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Help Identifying a couple of bottles

Peter Boyd

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Feb 25, 2019
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I recently found a bottle while diving in Halifax Harbour, Nova Scotia. could anyone help to identify it. I am new to bottle collecting. It is olive green and has no markings about 9" tall, it looks like it was blown into a mold with an applied lip. it has what looks like very shallow flats on the side as if it set on its side while still hot . it is not very round. Thanks for your help
 

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RCO

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May 17, 2012
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sounds like a neat location for diving , tough to determine the age of such a bottle but its likely been there for some time . I'd assume it was a liquor bottle and would of originally had a paper label saying what it was for
 

Peter Boyd

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It is a great place to dive, I have found a lot of bottles, mostly pop bottles from the 1930's to present
 

saratogadriver

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Alcohol bottle, either beer or liquor of some sort. British or colonies. They were made in very basic and similar form over a long period of time from maybe 1850 or so to after 1900.

Jim G
 

Peter Boyd

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Feb 25, 2019
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I have a bunch, some local ones and some that I'm not sure where they are from.I will post some pictures tomorrow
 

RCO

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I have a book on Nova Scotia bottles it mostly covers older 1860's-1940's era but pretty extensive , interested in seeing what you found there
 

Huntindog

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Aug 14, 2012
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Your dive site has some age to it... that's for sure.
We call them black glass ale bottles.
Most contained some sort of beer or ale.
They can be some of the oldest bottles found.
Made from the 1700's on.
Yours looks to be from the early to mid 1800's.
Cool find
 

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