Help identifying bottle

Walker1200

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Hello!

I purchased this bottle at an antique store with my kids. I haven't been able to find much information about it. It seems pretty imperfect..which we love. I'm curious if anyone can give an approximate date range. I paid $10 for it. Hoping we got good value. Thanks in advance!

-Kerry
 

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Well, it's certainly a hand made, not machine produced, bottle. In North America, that generally means it was made before 1910. ("Michael J. Owens (1859-1923) devised the first commercially successful, fully automatic bottle-making machine in 1903...") In the photo, despite how far down the neck that the twist-created striations begin, that blob top appears to me to be tooled, but not applied. My guess is that it was produced 1890's. However, I'll defer to the more knowledgeable east coast members of this forum for more explicit answers--we have several who reside in NJ.

By the way, $10 seems an entirely reasonable price to me.
 

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Michael Troisi Sr. was born in 1867 in Italy. He had six sons and four daughters with Maria Antoinette Curcio between 1896 and 1919. He died in 1953 at the age of 86, and was buried in Bridgewater, New Jersey. He is listed as a bottler in the census...

Probably a $20 bottle unless you find someo0ne from Raritan or a family member who needs one, a nice blob top for sure...
 

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Wow, I really appreciate that information you dug up! Very informative!

Cheers!

-Kerry
 

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