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Hillside Dump - How to Proceed

embe

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4x8 sheet of 5/8" plywood to give you something to stand on (or if you're lighter than me you can probably get away with a smaller sheet)
 

DeepSeaDan

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Was out yesterday for a few hours ( regrettably, the dump is in an area popular with dog-walkers, joggers & the like, so keeping it on the down-low for now ).

The ground was frozen in some areas, but I found a spot where I could dig into the face of the slope. What I found in the first 2 feet was a few complete bottles near the surface, then a huge assortment of broken, melted & whole bottles, jars, cans and assorted refuse, with the lingering odour of combustion permeating the ground. Pretty well everything came from the 20's, 30's & 40's era.

I'll be back in the future to try & get down to the earliest layers, after the ground completely thaws, & C-19 is mostly in the history books.

Here's a couple of interesting sodas from the 20's / 30's:

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DeepSeaDan

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Jun 9, 2013
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Thise art deco sodas are cool! Never seen those designs before.
Aren't they, though!

Another member here - "RCO" found a Punch Dry bottle at an antique shop, & wrote about it here:

Can't wait to dig deeper!

DSD
 

RCO

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that punch dry bottle is a good find , as mentioned I have one that I found at an antique store , not easy to find and for sure 20's / 30's era which helps to date the dump site

I'd keep poking around as I'd imagine there is other stuff to find there

if you find any other art deco sodas from Toronto I could likely help to date them or know more about them as I've seen most of them before , but might still be a few I haven't as some were only used for brief periods by smaller bottlers
 

DeepSeaDan

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that punch dry bottle is a good find , as mentioned I have one that I found at an antique store , not easy to find and for sure 20's / 30's era which helps to date the dump site

I'd keep poking around as I'd imagine there is other stuff to find there

if you find any other art deco sodas from Toronto I could likely help to date them or know more about them as I've seen most of them before , but might still be a few I haven't as some were only used for brief periods by smaller bottlers
Thanks RCO. With C-19 running rampant about the land, I reckon I'll wait on this until the menace has officially passed; meantime, research goes on for more places to hunt!

Regards,
DSD
 

RCO

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May 17, 2012
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Thanks RCO. With C-19 running rampant about the land, I reckon I'll wait on this until the menace has officially passed; meantime, research goes on for more places to hunt!

Regards,
DSD
true I still plan to keep searching around but a lot of my locations are in isolated rural areas so I don't have to worry about other people being nearby , the snow is finally disappearing here so plan to poke around a bit in the next few days and see if I can find anything

I'm sure there is more good stuff at the spot you found based on its description and what you've found so far , a lot is likely buried and hidden from view , some of it will be broken but make sense back then that they were more likely to toss a broken soda than a non broken one
 

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