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UnderMiner

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I dug all these bottles from the mud today. Apparently someone really liked David Mayer beer 120 years ago. All the bottles were in the same area so I think it was the same person drinking them and stashing them, but they never came back to cash their deposits.
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Bottles include:
1. David Mayer (×5) two different variants (all blob).
2. Theo Young (blob).
3. Jacob Ruppert (tooled-crown).
4. Pabst (tooled-crown).
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I've got a Theo Young in amber.
I see mussels in your pics did you find them, in salt or brackish water?
Can we call these 'historical litter' and where do we draw the line between litter and historical artifact? ;)
 

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Love that Ruppert bottle!
My first J Ruppert beer was a Knickerbocker, found where the bridge crosses Trout Creek on opening day of trout season.
I was 12yrs old.
 

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I've got a Theo Young in amber.
I see mussels in your pics did you find them, in salt or brackish water?
Can we call these 'historical litter' and where do we draw the line between litter and historical artifact? ;)
All in the ocean on the edge of land where people likely went swimming, fishing and such. The bottles were likely on land originally but erosion washed them down into the water where they got burried in the mud all next to eachother in an area about 5 feet across. Some where near the surface while others were buried deep under. The bottles that have a tinge of pink to them were the ones near the surface damaged by the sun's UV rays while the clear bottles are the deeply buried ones having no sun exposure.

I think almost all litter becomes valuable artifacts after a certain set amount of time passes :D
 

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Love that Ruppert bottle!
My first J Ruppert beer was a Knickerbocker, found where the bridge crosses Trout Creek on opening day of trout season.
I was 12yrs old.
Oh yeah! These old tooled large logo Ruppert bottles predate Yankee Stadium, the Ruppert bottles with the smaller circular logo on the top would have been the kind served in Yankee Stadium in its early days. I once found one of these newer Ruppert bottles from the 1920's sitting in a crevice in a rock outcrop in a seldom visited rural area in the Bronx. I left it in place because it is like snapshot in time from an era long past. It is still there:
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