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Never found one with a mark, top says Gray I believe it's portable but not in English. Any ideas?
 

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These are generally referred to as English ale bottles. I think the unmarked ones are generally thought to have contained beer rather than ginger beer. Yours is marked Portobello, a neighbourhood in Edinburgh.
 

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Love old stoneware beer bottles. Curse the people from a century ago for not drinking more so I could find them near me!
 

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This is an ale bottle, made in Scotland, and imported to the USA filled with ale.
Portobello is a coastal suburb of Edinburgh in eastern central Scotland. It lies 3 miles (5 km) east of the city center, facing the Firth of Forth.
Whoops! CanadianBottles beat me to it.
 
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This is an ale bottle, made in Scotland, and imported to the USA filled with ale.
Portobello is a coastal suburb of Edinburgh in eastern central Scotland. It lies 3 miles (5 km) east of the city center, facing the Firth of Forth.
Giddy up, I have a couple plain ones do people collect them.
 
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These ale bottles were imported in vast numbers, so they are pretty common. I think I have one in a pint size that I brought back from Guyana just 'cause I hadn't seen that size before (the one on the right).

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These ale bottles were imported in vast numbers, so they are pretty common. I think I have one in a pint size that I brought back from Guyana just 'cause I hadn't seen that size before (the one on the right).

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Interesting, looks like a lot of labor went in to making these bottles.
 

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This is an ale bottle, made in Scotland, and imported to the USA filled with ale.
Portobello is a coastal suburb of Edinburgh in eastern central Scotland. It lies 3 miles (5 km) east of the city center, facing the Firth of Forth.
Whoops! CanadianBottles beat me to it.
i want to face the Firth of Forth
 

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