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John Shrink's Superior Mineral Water, Cleveland

opmustard

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Jan 14, 2021
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Excellent bottle. Great color, embossing is well defined with no real wear, looks like it was made yesterday and nice iron pontil. Also, a bottle that in such good overall condition.
Love the taper top and the skinny long neck. WOW!
opmustard
 

EvansBottles

Active Member
Dec 20, 2016
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Primarily you can tell by the type of applied lip. The tapered tops predate the blob tops.
Also the shape of the bottle is sometimes a bit different.
 

buriedtreasuretime

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May 10, 2009
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Fresh out of the USPS box! I bought this mostly sight unseen (1 very bad picture) and I'm thrilled with the condition. It's got 3 or 4 small patches of very light scratches, otherwise it's mint. Showed up right before I have to go to work so I'll post better pics later.
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Someone at some point put Epsom salts in it which is what you can see on the inside near the base. Rinsed most of them out but there's a little residue left to take care of.

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What's cool about it to me is that the backside is a reused mold. You can see the fill in of the old block embossing. The new lettering is larger and extends over the sides at the beginning and the end
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That is a beauty, cleaned just enough with out degrading it time honored look. You should be very proud of your new acquisition


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