Large bottle in old house I bought.

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Found this in a old house I bought and am tearing down.On the bottom is MCA. STD. 1961. And I believe 13G. Any information would be helpful. Manufacturer,Value,Rarity. I was going to put change in it but would go broke trying to fill it!
 

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Continuation from above
 

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Welcome to the forum! I'm not sure of the manufacturer, some European company from the looks of it. It's a modern-ish carboy for winemaking, so 1961 could be the manufacture date. Value isn't much I'm afraid, the market would mainly be people shopping for second-hand winemaking equipment rather than bottle collectors. I have no idea what rarity would be, but because it's not a type of bottle than anyone collects the question is basically irrelevant. It could be the only one in the world but that wouldn't make it any more valuable than the ones down at the hardware store in their winemaking section.
 

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Welcome to the forum! I'm not sure of the manufacturer, some European company from the looks of it. It's a modern-ish carboy for winemaking, so 1961 could be the manufacture date. Value isn't much I'm afraid, the market would mainly be people shopping for second-hand winemaking equipment rather than bottle collectors. I have no idea what rarity would be, but because it's not a type of bottle than anyone collects the question is basically irrelevant. It could be the only one in the world but that wouldn't make it any more valuable than the ones down at the hardware store in their winemaking section.
Cold be spring water too.
 

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I was going to put change in it but would go broke trying to fill it!
The problem is not the amount of change required, but if these are used for change there is a point where the only way to remove the change is to BREAK it or if it is moved to empty it will BREAK or it may simply BREAK at some point when it too stressed as change has considerable weight. This is experience speaking. I rarely put change in any GLASS container larger than about a quart. Usually smaller. Of course with plastic being the most convenient form of payment the change jar grows very slowly and I only have the one now. It is a LEECH bowl. Only half full with change it still weighs 4lb. 14oz.
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I have a crated water bottle. I fill with an inch or two of change, not had any issues as long I don't overload the bottle.
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...or it may simply BREAK at some point when it too stressed as change has considerable weight. ...
correct. My uncle had one in his basement which I found fascinating at the time. But it's even worse with marbles, the spheres contact points basically push everything outwards against the bottle. I've heard of at least one that blew up. And on a magnum scale I had one blow up too.
 

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I think the large bottle is likely to be an acid (or other caustic chemical) shipper. These had a wood frame to protect the glass, and were shipped by rail from chemical producer to manufacturer.
Filled, the bottle is too heavy to move by hand (most chemicals are considerably heavier than water which is about 8 lbs per gallon). They would be moved by machines like fork-lifts. Fermenters for wine are smaller so that they can be moved.

Here are some typical wine fermenters or shippers:

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The problem is not the amount of change required, but if these are used for change there is a point where the only way to remove the change is to BREAK it or if it is moved to empty it will BREAK or it may simply BREAK at some point when it too stressed as change has considerable weight. This is experience speaking. I rarely put change in any GLASS container larger than about a quart. Usually smaller. Of course with plastic being the most convenient form of payment the change jar grows very slowly and I only have the one now. It is a LEECH bowl. Only half full with change it still weighs 4lb. 14oz.
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You can use a butter knife, but it will be a painstakingly long process to not chip the bottle.
 

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