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madpaddla

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Hello all,

Wondering any possible info on the following bottles:
1. Amber bottle, appr. 9 in tall, more amber hues at top and bottom, no print
2. sm. clear bottle, appr. 1.5 in, no visible lines or print
3. md. clear bottle, appr. 7 in, PAT APPLIED FOR, oval mark, 25 all on bottom
4. lg. clear bottle, appr. 12 in, oval mark and slashes in corner on bottom

I was looking for the appr year of prod., type, and value of these bottles if possible.

This web site is close to a god send. I have peeled through numerous pages and am indebted to all folks that provide such valuable information to all my questions. And lastly, a question regarding finding bottles with liquids or tablets contained within. Are there any suggestions as to do with the contents?

Once again thank -you for any assistance, madpaddla
 

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here are the pics sorry

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When you say there are "oval marks" on the bottom of a couple of these, do you mean like a pontil, or a machine mark from when it was made, or do you mean there is a little embossed maker's mark on the bottom? Is the "25" inside the oval on the bottom of one bottle? Is the slash mark through the oval on the bottom of the other bottle? Also, what state did you find the "honest" bottle in?

I ask because the experts on this forum can tell you alot from a picture of the pontil or machine suction marks on the bottom of a bottle. Also, there is a maker's mark that is an "Oval (horizontal, with a line through the longest axis, resembling a belt buckle)...Western Glass Manufacturing Company, Valverde, CO (1900-1909)." www.myinsulators.com
Lastly, if the "Honest" brand was really "registered" in the state where it was made, and you happened to find it in the state where it was made, the company is probably still on record, even if it has been defunct for 100 years....[sm=rolleyes.gif]
 

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Need a better pic of the Honest bottom. Looks pontiled, but need another sunlight pic close-up.
If it is pontiled, it is a fairly valuable bottle. If not, I'm guessing 15-20 dollars.
 

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I think the Honest flask is from the 1890's because of the embossing. I think it's called slug plate. I don't think that's a pontil though, that mark looks like it's inside the bottle, need another pic to be sure.
 

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