My customers strike again!!

Welcome to our Antique Bottle community

Be a part of something great, join today!

CCB420

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2022
Messages
194
Reaction score
197
Points
43
So I've been eyeballing this lil planter behind my customers house that was full of bottles, many of which I could see were corked top, others were just neat, but never dug through em. He had em in a greenhouse/storage area that one of the hurricanes probably wiped out, but everything was getting ruined. Last few months he's been cleaning things out, so yest, he's outside while I'm doing my thing, and I said "I've been admiring your bottle collection out back" to which he replied, "what bottle collection"
So after explaining where, without looking said, if they back there take em, one less thing I gotta worry about moving. I said yes sir let me get em out of your way. He said "I don't even remember where I picked em up, I could tell some were old, so I got em"

So I'll post the ones I've snapped quick photos of and cropped, these were just on top. I apologize I didn't have a chance to clean up any better, but will get around soon hopefully,! Also, if yall would, feel free to edumacate me on what kind of bottles he had, for example, some of these that the seam doesn't go all the way up, any nicknames, method of production, etc, if you don't mind and thank you in advance
 

Attachments

  • 20230417_213610.jpg
    20230417_213610.jpg
    143.4 KB · Views: 106
  • 20230417_212450.jpg
    20230417_212450.jpg
    158.1 KB · Views: 115
  • 20230417_212521.jpg
    20230417_212521.jpg
    297.3 KB · Views: 106
  • 20230417_212709.jpg
    20230417_212709.jpg
    121.3 KB · Views: 100
  • 20230417_212718.jpg
    20230417_212718.jpg
    245 KB · Views: 98
  • 20230417_212724.jpg
    20230417_212724.jpg
    256 KB · Views: 103

CCB420

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2022
Messages
194
Reaction score
197
Points
43
Guess I'll take this in segments, this next one, morbidly, caught my attention! Was it maybe an IV bottle?
 

Attachments

  • 20230417_212750.jpg
    20230417_212750.jpg
    322.4 KB · Views: 94
  • 20230417_212754.jpg
    20230417_212754.jpg
    266.8 KB · Views: 93
  • 20230417_212815.jpg
    20230417_212815.jpg
    161.6 KB · Views: 84
  • 20230417_212829.jpg
    20230417_212829.jpg
    302.8 KB · Views: 83
  • 20230417_212843.jpg
    20230417_212843.jpg
    209.8 KB · Views: 83
  • 20230417_212933.jpg
    20230417_212933.jpg
    266.2 KB · Views: 81
  • 20230417_212956.jpg
    20230417_212956.jpg
    190.7 KB · Views: 85
  • 20230417_212948.jpg
    20230417_212948.jpg
    308.9 KB · Views: 104

CCB420

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2022
Messages
194
Reaction score
197
Points
43
After that mortician, that lil coke bottle also struck me as odd?? It's tiny, maybe 3 or 4 Oz, well I say coke, looks like a beverage bottle

Here's a few more
 

Attachments

  • 20230417_213025.jpg
    20230417_213025.jpg
    145.5 KB · Views: 83
  • 20230417_213036.jpg
    20230417_213036.jpg
    308.1 KB · Views: 80
  • 20230417_213110.jpg
    20230417_213110.jpg
    183.1 KB · Views: 80
  • 20230417_213113.jpg
    20230417_213113.jpg
    234.3 KB · Views: 78
  • 20230417_213130.jpg
    20230417_213130.jpg
    328.9 KB · Views: 82
  • 20230417_213211.jpg
    20230417_213211.jpg
    183.8 KB · Views: 79
  • 20230417_213233.jpg
    20230417_213233.jpg
    212.3 KB · Views: 79
  • 20230417_213301.jpg
    20230417_213301.jpg
    215.8 KB · Views: 74
  • 20230417_213310.jpg
    20230417_213310.jpg
    358.4 KB · Views: 79

CCB420

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2022
Messages
194
Reaction score
197
Points
43
And got another certo bottle, guess this was hung upside down??

Also the snuff bottles, doesn't the number of dots on the bottom represent something?? Forgive my ignorance, guess I could've done some homework
 

Attachments

  • 20230417_213334.jpg
    20230417_213334.jpg
    214 KB · Views: 79
  • 20230417_213347.jpg
    20230417_213347.jpg
    285.9 KB · Views: 76
  • 20230417_213355.jpg
    20230417_213355.jpg
    451.4 KB · Views: 84
  • 20230417_213420.jpg
    20230417_213420.jpg
    244.5 KB · Views: 81
  • 20230417_213435.jpg
    20230417_213435.jpg
    132.7 KB · Views: 83
  • 20230417_213529.jpg
    20230417_213529.jpg
    238.7 KB · Views: 76
  • 20230417_213503.jpg
    20230417_213503.jpg
    185 KB · Views: 71
  • 20230417_213537.jpg
    20230417_213537.jpg
    226.2 KB · Views: 76
  • 20230417_213550.jpg
    20230417_213550.jpg
    406.3 KB · Views: 72
  • 20230417_213553.jpg
    20230417_213553.jpg
    366.1 KB · Views: 79

CCB420

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2022
Messages
194
Reaction score
197
Points
43
OK ok almost done with what I took pis of anyways
 

Attachments

  • 20230417_213606.jpg
    20230417_213606.jpg
    184.1 KB · Views: 70
  • 20230417_213610.jpg
    20230417_213610.jpg
    143.4 KB · Views: 74
  • 20230417_213620.jpg
    20230417_213620.jpg
    190.3 KB · Views: 76
  • 20230417_213643.jpg
    20230417_213643.jpg
    125.3 KB · Views: 82
  • 20230417_213711.jpg
    20230417_213711.jpg
    210.7 KB · Views: 81
  • 20230417_213724.jpg
    20230417_213724.jpg
    289.3 KB · Views: 79

CCB420

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2022
Messages
194
Reaction score
197
Points
43
I see it jumbled up the order I'D planned, I think that 1st photo is supposed to be behind the round base with my wife's name, minus an s, ironically on the bottom
 

East_Tn_Bottle_Guy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2021
Messages
255
Reaction score
282
Points
63
Location
Greeneville, Tn.
When the seam does not go all the way through the lip, it is either an applied lip or tooled lip. There is a thread that goes into the specifics of the two. In your case, the bottles whose seams don't go through the lip are tooled (tooled lips are newer most of the time).
I'll start doing some research to help id some of the bottles and reply when I've got something.
 

East_Tn_Bottle_Guy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2021
Messages
255
Reaction score
282
Points
63
Location
Greeneville, Tn.
So I've been eyeballing this lil planter behind my customers house that was full of bottles, many of which I could see were corked top, others were just neat, but never dug through em. He had em in a greenhouse/storage area that one of the hurricanes probably wiped out, but everything was getting ruined. Last few months he's been cleaning things out, so yest, he's outside while I'm doing my thing, and I said "I've been admiring your bottle collection out back" to which he replied, "what bottle collection"
So after explaining where, without looking said, if they back there take em, one less thing I gotta worry about moving. I said yes sir let me get em out of your way. He said "I don't even remember where I picked em up, I could tell some were old, so I got em"

So I'll post the ones I've snapped quick photos of and cropped, these were just on top. I apologize I didn't have a chance to clean up any better, but will get around soon hopefully,! Also, if yall would, feel free to edumacate me on what kind of bottles he had, for example, some of these that the seam doesn't go all the way up, any nicknames, method of production, etc, if you don't mind and thank you in advance
College Inn is a company that originated in Chicago in the 20s. They are still in business and sell broths. I assume that's what your bottle would have been. The other one is some sort of patent medicine. I tried to find the patent number, but no luck.
 
Last edited:

East_Tn_Bottle_Guy

Well-Known Member
Joined
Apr 4, 2021
Messages
255
Reaction score
282
Points
63
Location
Greeneville, Tn.
Guess I'll take this in segments, this next one, morbidly, caught my attention! Was it maybe an IV bottle?
I would assume embalming fluid for the first one. The next looks like a Welch's grape juice bottle but not sure if it's Welch's, but same concept. The last couple look like medicine or liquor flasks.
 

Members online

Latest threads

Forum statistics

Threads
83,329
Messages
743,637
Members
24,358
Latest member
eloc1
Top