- Jan 27, 2020
Don't stop it's all about the hunt!
You might want to leave the patina as is since you'll ruin it's value.To find how old it might be look at the seam line.If it goes all the way to the top of the lip it's a machine made bottle after 1903.The seam line that ends below the bottle lip it's pre-1900! A mouth blown in a iron mold!Good guess, looks like a basic screw-top '30s medicine to me(but I can't be sure because of the gunk, it could be a pre-1900 applied screw top which would make it really neat and much more uncommon). Can probably use some CLR to get that crap off the threads/neck area. I found tons of 1930's screw top bottles just like that in a desert lot right across the street, including some 30's and possibly 20's cork tops. I found emerald green ant poisons with the weird shape, and other little things, but lots of basic medicines like that one too all between like 1925-1940. I sold most of those in a bundle to the local antique store when I came back to collecting with an emphasis on mostly pre-1900 bottles, but I still have the three best small 30's bottles I found as a kid.
The one thing keeping me from being 100% sure how old it is is not seeing the threads and lip fully.
That's a nice, little, old bottle!! Never stop searching, you will find many more, and even older bottles, never give up because there are tons of them!!!
Not to be a smart-ass this is my opinion you know what I usually do with screw tops that I dig I usually set them up on a fence line shoot them they make good target practice see there's a use for everything. I am all about cork bottles with me non machine but I live in Kentucky I guess that's a good old boy and me
That statement I made was really harsh I'm sorry I didn't mean to offend you I was just stating what I do with them but I remember when I first started hack my first bottles they had Topps knocked off of them and everything but I want to apologize I didn't mean to be so harsh to you I'm a ironworker and I don't know if you're familiar with Ironworkers but we got tough skin and we are not sensitive at all I'm sorry though I apologize to you for that but that's just my opinion of what I do with those stick with it. You'll be happy you did it's a fun hobby regardless of what you're digging if you like it that's all it matters again I apologize maybe that ain't the good old boy in me may be a Kentucky redneck you think LOL but hey just to make things right with you be ever want my opinion on a bottle which you may now but if you do feel free to send me a picture and if I can identify. I sure will buddy God bless you have a good day