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New dump spot near 1760s house part 1

PlaneDiggerCam

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Sep 4, 2017
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Southeastern CT, U.S.A.
I decided to explore the woods behind an old 1760s farm house. I found a dump along a rock wall and saw it was mostly 1920s to 1930s. I still dug it and found some neat stuff (mostly sodas and beers)! When I was leaving at dusk I finally found the old spot (which ill definitely have to investigate) with the graniteware enamel pots (a tell tale sign of older stuff). Can't wait to return! Here's today's finds:
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From left to right:
Hebe Co. Prov. R.I., Berry Spring Pawtucket, R.I. pictorials in both aqua and green, 1916 patent Coke (no town), 1920s Orange Crush (Havens Westerly on base), Pabst beer, V. Loewer's Gambrinus Brewery Co. New York (1926 in large number on base), and a BIM English beer.

In front;
Geo. W. Helme Co. Tobacco Jar Lid and a doll head.

Ceramic High Voltage insulators compared to lid:
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Close Up:
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V. Loewer's close up and base:
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Too bad about this peppersauce, but maybe its a sign of older stuff to come!:
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Packed! Too bad they weren't 20 years older:
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There has to be older stuff somewhere!

Thanks for reading,
PlaneDiggerCam
 

RCO

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May 17, 2012
3,542
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Ontario , Canada
I like finding the old orange crush bottles but rarely find any in the wild here and for some reason the amber ones appear more often here than the clear . have found a 1916 coca cola before but was when swimming

likely older stuff in the general area if they were dumping a lot back then
 

CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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Nice finds, I like those Berry Spring bottles! Would be nice to find older stuff but 1920s bottles aren't too bad either. And I didn't know that US Cokes of that era ever didn't have a town on the bottom, that's something I only associate with the Canadian ones.
 

PlaneDiggerCam

Well-Known Member
Sep 4, 2017
628
77
Southeastern CT, U.S.A.
I like finding the old orange crush bottles but rarely find any in the wild here and for some reason the amber ones appear more often here than the clear . have found a 1916 coca cola before but was when swimming

likely older stuff in the general area if they were dumping a lot back then
The embossed orange crush bottles are also pretty rare finds here. The one I found is actually difficult to find being from Westerly.
 

Venor_Thesaurus

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Jul 15, 2020
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I decided to explore the woods behind an old 1760s farm house. I found a dump along a rock wall and saw it was mostly 1920s to 1930s. I still dug it and found some neat stuff (mostly sodas and beers)! When I was leaving at dusk I finally found the old spot (which ill definitely have to investigate) with the graniteware enamel pots (a tell tale sign of older stuff). Can't wait to return! Here's today's finds:
View attachment 214130
From left to right:
Hebe Co. Prov. R.I., Berry Spring Pawtucket, R.I. pictorials in both aqua and green, 1916 patent Coke (no town), 1920s Orange Crush (Havens Westerly on base), Pabst beer, V. Loewer's Gambrinus Brewery Co. New York (1926 in large number on base), and a BIM English beer.

In front;
Geo. W. Helme Co. Tobacco Jar Lid and a doll head.

Ceramic High Voltage insulators compared to lid:
View attachment 214132

Close Up:
View attachment 214133

V. Loewer's close up and base:
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Too bad about this peppersauce, but maybe its a sign of older stuff to come!:
View attachment 214136

Packed! Too bad they weren't 20 years older:
View attachment 214137

There has to be older stuff somewhere!

Thanks for reading,
PlaneDiggerCam
Don't give away your location, but are you near Seekonk? My wife and I live in Michigan now, but recognize all of the place names for where your finds were manufactured.

Have always read that trash at old dumps is layered. So if looking for older go deeper. Another possibility is to look around edges where they would sometimes push old trash to make way for new. What kind of site are you working?

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RCO

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May 17, 2012
3,542
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Ontario , Canada
The embossed orange crush bottles are also pretty rare finds here. The one I found is actually difficult to find being from Westerly.
I don't know of any here having city names on them ,

some areas had popular locally bottled orange drinks which might explain why orange crush less common in certain areas over others , I know my area had a popular local orange drink
 

PlaneDiggerCam

Well-Known Member
Sep 4, 2017
628
77
Southeastern CT, U.S.A.
Don't give away your location, but are you near Seekonk? My wife and I live in Michigan now, but recognize all of the place names for where your finds were manufactured.

Have always read that trash at old dumps is layered. So if looking for older go deeper. Another possibility is to look around edges where they would sometimes push old trash to make way for new. What kind of site are you working?

Sent from my E6910 using Tapatalk
Not near Seekonk, but I can tell you that I am in Eastern CT. The dumps I'm currently digging are farm dumps. These dumps are very shallow and only are about 1 foot deep before hitting the natural soil. Mostly these dumps are along the old farm cart roads. Mainly with these dumps the older stuff is further away from the cart path since the farmers wouldn't walk over old trash to dump new stuff. The newest stuff is therefore on top of the older stuff and closest to the cart paths.
Since I'm close to the R.I. and Mass. borders I get lots of R.I., CT and Mass stuff.
 

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