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Old Gin bottle in near mint condition found at Goodwill Austin

sandchip

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Sep 1, 2008
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Nice score! I'd guess around 1800, but hopefully others more knowledgeable than I will chime in. I've never found squat at Goodwill, but I'll keep on trying.
 

sunrunner

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Aug 10, 2007
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looks germen . and may have been made up in to the 1820s. when full Hight post moulids were being interduce.
 

Hamco

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Jul 17, 2019
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Thanks! yeah I'm always in Salvation Army, Goodwill and many other thrifts and get lucky quite frequently. I am fortunate that my job takes me to these stores in a variety of cities around the country. Crazy that it survived this long in that condition and made it on to the shelves intact.
 

Harry Pristis

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Jul 24, 2003
910
18
Northcentral Florida
This is an unusual case bottle. The shoulders are inflated, rounded, unlike the square-shouldered German bottles (see the grass-green bottle below). The corners are rounded, not sharp like early German bottles. The lip looks too skimpy, too perfect, to be an early 1800s case bottle or even a later transitional "pig-snout" lip finish. The pontil scar looks too neat.

I have a double-handful of case bottles, dating from Late 1700s to Late 1800s, but I've never seen one quite like this one. I don't know where this bottle was made, but it is not from the usual Western European glassworks.

case_gin_pontil_A.jpg case_gin_pontil_C.jpg caseginspair.jpg caseginLip4.jpg
 

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CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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I was thinking this was a really strange one as well. I've never seen one or a picture of one like it either. Not really sure what to make of it.
 

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