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peejrey

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Was at school a week or two ago, and had one of our new guys come up and was watching me work on the forum.. He asked me if I was a glass collector, I said "yeah, was a hobby of mine before I got into IT" he laughed and said he had found a bunch of old bottles in the woods behind his house and asked if I wanted them.. I couldn't say no..So a week ago I was given this big box of dirty, scum filled glass (and a copy of Yes Songs to rip) and off I went..Here is the best one of the bunch, really like the molding on this one even if it is 1930's+.Got a bunch more in a bucket of bleach, and other household chemicals, funny it seems the soil didn't do much to this one..[attachment=IMG_0033.JPG]Quite nice I must say..Also cool to see that Anchor Hocking Logo [attachment=IMG_0025.JPG] So there ya go folks, just a little pick me up from a now good friend..lol
 

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2find4me

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Cool texture, glad you could find some more bottles! Would love to see the rest of them.
 

peejrey

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I really do like the texture too, definitely interesting..Here be the ones waiting to be cleaned. Prolly won't do much with em, most with be either recycle or art pieces, but stilla cool load..From left to right: clear misc., Amber Whiskey, Clear Medicinal[attachment=IMG_0065.JPG]Bunch of dirty bottles[attachment=IMG_0067.JPG]Probably the oldest one of the bunch but still Post 1900[attachment=IMG_0068.JPG]Thanks for looking guys!More to come soon!
 

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Robby Raccoon

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You get them as I do: Filled with algae, moss, dirt, mud, bugs even those lovely termites that love to bite, and I'm sure some will have some heavy staining when clean. Nonetheless, any of them have use. If nothing else, garden art works for me. [:D]
 

peejrey

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I like it when they are filled with gunk.. ya never know what it's gonna look like after it's cleaned up..
 

Robby Raccoon

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Heh. If the gunk is a nest of termites, then no. But, the surprise is always great to see when you get it cleaned up and find it is beautiful. See the photos below? 3 S-S Coca-Colas. I pulled them up from my favorite Lake, they were covered in Lake life--some of it wasn't plant, either-- and muck from being in the sediments of a dying lake for 100 years (Human-induced Eutrophication from fertilizers and other run-off is causing the lake to go through Lake Succession which means it is filling in. So, it wasn't full of just sand, but muck of the highest caliber. Even areas that suck you to your knees. From 1900 to 1960 it was just an open dump.) At first all I saw was 'Registered' and didn't see the embossing till the third bottle. Even then I couldn't read it well till I got them home and clean. Then, on shore, I read 'Coca-Cola' and began to wonder. Now I know what they are, and it was a wonderful surprise. It goes from algae-coated, slime, and muck to shining brightly near my window. You're right there. To clean them up is wonderful.
 

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Robby Raccoon

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Correction to my last post: "Property Of" is at the top, not "Registered". "Registered" is atop the late teens Coca-Cola owned Paul's drinks bottle I have. I confused them. [:'(]
 

Robby Raccoon

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Just saw an Old Quaker today at the antique store, but picked up a different bottle I need to research before I say anymore on. Just know, I'm bloody well excited.
 

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