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Wheelah23

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i've been warned about trying to clean it myself, so i'm sending it out to get done.

these are as scarce as hen's teeth around here so i don't want to be the one to
make a mistake trying to clean it. looks like very soft glass....

That's a dang good bottle! Believe it or not I normally don't like squat sodas, but I love the base on this one!
 

digger don

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Nice bottle . But seems odd to be open pontil with a blob top and not a single taper top. Are there many open pontil blob top bottles ?
 

baltbottles

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Baltimore Maryland
I would consider it a fluke. Its an 1850s soda that the blower just happened to use a strange glass tiped pontil instead of the normal iron pontil rod.True early open pontiled sodas tend to have a smaller lighter form with a sharp single tapered lip and have either a true blow pipe open pontil or more of a sand chip type pontil.

Chris
 

buzzkutt033

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i'm with ya chris, it's odd. the locals around here are saying there is only one other example they know of. notice how it seems to have the pontil " flake " that seems to occur on medicines when the pontil snaps off?? thanks for your input.

jim
 

Jim

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Lewistown, PA
Killer bottle, Jim. That is one of the gnarliest pontils I have ever seen, especially on a soda. Glad you got it. ~Jim
 

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