Nice, good looking bottle, can't beat the condition, round slug plate embossing suggests post 1880 but shape is more typical of pre 1880. I suspect early 1880s. Date is irrelevant when finding such a good looking bottle in great condition. A good find for any collection.I went to pick up some small items from an auction house today and they had a wicker covered squat bottle for sale. The wicker was in horrid shape so I removed it once I got home. It’s a nice blue/aqua squat or pony (beer I presume) blob top bottle embossed with:
P. KEARNS // PA // SHAMOKIN all in a slug plate. The only reference I can find is in the sodas and beers.com website which no longer seems to be valid. I even searched the towns cemetery records to no avail! It also has the look of a sand pontil on the base but it is fairly smooth to the touch so I'm assuming it is just mold induced roughness. If anybody has any insight on this bottle it sure would be appreciated! Thanks in advance!