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PlaneDiggerCam

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Sep 4, 2017
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Wood mold?! Are you kidding? Bottles molds were made of iron/steel.
What you are seeing is deterioration likely from rust. And the bottle is
a private mold. Not a slug plate bottle. I dug some of these back in the
1980's. This was the only farm dump that ever produced them. Along with
a number of other bottles that we usually didn't find in farm dumps.
Actually wood molds were used pre-1800s-1850s. They were usually kept very wet or lined with clay to prevent burning. However, steam from this created a gap between the bottle and the mold, so there is no embossing on wooden molded bottles.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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New Jersey
Actually wood molds were used pre-1800s-1850s. They were usually kept very wet or lined with clay to prevent burning. However, steam from this created a gap between the bottle and the mold, so there is no embossing on wooden molded bottles.
The seller stated that it was a wooden mold slugplate. That is why I said what I said. The majority if not all of the knowledgable collectors said it is not. I have to assume the seller is mistaken or just plain lying. Either way, I like the bottle. It is in great shape so I don't care.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
 

PlaneDiggerCam

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Sep 4, 2017
686
77
Southeastern CT, U.S.A.
The seller stated that it was a wooden mold slugplate. That is why I said what I said. The majority if not all of the knowledgable collectors said it is not. I have to assume the seller is mistaken or just plain lying. Either way, I like the bottle. It is in great shape so I don't care.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
I know, I was just saying that there are things such as wooden molds.
 

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