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Railway dump and a short river hunt.

PlaneDiggerCam

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Sep 4, 2017
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Southeastern CT, U.S.A.
Hello all! Here are some of my finds from some recent adventures...

I stumbled across what I believe to be an old railway dump. Unfortunately it isn't very old, it barely gets to the early 1900s. However I found some good bottles and will be going back in search of local milks as this dump is the right age. Here are my finds, which need more cleaning:
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Back from Left to Right:
Old glass piggy bank, Universal Store 5 cent milk, citrate of magnesia with medical staffs, my first sawers bluing, and a world's fair pictorial promotional refrigerator jar "a century of progress 1833-1933".

Front from Left to Right:
Uranium glass shaker, Higgins Ink, bird shaker, a newer bromo, and a milk of magnesia.

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A close up of the piggy bank which has a piece broken out of it (other side). The only way to get the money out of these was to break them which explains the damage to this one.

Besides this digging trip I also found a water spot for the warmer months (can't wait!). I noticed pieces of crockery, sodas, meds and more covering the bottom of a river. I was able to get a few of the closer bottles with a stick from the bank:

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From left to right:
Vicks jar and two King Westerly R.I. art deco sodas.

Thanks for reading,
PlaneDiggerCam
 

CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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Nice finds! I once found a larger version of that glass piggy bank at a thrift store full of change dating back to the 30s. There actually is a way to get the money out of these things with a knife, but it's time consuming and I think a lot of people didn't know that you could do it that way.

I'd be curious to see a close-up of that World's Fair bottle as well, looks like it's got some interesting embossing.
 

Relicdigger16

Member
Nov 21, 2019
12
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I have that exact piggy bank. it may be a repro though. my sister in law won it at the Jersey shore and gave it to me in the early 1970's. your finds are great. happy future hunting.
Relicdigger16
 

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