RARE? 1915 PURPLE AMETHYST COKE

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appliedlips

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Here is one we can all agree would be very hard to find in clear.I assure you it was a medium aqua in color and never clear.It would have been worth quite a bit in clear and I would not have ruined it.I did this for my own enjoyment and don't intend on selling it.Most of the information on irradiation is put out there by the nay sayers and not the folks that have done it more than once.Most of the info online is false.

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I know I blacklight check most of my bottles to see the potential for SCA. I have one very aqua swamp root remedy that glows which is rare from my limited experience. I always figured it had manganeze in it but also too much iron and that's why the aqua won out.
 

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Here is one we can all agree would be very hard to find in clear.I assure you it was a medium aqua in color and never clear.It would have been worth quite a bit in clear and I would not have ruined it.I did this for my own enjoyment and don't intend on selling it.Most of the information on irradiation is put out there by the nay sayers and not the folks that have done it more than once.Most of the info online is false.

That's interesting. I agree there is a lot of false information out there that's why I like to discuss it on this board and experiment for myself. I'll have to try some more aqua bottles since I know it can be done. One thing I have not experimented with is the theory that SCA glass could be returned to clear using heat. I was always sceptical of that claim. The jar collectors in our bottle club did some experiments (since some jars are more rare clear than amethyst) and I think the results were all negative. Thanks for the good info.
 

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Another question...when did they actually start putting manganese in the glass mixture? I'd always heard around the 1880s. Your flask is obviously made earlier. Was the manganese in that naturally occuring in the silica?
I expect like most changes in bottle making the transition from clear flint glass to manganese clear glass didnt happen in one year. Is there any record of when manganese was first purposefully used in glass in the USA?

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According to Bill's site , as early as the 1820s...
http://www.sha.org/bottle/colors.htm#Colorless
 

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Page 10 ABF:
Oxide of manganese so used came to be called the glassmakers soap, doubtless because as Merrit said in his 1642 translation of Neri's The Art of Glass, "Manganese consumes all the natural greenness of glass".
It goes on but 1642 was known I guess.
 

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HUMABDOS, WHAT MAKES THIS RARE? THE BOTTLE MAKER ROOT? DID THEY MAKE ALL COCA COLA SS BOTTLES? OR WHERE THE BOTTLE IS FROM AND THAT IT IS FULL? OPIONIONS? 500 DOLLARS WOULD BUY ME SOME GREAT CHEAPER BOTTLES. HEHE![:D]
 

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Isn't "Property Of Coca Cola Bottling Co." (non script) usually a flavor or water and not actually coke. That would make it ever rarer. I flavor bottle with real coke in it. WOW!!

I'll buy it and nuke it. Two grand easy!!!
 

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I can't believe we haven't heard from Bottlenutboy!
Anyone know his whereabouts?
 

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