Really Old Gin Bottle found in GTMO

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Shellbay

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I found this the other day in Guantanamo Bay. It looks a lot like a Case Gin Bottle from a previous post in here.

No seams, olive green in sunlight, air bubbles everywhere, neck is off centered, weird bottom.

Wondering your thoughts on age and if it was a gin bottle.

I was quite excited to find it, I had to walk through a ton of deep mud to get to this shoreline!

Thank you in advance for all comments!
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I was going to say the Gin bottle was mine!
I was stationed at the Marine Barracks in Gitmo from May 66 - May 67. Myself and another Marine drank a quart of Tanqueray Gin one night and tossed the empty bottle out on the salt flats, which surrounded the Marine site on 3 sides!
Your bottle was a good find.
 

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That's indeed a Case Gin bottle, they were produced from the 17th through 19th century, undoubtedly imported to Cuba aboard a European ship during that time. Impressive, last person to handle that could have been a Caribbean pirate! :D
 
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I was going to say the Gin bottle was mine!
I was stationed at the Marine Barracks in Gitmo from May 66 - May 67. Myself and another Marine drank a quart of Tanqueray Gin one night and tossed the empty bottle out on the salt flats, which surrounded the Marine site on 3 sides!
Your bottle was a good find.
Love hearing peoples memories of GTMO! I probably have found your gin bottle during one of my hunts. .
 

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That's indeed a Case Gin bottle, they were produced from the 17th through 19th century, undoubtedly imported to Cuba aboard a European ship during that time. Impressive, last person to handle that could have been a Caribbean pirate! :D
It was so exciting to find it! This is my first case gin bottle! I love the shape!
 

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Nice find! Doesn't look hugely different from the early 20th century European case gins we get here in Canada, although the shape of the shoulders looks a bit unusual and I think it might be pontilled, not sure on that one though. I'd imagine it's probably from the latter half of the 19th century.
 

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I'm interested in that base mark too. Might just be the key or a stranger pontil scar. I'm guessing earlier rather than later. The overall look seems primitive.
 

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