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SB&G Co Amber beer bottle Hoping to get a little info

bonepicker

New Member
Nov 19, 2018
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Mississippi
I dug this Sunday. I believe it is a Streator Bottling & Glass Co, Illinois.
I read Streator was a pretty common bottling co, and was circa 1881-1905. Im Guessing its a beer bottle.
Can anyone give me any info on this bottle, such as date, type, etc.
The shape is a bit different from the other amber SB&G's I was seeing pictured online.
Was also wondering why it has a push in the shoulder.
Thanks
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blobbottlebob

Well-Known Member
Dec 20, 2005
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36
Wisconsin
Hey Bone.
Welcome. It is a cool bottle. From my experience, SB&GCo often have a date on the hub. Just a small number like 98 at the base. That might help date it.
My guess is a beer too, like a porter but it might not be. If it is a beer, then that indent is a flaw like improper forming of the glass. If it is a crazy wine bottle, then that may be intentional. Best of luck out there.
 

Robby Raccoon

Trash Digger
Jun 14, 2014
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63
Locō movērī
Bottle may have been tossed in a fire, causing the glass to deform slightly.
I feel like I saw this same bottle with a malt label on it from the very early 1900s or very late 1890s, but I can't quite remember whose label!
 

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