some random fall bottle finds in the woods

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more fall like weather here so gave up on swimming and been searching mostly wooded locations or at places off roads .

haven't found anything stunning yet but a couple bottles which appear older than dump they were found in

not much in terms of metal cans yet , did find an ok Tahiti treat can but very little else worth keeping so far


from a couple weeks ago I went back to the spot where I had found some neat flat top cans earlier this year , found a damaged gini can , coca cola , Molson stock ale , Labatt pilsner , grand prix - orange

an apple juice can from nova scotia for scotia gold

some liquor bottles , clear no deposit , broken teem bottle

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back in the spring found a small 30's era dump in the woods off a highway , went back to clean up or see if I missed anything

not much good , mostly glass jars , clear screw top druggists

oddly inside one of the jars when I was cleaning out the dirt a small bottle came out . a " Holbrook and co " sauce bottle , looks older than the 30's , pretty sure it is

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checked a nearby spot where I had found some rusted cans earlier this year , embankment type area near a railway

but mostly the cans are too far gone by now , mostly coca cola or 7 up , also 1 Canada dry

also found a coca cola no deposit and broken coke bottle , some beer bottles

a metal Tahiti treat can with some colour on it still , only one worth cleaning

also found a coca cola stubby bottle nearby but label had been pealed into bottle and ruined , still had original cap

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on the weekend I also came across a small dumping in the pinetrees off a highway . spot I hadn't even checked before so didn't know it was there

mostly just rusted paint or oil cans which didn't even look that old , some screw top liquor bottles and a clear one .

was part of a broken milk jug for Caulfields dairy which is in Toronto and a purple ish druggist bottle with no embossing and some obvious damage but seems older than the dump itself . more like 20's or earlier but being a small town maybe they kept using them longer

on bottom of druggist marked " king oval "

also found a no deposit and beer bottle in another area

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also went back to the hillside where I found the coca cola SS in the spring , this stuff was found on that hill but not in exact same area . was a small hotel nearby and likely came from there

a lot of broken stuff , some china cups/plates , older looking corked bottles , some purple bottles , glasses , some aqua coloured bottles , clear corked bottle

3 not broken jars , one is for " improved crown " not sure of its age , a couple beer bottles , amber one looks older

most unusual bottle is the " aromatic schnapps " , olive greenish in colour , also odd cause its a miniature , very small for a liquor bottle , not sure how old it is or rarity , has some obvious damage ,



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Wow that's a real shame about the sample Wolfe's, I don't think those are at all common to find. I can't find any miniature samples online that look as small as yours. It's got an applied top, right? I'm not sure how late they stayed in business but I don't think they lasted very far into the 20th century if they survived the 19th century at all, so it's definitely older than most of what you find around your area. I think I'd be holding onto that one, even with a hole knocked out of it.
 

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Wow that's a real shame about the sample Wolfe's, I don't think those are at all common to find. I can't find any miniature samples online that look as small as yours. It's got an applied top, right? I'm not sure how late they stayed in business but I don't think they lasted very far into the 20th century if they survived the 19th century at all, so it's definitely older than most of what you find around your area. I think I'd be holding onto that one, even with a hole knocked out of it.


I'm not really that familiar with it , will try and do more research and hope some people from the site have seen it before or similar bottles

the dump where I found it seemed to be fairly early , was some broken corked bottles nearby . the hotel only lasted until the 30's and it wasn't that big more like a big house someone renovated into a small hotel . it wasn't one of the better known ones around here

when I found it was in 2 pieces , when I took those pictures I simply set them together and it looks like 1 . but afterwords I glued them together so now more solid . was worried it break more or I'd cut myself holding it . so now safer and more solid and can barely notice the repair
 

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some new pictures , get a better feel for its actual size and the damage , although the bottom 2 pictures I posted yesterday are very close to its actual size

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oddly inside one of the jars when I was cleaning out the dirt a small bottle came out . a " Holbrook and co " sauce bottle , looks older than the 30's , pretty sure it is
Detailed photos of the mold seams near the neck should tell the story.

I believe you are correct about it being older. I have found them in late 1890's to 1910 era context. I always wondered if there was any legit association with the similarly shaped and embossed, and much more commonly found in the areas that I once dug, Lea & Perrins worcestershire sauce--or, were Holbrook and Co. simply trying to cash in with a look-alike sitting upon the shelves of turn-of-the-century general stores?
 

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I'm not really that familiar with it , will try and do more research and hope some people from the site have seen it before or similar bottles

the dump where I found it seemed to be fairly early , was some broken corked bottles nearby . the hotel only lasted until the 30's and it wasn't that big more like a big house someone renovated into a small hotel . it wasn't one of the better known ones around here

when I found it was in 2 pieces , when I took those pictures I simply set them together and it looks like 1 . but afterwords I glued them together so now more solid . was worried it break more or I'd cut myself holding it . so now safer and more solid and can barely notice the repair
I'm a lot more familiar with the full-size Wolfe's bottles (from pictures, not from finding them). They're a category of collecting all to themselves, they came in lots of different colours and often had iron pontils, and can be found all over the world.
 

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