some random fall bottle finds in the woods

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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?
I believe that Holbrook was just trying to imitate Lea and Perrins. I don't think Lea and Perrins had a trademark on the bottle shape, so lots of companies ended up using it to sell their own versions of Worcestershire sauce. Holbrook wasn't the only other one to do so, they were just one of the more successful imitators.
 

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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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Dang! That's too bad. I believe those small wolfe's are pretty rare and usually worth over $100. Still displays though. I'd say that aqua jar, the wolfe's and the sauce all are right around 1900 give or take 10 years. Definitely a good era.
 

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Dang! That's too bad. I believe those small wolfe's are pretty rare and usually worth over $100. Still displays though. I'd say that aqua jar, the wolfe's and the sauce all are right around 1900 give or take 10 years. Definitely a good era.

there didn't seem to be much else there , small dumping in the woods but in a rocky area which might explain why so much broken stuff

did seem to be some older stuff there but mostly broken , and who knows if anyone else ever found it before and such over the years
 

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I believe that Holbrook was just trying to imitate Lea and Perrins. I don't think Lea and Perrins had a trademark on the bottle shape, so lots of companies ended up using it to sell their own versions of Worcestershire sauce. Holbrook wasn't the only other one to do so, they were just one of the more successful imitators.
I don't think that I've ever seen imitators other than Holbrook. If you have any examples of those I would be interested in seeing photos!
 

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some more finds from last week

not much at this spot a wooded area/dried swamp off a roadway , some liquor , beer bottles , 2 broken coca cola no deposit and 50's hobbleshirk


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went back to the hillside where I found the older broken bottles last week but didn't find much

some beer bottles , ceramic white jar , broken clear jar , broken Welch's grape bottles , various other broken bottles / glass

nothing really of interest

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poked around some various spots along a small highway I usually check during the fall

various bottles - liquor bottles , beer bottles , green no deposits , clear no deposit , glass jar

2 soda bottles - Tab 60's , Canada dry ginger beer - broken

lots of metal cans - 7 up , coca cola , crush - cream soda , diet , grand prix - bitter lemon , lime , mountain dew , Canada dry - ginger ale , club soda , Tahiti treat , Wilson's - lemon lime , carlton club - ginger ale , grape ,

some flat top cans - mountain dew , Yukon club - root beer , mason's - orange , carlton club - grape , ginger ale . not sure if some of these will clean more

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I don't think that I've ever seen imitators other than Holbrook. If you have any examples of those I would be interested in seeing photos!
I just had a look around on the internet, here are some:

Jockey Club
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Halford
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No brand name, just marked Worcestershire Sauce
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E.R. Durkee
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Goodall-Backhouse
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Rowat & Co (this bottle has a different style of top but I've seen them in the Lea & Perrins style too)
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Drury Lane
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Joshua Longfield
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Courtenay & Co
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Epicurean Table Sauce (they got a bit fancy with the design on this one)
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I just had a look around on the internet, here are some:

Jockey Club
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Halford
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No brand name, just marked Worcestershire Sauce
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E.R. Durkee
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Goodall-Backhouse
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Rowat & Co (this bottle has a different style of top but I've seen them in the Lea & Perrins style too)
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Drury Lane
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Joshua Longfield
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Courtenay & Co
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Epicurean Table Sauce (they got a bit fancy with the design on this one)
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Wow! I had no idea there were so many imitators! Thanks for taking the effort to educate me.
 

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this is some stuff I found on the same hillside I found that old motor on , was a dump further up , almost in the backyard of a home there

didn't really find anything , just broken stuff or glass jars/ liquor / beer bottles

one small jar for a " stomach powder " from London uk I hadn't seen before

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