Stoneware Ginger Beer Bottle - Buchan Portobello Pottery

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UnderMiner

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I was searching the woods today around where an old Victorian mansion once stood and found the scattered fragments of a ceramic bottle. I collected the fragments and reconstructed what I had to make this:
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It isn't complete but there is more than enough to see one full side, and it just so happens to be the side with the manufacturer's stamp.
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The manufacturer stamp indicates it was made by Buchan Portobello Pottery in Scotland. This company produced ginger beer bottles from 1867-1900.
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Does anyone know if there was any variation to this bottle's production history that could further specify its date of manufacture within the aforementioned time period? Thank you :)

This is just the second stoneware ginger beer bottle I have ever found, I still haven't found a complete one.
 

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underminer. What do you use to hold your bottles together when you reconstruct them. I have a Hutchinson that has the blob top broken off at the neck.
 

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underminer. What do you use to hold your bottles together when you reconstruct them. I have a Hutchinson that has the blob top broken off at the neck.
I use Elmer's glue and Scotch tape. As I set the pieces with the glue I tape them in place, then I remove the tape after a few days when it's dry.
 

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I said that about a hutch then I found three this year. Keep searching and you will find one for sure
 

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In cleaning my dug bottles from 50+ years ago I found I have 14 Hutchinsons
 

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I'm probably up to finding about 50 Hutches in past 12 Years. I remember my first one. I think? it was a common aqua G. Norris from Detroit 12 years ago.
 

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