The caps sounded like coins. Help identifying these bottles please

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Metal detecting this AM. A couple of great tones, which were the caps for both of these bottles. Both pretty deep, around 4-6 inches near
what I believe was a former hunting area.

The first is Hornby's Fruit Tablets Toffee and Butterscotch. Can't find any information any where about this product.

The second shows the cap, the bottle and the bottom -- D 460, 57 makers mark 8, made in USA, pat'd 954?4.
Now I have learn how to identify bottles by the numbers on the bottom.
What a fascinating new hobby!

I would be grateful for any advice regarding these bottles. Appreciate learning from you all. Happy New Year!
Steve
 

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The second one is a liquor flask. The date code on the bottom is probably 1936 although, it may be 1946. The design was patented in 1935. I've never seen the Hornby's and could not find anything on it. I even tried a reverse image search. But, based on the cap, I would assume 30s-50s? It may be older but considering it was close to the other one, that's my best guess.
 

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Yeah, I've looked everywhere on the internet for the Hornby's bottle. It was deep under the roots of a tree next to a bowl. It's always fascinating to wonder who had last seen this bottle and what were they doing! Just having a snack? This is why I love metal detecting and now searching for bottles. Any thoughts on the brand of the liquor flask? Thank you!
 

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Yeah, I've looked everywhere on the internet for the Hornby's bottle. It was deep under the roots of a tree next to a bowl. It's always fascinating to wonder who had last seen this bottle and what were they doing! Just having a snack? This is why I love metal detecting and now searching for bottles. Any thoughts on the brand of the liquor flask? Thank you!
The brand is near impossible to figure out unless you can find purchase receipts from bottlers or a labelled example. If the bowl had a maker's stamp, it would be a further indication of age. 30s era alcohol bottles aren't super sought after but dig anyways because some of the sodas and milks are valuable.
 

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