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Semar

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When was this introduced into the manufacturing process?
 

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I always figured the Iron Pontil came after the Open Pontil so I figure from 1850's but I'm no pontil expert, far from it. Leon.
 

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Thanks.
Graphite pontil at about the same time too nhpharm?
I always figured the Iron Pontil came after the Open Pontil so I figure from 1850's but I'm no pontil expert, far from it. Leon.
Thanks Leon, I was just wandering through the ebay listings and the question just occurred to me as I was looking at various pontil types.
 

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Thank you for straightening that out for me. :)
 

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Found this on Worthpoint interesting read ! The bare iron pontil apparently had a fairly narrow lifespan as the majority of these bottles date between about 1845 and the mid-1860s, though they can be as early as 1830s and possibly as late as the early 1870s. They are particularly common on mid-19th century soda/mineral water bottles but can be found on a wide variety of bottle types. Here is a beautiful iron pontil mark if needed for reference. this is a 1860's-70's Dyottville whiskey.
 

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I've had my eye on a Dyotttville whiskey. They ain't cheap.
A friend of mine found one years ago with the internally threaded neck.
I guess this was a Dyott innovation and quite rare to find.
 

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