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Another rare one from Halletsville Texas.
 

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A very desirable Dr Pepper thieves bottle. The Waco & St. Louis variety.
 

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A fun transformation for this John Farley out of Waco Texas.
Looks nice, nice job. And for some reason some say that they would prefer that before look, not after. LEON.
 
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Looks nice, nice job. And for some reason some say that they would prefer that before look, not after. LEON.
Looks nice, nice job. And for some reason some say that they would prefer that before look, not after. LEON.
That still blows my mind. I’ll pick the after photo every day of the week. To me a bottle with haze from being underground is just an effect of it being frozen in time. I’d much rather have something that is most similar to the way it would have been used back in the day.
 
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This was the first flask I ever tumbled. I started on it probably 3 months ago, did a horrible job, and finally came back to finish it after learning on other pieces. It might be the most common Texas flask, but it is a Texas flask nonetheless. Before and after.
 

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This was the first flask I ever tumbled. I started on it probably 3 months ago, did a horrible job, and finally came back to finish it after learning on other pieces. It might be the most common Texas flask, but it is a Texas flask nonetheless. Before and after.
Hi webe992,

Your bottles look great....
Tumbling is not easy and every bottle seems to have its own special areas that need attention. I have some bottles that I thought would clean up easily that took me 3 or 4 times to get just right.
It's a bit of work sometimes but all worthwhile in the end.
Still, I prefer to bring them home dirty and stained but display them sparkling clean... Keep those bottles spinning...

Roy
 

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Some rough looking Bottles will clean up fast & easy while others that don't look to bad can be a pain in the Ass? Hard to explain why? LEON.
 
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For sure! I love the ones that don’t have any case wear or river rash. They always tumble so easily. I just did a Michigan bottle that only had interior stain and no exterior roughness. It turned out wonderfully in my opinion.
 
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Curious what that was since I collect Michigan Bottles? Do you got a Pic? LEON.
 

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