Tumbling Before and After photos

Welcome to our Antique Bottle community

Be a part of something great, join today!

webe992

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 8, 2019
Messages
219
Reaction score
435
Points
63
Here is a change of color on a rare bottle from Georgetown. It goes to show you how applying lacquer to bottles creates an illusion of the true color of the glass. Before and after tumbling photos of a GW Glasscock
 

Attachments

  • 81EC9BF8-3536-48F6-8D61-178155C549A1.jpeg
    81EC9BF8-3536-48F6-8D61-178155C549A1.jpeg
    379.1 KB · Views: 25
  • 3D4EAD22-2DEC-485B-B772-9DB4EBE721BE.jpeg
    3D4EAD22-2DEC-485B-B772-9DB4EBE721BE.jpeg
    395.2 KB · Views: 24

Merle

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 5, 2021
Messages
125
Reaction score
201
Points
43
Location
St. Louis metro
Here is a change of color on a rare bottle from Georgetown. It goes to show you how applying lacquer to bottles creates an illusion of the true color of the glass. Before and after tumbling photos of a GW Glasscock
That’s like night and day difference. Hope you didn’t pay to much. I bought one off a online that had been dipped and I did overpay. I didn’t notice til I tumbled and was mad as can be. Would have never known if I wouldn’t have thrown in the tumbler
 
  • Like
Reactions: Roy

webe992

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 8, 2019
Messages
219
Reaction score
435
Points
63
That’s like night and day difference. Hope you didn’t pay to much. I bought one off a online that had been dipped and I did overpay. I didn’t notice til I tumbled and was mad as can be. Would have never known if I wouldn’t have thrown in the tumbler
This was actually for someone else. There are only four of these known and for awhile we thought there were two blues and two aqua greens. After tumbling the greens we realized they are all ice blue.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Roy

hemihampton

Well-Known Member
Joined
Oct 6, 2006
Messages
8,053
Reaction score
4,673
Points
113
If sprayed with Clear a dip in Lacquer thinner or Acetone would probably remove it. might be better to remove before tumbling? LEON.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Roy

webe992

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 8, 2019
Messages
219
Reaction score
435
Points
63
If sprayed with Clear a dip in Lacquer thinner or Acetone would probably remove it. might be better to remove before tumbling? LEON.
I did remove the lacquer before tumbling. I’ve found that if you don’t do that the tumbling can look inconsistent in spots.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Roy

webe992

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 8, 2019
Messages
219
Reaction score
435
Points
63
A good one from New Braunfels Texas, St John bottling works.
 

Attachments

  • 6C514B6C-EFE5-45CF-8952-5F5ACCC87224.jpeg
    6C514B6C-EFE5-45CF-8952-5F5ACCC87224.jpeg
    298.4 KB · Views: 15
  • 26267CBA-188A-435A-9046-78EA4F5D0B47.jpeg
    26267CBA-188A-435A-9046-78EA4F5D0B47.jpeg
    377.5 KB · Views: 14

webe992

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 8, 2019
Messages
219
Reaction score
435
Points
63
This rare Georgetown Ice Co was in rough shape but I think it turned out well.
 

Attachments

  • D2A2AB2F-6559-46EF-BE86-802B25FE7EC1.jpeg
    D2A2AB2F-6559-46EF-BE86-802B25FE7EC1.jpeg
    310.5 KB · Views: 14
  • F3F4B967-E877-410B-96F1-ECA562157F33.jpeg
    F3F4B967-E877-410B-96F1-ECA562157F33.jpeg
    393.1 KB · Views: 13

Latest posts

Members online

Latest threads

Forum statistics

Threads
81,459
Messages
731,760
Members
22,102
Latest member
mikehannahjill
Top