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J.R. Collector

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Bartunes from Mobile is the only one that has come up with an open pontil. I dug one 28 years ago, and now am in line to get it back.
Here are two iron pontiled examples, uncleaned and cleaned. The cleaned one never had any iron left in the pontil when it was dug. I always protect that area anyway when I tumble them.
The "uncleaned" one has actually been dremeled, and the inside is already polished, it just needs the outside cleaned and polished.
I also remove all the base wear when I tumble these sodas.
That top is fantastic as well as that example. I have only seen a crappy picture of the Bartunes open pontil. Great pictures thanks and hope you are able to get your hands back on it soon!!
 

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I tumbled this Rare JP Ischy bottle from Georgetown Texas for a fellow collector. It was an inside tumble but I recently acquired a jar doctor machine so from now on I’ll be able to clean the inside and out.
 

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Figured out how to turn fruit jars. Didn’t realize how big of mess it makes. Hope I don’t have to polish many half gallons
 

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This was my first attempt using my new jar doctor tumbling system and I think it turned out great. A fellow collector donated a couple of Georgetown hutches to me to use as test subjects and this is the first. City Ice & Bottling works Georgetown Texas.
 

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Looks great and a great bottle to test with considering how many of them are out there!
 

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Looks great and a great bottle to test with considering how many of them are out there!
Thanks! And that’s the reason why we chose these bottles to test, if one breaks there’s plenty more out there!
 

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Some deja vu for everyone. I just pulled my second test bottle out of the tumbler, another City Ice from Georgetown. I think I’m ready to try some more valuable bottles now! I’ve included a photo of the two side by side.
 

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Some deja vu for everyone. I just pulled my second test bottle out of the tumbler, another City Ice from Georgetown. I think I’m ready to try some more valuable bottles now! I’ve included a photo of the two side by side.

Very nice! I need a tumbler in my life..


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