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Waw-Waw & We-Li-Ka

2find4me

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Hello all, I am making a thread on Waw-Waw & We-Li-Ka Bottles. I am dedicating this thread to Jim (Botlguy). I will post my research here, and hopefully find out what We-Li-Ka really was and more about Waw-Waw. If anyone knows of anything that may be of help, just comment, post a link, picture, or anything little thing that may help.I will be posting new findings as I find them.Thanks! So far, I know for sure that Waw-Waw was a sauce bottle. We-Li-Ka is most likely either a sauce or poison with very similar shape to a Waw-Waw. Member Bert DeWitt has brought the We-Li-Ka bottle to my attention. HERE is his thread.Pictures of his bottle: Measures 6 "1/4 in height.
What looks like 510/ 4/ 4 embossed on base?
 

2find4me

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First, I will post information I have on Waw-Waw so far.Different variants have been found in Australia, US, & Great Britian.An old ebay listing calls it an "Indian Steak Sauce". It could have been pepper sauce or hot sauce also. 3 1/2" Clear variant sold on eBay. $8.19 + S&H. Forum Threads on Waw-Waw:3 1/2" aqua THREAD.3 1/2" (Rd No 421474 1693 on base) THREAD. Here is a British Reg. No. Below, From 1903.
Embossed: Rd No 421474 8047. ABotlguy's THREAD. There are 4 different sizes that I know of:3 1/2" small size, 7 1/2" medium size, 9" large size, & a screw top ABM wide mouth jar. As far as I know, they come in clear, aqua and SCA (Possibly some were irradiated). I will talk about lip finishes on my next reply.
 

2find4me

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So far I have found 4 different lip finishes, not including the odd jar.Here is what Botlguy calls the Type #2 & Type #5, would have had a metal type closure.
Here is a pic of the Waw-waw Indian Sauce label:
 

2find4me

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Bert DeWitt said:
The WE-LI-KA I posted is seamed diagonally and I believe it runs all the way to the lip of the bottle if that helps to identify how it was made.
Bert DeWitt said:
May be only seemed to the bottom of the lip I can't remember.

If the seam runs all the way through the lip, then it is ABM.I assume that the Waw-Waw bottles have seams that either stop half way up the neck, or go all the way through the lip.
 

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