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Went shopping on Black Friday and found two very old, yet surprisingly inexpensive bottles. Need help with narrowing down their date range

cowsgomoo

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Oct 11, 2020
55
18
Maryland
I found this bottle for $4. The bottom is really unusual and the bottle itself has an unfamiliar look to it. The base is a darker shade of green then the middle. The top is an even darker shade.

I think the bottom is a sand pontil but the presence of the K is confusing. I’ll attach some pictures of the base but if the area above the K was 12 o’clock, then 7, 9, 12-3 o’clock all have a rough feel to them. In the picture you can see the small dots all around it.

As for the the top, it’s an applied finish. The mold line runs right up to it. Feeling the inside the top is felt and then it goes 90 degrees to the bottle itself.

edit - I have included some more pics below of the other bottle. Wasn’t until I was getting ready for bed that I realized from a distance that the bottle looked crooked. It’s a turn mold bottle with an applied top or a finished (the inside is not smooth but there is a spilled over section of it from when it was tooled).
 

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cowsgomoo

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Oct 11, 2020
55
18
Maryland
nice bottle for 4 bucks!
I actually have another that I think could be around the same age. I just realized that the upper portion of the bottle is actually not uniform...it’s crooked. Tempted to make another post for that one specifically but here are some
 

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sandchip

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Sep 1, 2008
5,008
113
Georgia
The green one reminds me of a Saxlehner's Bitterquelle. One of his competitors, maybe? I agree with Harry on it. It's not pontiled, though. Here's one currently on ebay:


The turn mold whiskey is about the same age, late 1900s. Nice top on it.
 
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TxBottleDigger

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Jul 1, 2020
43
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Texas Hill Country
The green one reminds me of a Saxlehner's Bitterquelle. One of his competitors, maybe? I agree with Harry on it. It's not pontiled, though. Here's one currently on ebay:


The turn mold whiskey is about the same age, late 1900s. Nice top on it.
To not confuse anyone I will correct your accidental mistake. It’s late 1800s.
 

Dogo

DOGO
Apr 8, 2020
130
28
Central NJ
I agree that is probable a European mineral water. The last time I saw a Bitterquelle it was a $5.00 bottle, so with no name , this can't be very valuable. They do look good on the shelf.
 

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