What was it used for, and any thoughts on the age of it?

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This bottle has been in a box of bottles from an estate sale, for months. I have not even put water to it, because when I look it it, it makes me a little sick, so I walk out and shut the door! Finally, over the weekend, I actually picked it up and considered getting out my Drexel and a new diamond blade, and cutting off the neck, at the top of that black zip tie. About that time, I thought “I don’t have a clue what kind of bottle this is”All I know is it was broken like this when I got it. So tried to find ANYTHING like it. Google lense showed me target balls, fishing floats, weather vein balls, Christmas ornaments…. But nothing like this. Any thoughts on this, and should I cut the lip off it?
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This bottle has been in a box of bottles from an estate sale, for months. I have not even put water to it, because when I look it it, it makes me a little sick, so I walk out and shut the door! Finally, over the weekend, I actually picked it up and considered getting out my Drexel and a new diamond blade, and cutting off the neck, at the top of that black zip tie. About that time, I thought “I don’t have a clue what kind of bottle this is”All I know is it was broken like this when I got it. So tried to find ANYTHING like it. Google lense showed me target balls, fishing floats, weather vein balls, Christmas ornaments…. But nothing like this. Any thoughts on this, and should I cut the lip off it?
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That is a glass bottle commode tank float. Patented by Thomas Crapper (I'm not making this up!). He did not invent, but improved upon the siphon flushing toilet. First toilet was invented by Sir John Harrington in 1596. Used during Victorian times the polite saying I must visit or sent a message to cousin John was used and the saying I have to go to the John is still used today. Where would 3rd grade potty humor be without Sir John Harrington or Sir Thomas Crapper. Lol!
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Robby, That was my first thought too, but I am pretty sure the tank floats did not have glass stoppers.
They did not, and neither did the one in question. Someone added it more recently. People add those stoppers to all sorts of things that shouldn't originally have had them.
 

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That is a glass bottle commode tank float. Patented by Thomas Crapper (I'm not making this up!). He did not invent, but improved upon the siphon flushing toilet. First toilet was invented by Sir John Harrington in 1596. Used during Victorian times the polite saying I must visit or sent a message to cousin John was used and the saying I have to go to the John is still used today. Where would 3rd grade potty humor be without Sir John Harrington or Sir Thomas Crapper. Lol!
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Once again, cuz it’s posted twice- I do not know how this was posted twice- and I’m sorry. I’m pretty sure someone broke in while I was sleeping, just to post it again? Or maybe it’s one of the cats- I’ve got to go interrogate the cats…..


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Robby, That was my first thought too, but I am pretty sure the tank floats did not have glass stoppers.
Kimble was a company that manufactured them, called Kindle Glastite. Floats in Glass, wood, and copper examples have been found. The stopper is not part of the mechanism as you mentioned.
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They did not, and neither did the one in question. Someone added it more recently. People add those stoppers to all sorts of things that shouldn't originally have had them.
They used Glass, Wood and eventually plastic. Kimble used until the 1930's. Stopper is not part of the mechanism as you mentioned. I guess they thought it would sell easier with a closure.
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That is a glass bottle commode tank float. Patented by Thomas Crapper (I'm not making this up!). He did not invent, but improved upon the siphon flushing toilet. First toilet was invented by Sir John Harrington in 1596. Used during Victorian times the polite saying I must visit or sent a message to cousin John was used and the saying I have to go to the John is still used today. Where would 3rd grade potty humor be without Sir John Harrington or Sir Thomas Crapper. Lol!
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Very interesting, ROBBYBOBBY64!
 
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