The Bottle Thread

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Post by ohopdiver » Tue May 26, 2020 10:42 pm

Today near Denny Blaine Park, L Washington. Can anyone add any info?
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Post by 60south » Wed May 27, 2020 7:09 am

Very cool soda bottle! Now I'll be looking for those in PT...

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Post by RVbldr » Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:25 pm

Picked this nice semi-round bottomed bottle out in Cove 2 at about 130'. From the lip, it appears to be about 1870ish, but I can't find any info on the marks yet.Image
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Post by H20doctor » Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:11 pm

RVbldr wrote:
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Picked this nice semi-round bottomed bottle out in Cove 2 at about 130'. From the lip, it appears to be about 1870ish, but I can't find any info on the marks yet.Image
That's a torpedo bottle .. they were used for pop and Soda.. Nice Find there not a common bottle
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Post by RVbldr » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:53 am

So, anyone have any good methods for removing barnacle remnants on bottles/glass/china without damage? They can be scraped off after soaking but that risks scratching the bottle. Thoughts?

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Post by H20doctor » Sun Jul 19, 2020 7:55 pm

Well I usually use a diluted solution of water and muriatic acid... Find a bucket or whatever you have around the house fill it up with water and add a couple of cups of muriatic acid to it let it sit for a couple of days..
The other thing you do is buy a gallon of white vinegar and it's use like a diluted solution same method
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Post by RVbldr » Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:11 pm

I was wondering about white vinegar! Sounds like a good plan to try.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Post by 60south » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:28 pm

RVbldr wrote:
Sun Jul 19, 2020 9:53 am
So, anyone have any good methods for removing barnacle remnants on bottles/glass/china without damage? They can be scraped off after soaking but that risks scratching the bottle. Thoughts?
Muriatic acid. Be careful, wear gloves and goggles! Does a great job. You can buy it in 1 gallon containers. I put some (1/2 diluted) in a bucket and use it over and over again for cleaning bottles. I keep a lid on the bucket at all times to keep critters (frogs, pets, etc) from getting in.

Tried white vinegar, was disappointed with the results.
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Post by 60south » Tue Jul 21, 2020 5:55 pm

A patent medicine bottle this past week from Port Townsend (come bottle dive with me!)...

Ca. 1880's "Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Root" (really??) "Kidney Liver and Bladder Cure, Binghamton N.Y. USA". Wow, gotta get me some of that!
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Post by Jeff Pack » Wed Jul 22, 2020 7:50 am

that is a seriously kewl bottle
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- I got a good squirt in my mouth
- I would imagine that there would be a large amount of involuntary gagging
- I don't know about you but I'm not into swallowing it

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Post by 60south » Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:49 pm

Not as old but kinda fun-- found nothing but golf balls and cell phones while diving in PT the other day, and picked up this Coke bottle on a whim.

Turns out it's about circa 1942, with patent marks and says Seattle WASH on the bottom.
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Post by ScubaJess » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:19 pm

That's awesome!!! Did you clean up the golf balls too? :)
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Post by 60south » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:37 pm

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That's awesome!!! Did you clean up the golf balls too? :)
Of course!

The phones were mostly flip-phone burners with the batteries and sim cards removed (gosh, someone is paranoid). I did have high hopes for the super nice iPhone that looked like it was recently dropped by accident, but the battery blew up when I dried it out. Disappointing, that.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Post by RVbldr » Sat Aug 22, 2020 7:00 pm

OK, this one has me perplexed. Looks like a shot glass, maybe candle votiv?

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Post by 60south » Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:44 pm

Oi! This was kind of a crazy dive day in Port Townsend. Our afternoon slack (Dive title: "Slack? What slack??") dive turned out to be amazing. Clear, aquarium diving with tubesnouts and all kinds of goofy things.

-- A ceramic Chinese Tiger Whiskey bottle. The lip is chipped but this one is going on the oddities shelf anyway. ca. 1890's
-- Several medicine bottles
-- Old plate
-- Ford model-T (?) hub cap.
-- iPhone with credit cards and driver's license, to be turned in to the police as soon as it dries out and gets stinky.
-- A corked vial with some sort of silvery substance inside. At first I thought it might be mercury but it flows more like paint or a metallic coating.
-- Lots and lots of WWI vintage 30-06 ammunition (mfgr 1918). Holy smokes, we hit the ammo depo dump. I didn't bring up any of the 'live' unused cartridges but did bag a stripper clip and a few used casings.

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