The Bottle Thread

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby spatman » Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:00 pm

Hi David

Welcome to NWDC! I found this bottle a couple of years ago, but could find very little info about the origin. I think it's from the late 30s or early 40s, but that's about it. Any idea what it might have been?

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http://spatman.com/bottle1/

Thanks!
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Tom Nic » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:51 pm

Welcome to the board bottlevault. This has the potential of being an interesting thread! Thanks for being willing to contribute your knowledge. You might want to pop over to the introductions forum and say Hi and tell us a bit about yourself!
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby thebottlevault » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:38 pm

Hi H20Doctor! A couple of neat bottles!

1. The Thos A Edison battery oil is quite common, and dates from tabout 1910 to early 1920's. They were used along old telegraph lines where a non evaporative surface was needed on the large acid filled battery cells that boosted the signal thru the wires. In other words, the battery oil protected the acid from evaporating out of the booster cells. Interesting that you found one of these diving, as they are practically all found along old railroad right of ways where they were dumped after use. The oval style of your bottle is the middle varient in terms of age. There is a handblown example of this bottle with tooled lip from the 1890's-1910 period, then your machine made cork top example from 1910-1920's. The last variety is a smaller round embossed bottle, same lettering, with a bottle cap style top.

2. The Gordon's Dry London gin, of course, is a British bottle. Yours is cork top rather than screw top, so it would date from the 1920's. I've usually seen these in a square bottle that is quite common. Your style is one I've not seen before, but would say not much collector value, but rather a good historical interest and great memory of finding it!

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby H20doctor » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:20 pm

London Dry Gin

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby H20doctor » Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:05 pm

This is a bottle i found on a dive last year the writing say this
front side
Special Battery oil
Thomas A Edison
incorporated Primary Battery Division
Bloomfield N.J

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Back Side

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The Bottle Thread

Postby H20doctor » Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:56 pm

Welcome everyone to the bottle thread, Here you can post your pics of Bottles that you have found while diving and get your questions answered about who made it? where did it come from? and what is it worth? We Have a New Resident Bottle expert David that I asked to Join us here at NWDC. He is an avid Bottle collector and has over 30 years of experience in Bottle collecting.

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Please take a good picture of your bottle, give a aprox size and length , and any writing that is on the bottle
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