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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby thebottlevault » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:28 pm

Hi Bassman, the small jar might have been a small glass for drinking the VINO CHINATO / PADRES WINE TONIC."

Your syrup / cruet glassware is pretty cool, again no real value but an unusual find. Based on the style of the pressed glass I would say 1910-1920 on that one.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby thebottlevault » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:25 pm

Hi H2ODoctor... ahh... so close on that neat Case Gin bottle. These are pretty common but very attractive old bottles, with nicely applied top and crudeness. They held Dutch Gin, from The Netherlands. They come unembossed like your example, and there are also lots of embossed varients from many Dutch companies. The most common embossed examples are from A. Van Hoboken & Co. The plain bottles like yours have a value of about $10-15, the embossed ones can run from $25 to $200 each. This style of bottle was produced from the 1850's into the 1920's, with the same basic shape. Yours dates from the 1890-1905 time period.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby thebottlevault » Tue Feb 12, 2013 12:17 pm

Hi Alaska-Herb, that Seattle Bottlers Association is pretty common, sorry to say, dates from the 1920-30 period. Would have had a paper label to give soda type and contents. Value probably less that $5 but a fun find. The others are super common, sorry to say. And you are right on the time period for those you listed!

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby BASSMAN » Fri Feb 08, 2013 6:20 am

Here's a couple of cool finds from Sitka Dive trip.
the small one says "VINO CHINATO" and Also "PADRES WINE TONIC"
and on the bottom "VAIBROS" THE SYRUP POUR BOTTLE HAS NO EMBOSSED BOTTLE MARKS
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Emilyrc » Thu Feb 07, 2013 5:57 pm

Hey bassman, how much do you want for the embalming fluid bottles? Lets just say I am in the business and kind of need these. I xan pay you in black market body parts or cash. Take your pick.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby H20doctor » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:20 pm

well i founf this gem in the sitka Marina.. stand about 10 inches tall with a square base.. no markings, Nice deep green color
what is it ?
and Am i Rich Now $$$ ????

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Alaska-Herb » Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:22 pm

Anyone have a background source location for a Seattle bottlers association What i found looks like a 6 oz soda pop bottle only labeling is SBA on the neck at two locations and Seattle Bottlers association. I have not really cleaned it up yet so I haven't posted pics. The seam runs all the way through the lip which leads me to that it is a ABM bottle after 1903 but I don't have anything else. Thanks for the help.

This bottle ID stuff can be a lot of fun.
Last dive brought up a
1929 Clorox bottle
3 Heinz bottles 1 pickled item from 29 to 37 ,one ketchup from 1918 to 19 43 and a brown mustard bottle from 1918 to 1925
And an old paste jar with the center tube for the brush to sit

Again thanks for the help and any leads
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Diver_Dave » Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:46 am

Bottles from the night dives....
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby thebottlevault » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:18 pm

Hi Sitka Diver, yes, all commons but that Orange Crush from Centralia is a better example. I've not seen that one before, have had plenty from other towns. The Fox Snappy Drinks is the typical odd style deco bottle from the 1920's-30's. The Davis Vegetable Pain Killer is a cool bottle, yours look screw top, can't quite tell. This medicine goes way back to the 1850's and the early examples come with pontil scarred base. This medicine was featured in the Tom Sawyer Huck Finn book.

Hi Diver Dave, some cool items, love the steamship china and that cool larger plate with the child. The pumpkinseed whiskey flask dates from the 1890's is common but still a cool shape. Ditto with the amber blob top beer. Any embossing on either of those? The stoneware ale two tone bottle dates from the 1880's, was typical ballast (filled with ale) when the ships from England would come over to the USA for natural resources to bring back to Europe. The bottles would be offloaded and sold and the hold filled with stuff to bring back. Neat items!

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Diver_Dave » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:46 am

Was a good dive for me last night jim jim.....
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby sitkadiver » Wed Jan 30, 2013 4:12 pm

Found this stuff last weekend here in Sitka.

I thought the Orange Crush bottle was cool. I'm sure it's common, but I still like that it had Centralia Wash. on the bottom.

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I'm going to put the Orange Crush bottom next to my Fox Snappy drink bottle.

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And here's the medicine bottle that's label Davis on the front, Vegetable on one side and painkiller on the other

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The unnamed medicine bottle has lots of bubbles in the glass: Hope the macro worked....

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Diver_Dave » Sun Jan 27, 2013 7:17 am

It broke...
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby BASSMAN » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:35 am

Diver_Dave wrote:I have 1 bottle up here I found....Bottles r so cool......

Okay Dave, Post a picture of the, one bottle, you found. :partyman:
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Diver_Dave » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:46 pm

I have 1 bottle up here I found....Bottles r so cool......
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby thebottlevault » Tue Jan 01, 2013 9:54 pm

Hi Jackie, sorry to say I don't have any info on that bottle. Assuming it is that same "deco" style bottle as the Seattle example, it dates from the 1920's, and probably was a flavor bottle (Orange, Lemon, Grape soda) from the Coca Cola bottler. Not much value, but a neat item nonetheless.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Jackie Timothy » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:43 pm

I found a coca cola bottle that matches everything posted about this one except the stamp is Portland Ore. Do you have info about that one?

Thanks. . .Jackie

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Dive Monkey » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:46 pm

Nice eagle cafe as well!

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Dive Monkey » Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:41 pm

BASSMAN wrote:
Dive Monkey wrote:The latest find. looks to be a medicine bottle.

Hey Dive Monkey,
Tom nic found a bottle just like yours, @ Three Tree N.
the wierd symbol at the top that looks like a funky 3, is actually a symbol for "4 Ounces"
Tom's wife confirmed that, by putting an exact measured amount of 4 ounces of water and it filled the bottle right to the top.
But now...
Here's one for this page, What do you think about these bottles that my Daughter recently aquired. :neener:
EMBALMING FLUID BOTTLES 003.jpg

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Nice! Bucknaked also found one of those at three tree. I need to get out there since all of the storm action.Nice undertaker fluid!

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Mortuus » Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:46 am

BASSMAN wrote:http://edmonds.patch.com/articles/the-eagle-cafe-an-early-twentieth-century-landmark#photo-7613412

http://content.lib.washington.edu/cdm4/ ... ISOPTR=445
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Thats awesome!!

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby BASSMAN » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:48 am

http://edmonds.patch.com/articles/the-e ... to-7613412

http://content.lib.washington.edu/cdm4/ ... ISOPTR=445
EAGLE CAFE 001.jpg
This is my most recent found treasure... 100 fsw @ TTN!

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It's neat to see how the slope of the road, stayed the same
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Or maybe it was in Renton (1927)

This is exactly why I enjoy Bottle Hunting!
Maybe I'll get aorund ti visiting these museums and see if there might be a place, for my little creamer bottle there! :notworthy:
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby BASSMAN » Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:45 am

Dive Monkey wrote:The latest find. looks to be a medicine bottle.

Hey Dive Monkey,
Tom nic found a bottle just like yours, @ Three Tree N.
the wierd symbol at the top that looks like a funky 3, is actually a symbol for "4 Ounces"
Tom's wife confirmed that, by putting an exact measured amount of 4 ounces of water and it filled the bottle right to the top.
But now...
Here's one for this page, What do you think about these bottles that my Daughter recently aquired. :neener:
EMBALMING FLUID BOTTLES 003.jpg
Front view

EMBALMING FLUID BOTTLES 004.jpg
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby thebottlevault » Sat Dec 08, 2012 7:44 pm

Hi Sitkadiver, those Russian bottles sound good, especially since they would be quite old and from the early days of Alaska being settled by the Russians.

And actually there are a fair amount of SE Alaska embossed drug store bottles, I've seen them embossed from Douglas, Wrangell, Ketchikan, Juneau, Valdez, and perhaps a few other towns that don't come to mind right now. There are several varieties from Fairbanks, and I've seen an embossed druggist dose medicine glass from Iditarod. And you may come across the blob top Hutchinson soda bottles, there are some from Nome, and one that seemed to show up in SE Alaska, the Distilled Soda Water Company of Alaska. Also there is a Zarembo Mineral Springs bottle (SE Alaska), both in torpedo shape, and regular shape, the regular crown top style is embossed "Alaska." Good luck and hope you find some!

Hi Chris, nice pics and cool pottery bottle. This one is European, most likely from The Netherlands. They put out a wide variety of these bottles, most have the incuse or "stamped in" markings in the pottery, some have symbols or animal markings, others just text. They usually come handled, though a few do not have applied handles. These liquor bottles date from the 1870's to the 1910's. I have found a few while bottle digging, and they are not rare, but not too common either. Value probably around $20 or so at the most. A neat historic item you have!

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Ceramic Bottle

Postby Chris Borgen » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:40 pm

Hey David,

Maybe you can help me identify this one. Ceramic, a lion stamped in the top, and there is some fancy writing on the lead piece at the top but I cannot make it out. Thanks

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby sitkadiver » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:29 am

Dave,

I haven't found anything with embossing from Alaska. I imagine there were would be very few in Southeast as most of our commodities were brought up from Seattle. And still are in fact... A few divers in the area have found Russian bottles. Those I'm told are very rare and almost impossible to find information about since the Russian government has changed so dramatically in the last two centuries.

I have a Fox snappy drink bottle I'll get a photo of and an unknown product from SBA, Seattle Bottlers Association.
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby thebottlevault » Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:10 pm

Nice pics of the bottles and china, sitkadiver!

I knew of some old timers that dove off Port Townsend WA and they found many of the USN Medical Department and U.S. Marine Hospital bottles. They are pretty old, dating from the 1880-1910 time period.

Have you found any Alaska embossed medicine or pharmacy bottles, they are quite valuable!


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