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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Cetacea » Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:33 pm

Found the embossed version of my previous post of another blob top. Found these and many other cool bottles on a solo night dive tonight in Tacoma.
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Cetacea » Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:24 am

I found this really cool blob near Owens beach. There are no markings on it and what's really interesting is it contains a glass and metal/rubber stopper that is inside and won't come out. Anyone have an idea on the history of this bottle?
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby bucknaked » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:06 pm

A purity soda bottle
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby bucknaked » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:03 pm

Some more finds
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby bucknaked » Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:00 pm

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White House vinegar bottle some flasks

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Diver_Dave » Sat Jul 12, 2014 11:55 pm

Here is a few I found over the years..
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby fnerg » Sat Jun 28, 2014 11:51 am

Tom Nic already found, and posted about an almost identical bottle, but I found this guy at Alki Junkyard last night:

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The interesting thing is that I guess the bottler in Fresno and the one in Seattle were both using the same bottle design, but neither one was using the official coke bottle design.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby McGlencoe » Wed May 21, 2014 5:19 pm

That's a cool find Glenn.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby 60south » Wed May 21, 2014 2:14 pm

The latest find in Port Townsend...

A miniature whiskey bottle, about 4" high. Who knew they had little airline booze bottles before there were even commercial airlines? That's planning ahead.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby bucknaked » Thu May 15, 2014 8:54 am

Old jack Daniels bottle say old distillery on it it is square not rounded
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby bucknaked » Thu May 15, 2014 8:52 am

Found an embalming bottle
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Emilyrc » Tue May 06, 2014 3:18 pm

I cant get over the last line..

Looks like it might have been in a fire or something.

And I am fairly certain that's what mermaids call a "snarfblatt".

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby 60south » Tue May 06, 2014 3:15 pm

It's actually the second one I've found. I can only imagine that someone takes a whopper hit and drops the thing in the water.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Emilyrc » Tue May 06, 2014 2:34 pm

Is that what they're calling it these days?

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby 60south » Tue May 06, 2014 2:29 pm

From today in Port Townsend (vis 15-20ft, excellent conditions)...

First, a small medicine bottle, embossed, with some nice purple coral around the lip.

The second one is harder to identify but in great condition; I found it under the dock just west of the Maritime Center. I think it may be a bos'n whistle from the early 1800's. Looks like it might have been in a fire or something.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby H20doctor » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:35 pm

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Emilyrc » Sun Mar 16, 2014 4:03 pm

They used to bottle clam tea and oyster sauce as well as a million other things.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby P2 Dive » Sun Mar 16, 2014 2:51 pm

I found these JG Fox bottles near Keystone. I know that this was a bottling company in Seattle in the early 20th century. Does anyone know what these bottles would have contained?
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Mateo1147 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:15 pm

spatman wrote:I found this NuJol bottle yesterday. While it's not the most amazing looking bottle or valuable at all, the story behind the product is interesting, at least according to this treatise penned in 1949.

Thirty years ago the Standard Oil Company became impressed with the methods of the big packing houses which used, processed and sold every part of the hog but the squeal.

Their sales research department went 'way back to the 1860's when "Old Bill" Rockefeller, the itinerant pappy of John D. (the first) and a patent medicine showman, used to palm off bottled raw petroleum on the yokels as a cure for cancer.

"Old Bill" was an upstate New York farmer until 1850. He moved to Cleveland then, entered the patent medicine racket and had himself listed as a "physician" in the city directory. In selling raw petroleum in a pretty bottle "Old Bill" did nothing new. He merely took a page out of the book of other patent medicine fakirs who were then hawking their wares from the backs of wagons — covered and uncovered.

When oil was discovered in northwest Pennsylvania (1850) the jackals of the oil trade found there was more gold in the jeans of the gullible yokels than there was in working for it in the oil fields. They began to bottle the raw petroleum and palm it off under various names as a cure for everything under the sun. The popular maladies of the day were liver complaint, cholera morbus, consumption and bronchitis. Among the names given this raw petroleum were "Seneca Oil," "Rock Oil" and "American Medicinal Oil."

"Old Bill" opened up a new field for himself. He called his bottled petroleum "Nujol" (meaning new oil) and sold it to those who had cancer and those whom he could make fear they would have it.


Soon after the present-day Nujol was put on the market it was discovered by physicians to be harmful. It robbed the body of fat soluble vitamins and caused serious deficiency diseases. Standard Oil checked the loss in sales by adding carotene (one of the fat soluble vitamins) to Nujol and claiming this overcame these injuries. Physicians disagree with the sales department of Standard Oil on this point.

And what of Nujol, now being sold to the public as a laxative. For some years before his death Senator Royal S. Copeland of New York used to set up a radio microphone every morning in his Senate Office Building quarters in Washington, furnished by the American taxpayers, and plug this greasy concoction — at $75,000 a year.

The New York Senator was a doctor of sorts. Although he possessed a medical degree he was never able to make a living as a bedside practitioner. He went into politics and made medicine pay in a big way. First he became health commissioner of New York City, then a Senator from the Empire State where he used the prominence thus gained to ballyhoo Nujol to unsuspecting radio listeners.


Source: http://www.whale.to/a/bealle.htm Copyright 1949. In the United States and Canada By Morris A. Bealle


Excellent post and great history of the bottle you have! :thumb3d:
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Mateo1147 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:15 pm

spatman wrote:I found this NuJol bottle yesterday. While it's not the most amazing looking bottle or valuable at all, the story behind the product is interesting, at least according to this treatise penned in 1949.

Thirty years ago the Standard Oil Company became impressed with the methods of the big packing houses which used, processed and sold every part of the hog but the squeal.

Their sales research department went 'way back to the 1860's when "Old Bill" Rockefeller, the itinerant pappy of John D. (the first) and a patent medicine showman, used to palm off bottled raw petroleum on the yokels as a cure for cancer.

"Old Bill" was an upstate New York farmer until 1850. He moved to Cleveland then, entered the patent medicine racket and had himself listed as a "physician" in the city directory. In selling raw petroleum in a pretty bottle "Old Bill" did nothing new. He merely took a page out of the book of other patent medicine fakirs who were then hawking their wares from the backs of wagons — covered and uncovered.

When oil was discovered in northwest Pennsylvania (1850) the jackals of the oil trade found there was more gold in the jeans of the gullible yokels than there was in working for it in the oil fields. They began to bottle the raw petroleum and palm it off under various names as a cure for everything under the sun. The popular maladies of the day were liver complaint, cholera morbus, consumption and bronchitis. Among the names given this raw petroleum were "Seneca Oil," "Rock Oil" and "American Medicinal Oil."

"Old Bill" opened up a new field for himself. He called his bottled petroleum "Nujol" (meaning new oil) and sold it to those who had cancer and those whom he could make fear they would have it.


Soon after the present-day Nujol was put on the market it was discovered by physicians to be harmful. It robbed the body of fat soluble vitamins and caused serious deficiency diseases. Standard Oil checked the loss in sales by adding carotene (one of the fat soluble vitamins) to Nujol and claiming this overcame these injuries. Physicians disagree with the sales department of Standard Oil on this point.

And what of Nujol, now being sold to the public as a laxative. For some years before his death Senator Royal S. Copeland of New York used to set up a radio microphone every morning in his Senate Office Building quarters in Washington, furnished by the American taxpayers, and plug this greasy concoction — at $75,000 a year.

The New York Senator was a doctor of sorts. Although he possessed a medical degree he was never able to make a living as a bedside practitioner. He went into politics and made medicine pay in a big way. First he became health commissioner of New York City, then a Senator from the Empire State where he used the prominence thus gained to ballyhoo Nujol to unsuspecting radio listeners.


Source: http://www.whale.to/a/bealle.htm Copyright 1949. In the United States and Canada By Morris A. Bealle


Excellent post and great history of the bottle you have! :thumb3d:
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby spatman » Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:18 pm

I found this NuJol bottle yesterday. While it's not the most amazing looking bottle or valuable at all, the story behind the product is interesting, at least according to this treatise penned in 1949.

Thirty years ago the Standard Oil Company became impressed with the methods of the big packing houses which used, processed and sold every part of the hog but the squeal.

Their sales research department went 'way back to the 1860's when "Old Bill" Rockefeller, the itinerant pappy of John D. (the first) and a patent medicine showman, used to palm off bottled raw petroleum on the yokels as a cure for cancer.

"Old Bill" was an upstate New York farmer until 1850. He moved to Cleveland then, entered the patent medicine racket and had himself listed as a "physician" in the city directory. In selling raw petroleum in a pretty bottle "Old Bill" did nothing new. He merely took a page out of the book of other patent medicine fakirs who were then hawking their wares from the backs of wagons — covered and uncovered.

When oil was discovered in northwest Pennsylvania (1850) the jackals of the oil trade found there was more gold in the jeans of the gullible yokels than there was in working for it in the oil fields. They began to bottle the raw petroleum and palm it off under various names as a cure for everything under the sun. The popular maladies of the day were liver complaint, cholera morbus, consumption and bronchitis. Among the names given this raw petroleum were "Seneca Oil," "Rock Oil" and "American Medicinal Oil."

"Old Bill" opened up a new field for himself. He called his bottled petroleum "Nujol" (meaning new oil) and sold it to those who had cancer and those whom he could make fear they would have it.


Soon after the present-day Nujol was put on the market it was discovered by physicians to be harmful. It robbed the body of fat soluble vitamins and caused serious deficiency diseases. Standard Oil checked the loss in sales by adding carotene (one of the fat soluble vitamins) to Nujol and claiming this overcame these injuries. Physicians disagree with the sales department of Standard Oil on this point.

And what of Nujol, now being sold to the public as a laxative. For some years before his death Senator Royal S. Copeland of New York used to set up a radio microphone every morning in his Senate Office Building quarters in Washington, furnished by the American taxpayers, and plug this greasy concoction — at $75,000 a year.

The New York Senator was a doctor of sorts. Although he possessed a medical degree he was never able to make a living as a bedside practitioner. He went into politics and made medicine pay in a big way. First he became health commissioner of New York City, then a Senator from the Empire State where he used the prominence thus gained to ballyhoo Nujol to unsuspecting radio listeners.


Source: http://www.whale.to/a/bealle.htm Copyright 1949. In the United States and Canada By Morris A. Bealle
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Norris » Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:10 pm

Oh nooo where is our fantastic bottle guy?
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Gdog » Wed Oct 16, 2013 1:25 pm

Nice thread resurrection!

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby BASSMAN » Wed Oct 16, 2013 12:05 pm

Nice find!
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby 60south » Tue Jul 16, 2013 6:40 pm

Port Townsend still holds some treasures...

From today's dive: a butter pat dish (circa 1890-1910?), "Greenwood China made for J B & Sons Hotel Department" and stamped Trenton NJ; and a small bottle (4") still with a cork and holding some mystery liquid, embossed PCGW (Pacific coast Glass Works) on the bottom.

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