The Bottle Thread

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby oldsalt » Tue Mar 12, 2019 3:42 pm

I agree that this is an epic find. You should have fun over the years creating stories of how it ended up in you possession. I had a similar find years ago, not as old and certainly not as rare. For my own reasons it was special. I was diving the old "crab pier" at Mukilteo. During the Cold War it was an Air Force pier connected to Paine Field, but during WWII it was a Navy ammo pier. I saw a porcelain handle sticking out of the mud. It was connected to a coffee mug, the type used on the mess decks of navy ships. It said "USN 1943" on the bottom. That was when my dad was in the navy! I cleaned it up and it became my favorite coffee cup. Then, an old navy shipmate of mine was visiting and he said, "Curt, if you ever find another one of those, can I have it?" I knew I was never going to find another one, so I gave him mine. While I never found another vintage cup, a young friend of mine gave me a new one that he bought from a navy supplier. I photographed it in front of my dad's internment flag.
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby H20doctor » Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:34 pm

RVbldr wrote:OK, not a bottle, but it is an un-damaged coffee cup, no cracks, no chips,found over the weekend in the silt at about 100'. As far as I can tell, this is the old ASC logo, which seems to have disappeared from 1927 - 1931 when the new logo showed up. Capture.JPG


I have one of those pretty cool find Alaska steamship company
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Gdog » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:02 pm

I love that story!!

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby ScubaJess » Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:49 pm

Wow so cool! I bet that cup has a lot of stories :)

What kind of coffee is that? It looks delicious :luv:
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby RVbldr » Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:05 pm

[/quote]Ah, now that could be put back in service! Beauty.[/quote]

It was! First coffee that cup has seen in close to 90 years possibly! :-)
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby 60south » Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:54 pm

RVbldr wrote:OK, not a bottle, but it is an un-damaged coffee cup, no cracks, no chips,found over the weekend in the silt at about 100'. As far as I can tell, this is the old ASC logo, which seems to have disappeared from 1927 - 1931 when the new logo showed up.


Ah, now that could be put back in service! Beauty.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby RVbldr » Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:18 pm

OK, not a bottle, but it is an un-damaged coffee cup, no cracks, no chips,found over the weekend in the silt at about 100'. As far as I can tell, this is the old ASC logo, which seems to have disappeared from 1927 - 1931 when the new logo showed up.
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby 60south » Tue Jan 01, 2019 9:17 pm

Things of beauty!

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby H20doctor » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:12 pm

Gig Harbor .. VERDICCHIO Umani Ronchi Jesi wine.. 1959..
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby H20doctor » Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:11 pm

Lake Washington ...


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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby iotium » Tue Jan 01, 2019 5:40 pm

Found a full bottle of corona this summer at the bottom of lake washington while diving the corsair. Not sure of vintage. Had to pour it into a glass to drink it because of some muck near the mouth of the bottle under the cap.
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby 60south » Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:39 am

Diver_Dave wrote:Fun to find them...


oh my! i have bottle envy.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Diver_Dave » Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:46 pm

Fun to find them...
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Gdog » Sat Nov 10, 2018 2:52 pm

I found one very very similar and intact in Bonaire several years ago.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Dusty2 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 5:02 pm

Nice going Glen! I've seen lots of pieces but intact ones are few and far.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby 60south » Sat Oct 27, 2018 5:21 pm

Was dithering on whether to dive today, it being rainy and mucky out. Glad I went!

Found a German (?) stoneware mineral water jug. 1880's? The first one I've seen come out of the bay here. Wow!

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Cetacea » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:07 pm

Thanks!! It’s a sickness. Let me know if you want to sell or trade those WTs..

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby 60south » Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:21 pm

Whoa, blob tops! I love 'em. Nice collection.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Cetacea » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:37 pm

Bottle diving! I did 3000 dives before I ever picked up a bottle. I burned through miles of velvia 50 film and identifies all those undersea critters.....then i found my first Hutchison blob top.. such a fun andventure collecting junk from the past!! If you want to dive in Tacoma some Wednesday night, let me show you my secret spots..
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Cetacea » Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:24 pm

Those are really nice finds!! I’m not n export but I’d sat they would go for $80-$170 on eBay depending on who is interested.

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby H20doctor » Thu Oct 18, 2018 10:52 pm

Nice Robb !!
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby Gdog » Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:30 pm

That is incredible. Very cool

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby RoxnDox » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:51 pm

Wow, awesome find!
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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby 60south » Thu Oct 18, 2018 5:46 pm

From Monday's dive (#799!)

Two Washington Territory medicine bottles in perfect condition. "N.D. Hill & Sons Druggists Port Townsend, W.T."

Washington became a state in 1889, so these have been sitting on the ocean bottom since before then. Waiting for me!

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Re: The Bottle Thread

Postby 60south » Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:40 pm

Well this is fun! Found in Townsend Bay this past weekend...

Franklin Hart Remedy Co, New York. Circa 1880, "FLORAPLEXION cures Dyspepsia Liver Complaint and Consumption". Wow! A panacea.
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