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Old 02-18-2018, 07:21 PM
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Was metal detecting...for all the good that did me. Found this jar over the bank where the people would have been throwing their trash, though this was not buried, it was on top of the ground. It has bumps all over it. I was thinking small pickle jar, it's just only about a half pint. Googled it to no avail. It is not round, rather, four sided. No writing on it. The bottom has an off center round mark but no writing. After cleaning it, it seems to have a light green color. Hoping someone recognizes it.
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Old 02-18-2018, 09:29 PM
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Idk but its a cool find


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Old 02-19-2018, 07:25 AM
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Thank you!

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Old 02-19-2018, 08:12 AM
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Search improved when I learned the "bump" design is called hobnail. Found one site that showed similar jars as part of a Hooser food storage set. Research says the offset mark on the bottom is called a pontiel scar. I'm still not sure and no idea of the date.

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Could be.. It looks like an embossed jelly jar.. not sure which manufacturer

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Reminds me of an older jelly jar.

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Thank you Pan4Au and WVDave! I will google hobnail jelly jar!

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That is a cool little jar! Likely depression era, I would guess. I believe that is called a refrigerator jar. Nice!
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That's way past the pontil era (1850-1870s) era, most likely as others said, 1920s to 30s and some type of jelly or food. It is rather crudely made though with that offset on the bottom. The bumpy design was merely to give it a distinctive look on the grocery store shelf (common practice in those days). I have probably seen these in some of my previous digs but I didn't keep any.

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Thank you Glasshopper. To me, 1920's or 30's is good. Don't run across a lot of older ones so I'm not particular. Will put it up on a shelves with other "old" bottles.

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This thought just popped into my head.

Maybe a milk bottle for nursing calves? The bumps would help you get a better grip as the calves start to tug hard. Not sure what else they would have used before the plastic bottles were made.

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Originally Posted by Big Treble View post
This thought just popped into my head.

Maybe a milk bottle for nursing calves? The bumps would help you get a better grip as the calves start to tug hard. Not sure what else they would have used before the plastic bottles were made.
very possible. it was found on a farm dump.

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Looks like a mustard jar.
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Bottles and jars that held caustic materials and poisons were made with "Bumps" so blind people would be able to identify them. You may have one
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