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Old 10-17-2018, 06:01 PM
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Can anyone tell me anything about this small bottle. Its light blue/green, about five inches&says "Murphy brothers Portland". Im in Maine so id say Portland Maine. It still has the cork in it and has no cracks or chips.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:13 PM
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Itís definitely Murphy Bros out of Portland.

There are a few examples of their bottles and business when I did a quick Googull search. Iíd date that bottle 1904-1910, but Iím no expert.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:20 PM
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Yup, Murphy Bros was a druggist in Portland Maine approx. 1895 to 1910. Bottle value is about $15.00 to $20.00. Did you dig this bottle?
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Old 10-18-2018, 01:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr Mud View post
Yup, Murphy Bros was a druggist in Portland Maine approx. 1895 to 1910. Bottle value is about $15.00 to $20.00. Did you dig this bottle?
Ya it was sticking out the ground saw it while detecting
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Old 10-18-2018, 09:30 PM
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Nice local bottle. Amazing it was still intact.

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Old 10-19-2018, 12:29 PM
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Originally Posted by GLASSHOPPER1955 View post
Nice local bottle. Amazing it was still intact.
Ya I think the cork helped keep it from getting wAter in it and breaking from winter ice
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Old 10-22-2018, 09:53 PM
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Nice little medicine bottle!

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