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Old 01-30-2019, 11:09 AM
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Great stuff!
I love that torpedo bottle

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Old 01-30-2019, 11:35 AM
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Originally Posted by yacorie View post
Yeah thats the one I was talking about - the one to the left of the Gin. Any chance you could show us a picture of the bottom?

i have a bunch of bottles with that mineral looking deposit too and I've tried to clean them off with little luck. I'm hoping its just a deposit/scale and not damage to the glass itself.

I know Glasshopper has ways to clean the bottles out and I've also read to use cut copper wire on the inside with some Lime Away. I may give some additional methods a try.

Have you tried cleaning any of them?

Back again, Jim with a few photos of what LovestheShiny called a freeblown 'ale' bottle. No embossing on this one. Photos include a) the bottom with open pontil scar, b) crude lip and c) the whole bottle, showing the color.
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Old 01-30-2019, 11:52 AM
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Originally Posted by GLASSHOPPER1955 View post
Penny asked why a few of the bottles had round bottoms. The reason was the user had to keep them on their sides is so the cork would stay wet and not shrink, assuring the carbonated contents to keep.

The candy container (shaped like a car) was filled with small candies and was sealed on the bottom with a thin piece of cardboard/paper that you would open by pulling off to get the goodies out. Many different "figural" candy containers were made.

To add about "sick" glass, it can be fixed, but only by tumbling in a tumbler using certain chemicals and copper shot, usually over a period of a few days to a week, depending on how bad the "sickness" is. NO amount of scrubbing will fix it, but I have heard some have cleaned up very mild sickness by sanding, but I've not tried it.

Here are two candy containers I have:
Glasshopper: Thanks for the photos of your figural candy containers. Looking through one of my bottle books (Collecting Bottles for Fun & Profit, by Wm C. Ketcham), I see a locomotive very similar to your. but in clear glass.

Thanks too for the additional info on sick glass treatment. I've read also that some shady bottle dealers would use a clear floor polish to hide the 'sickness' and not divulge the treatment to a buyer. I guess if it was for personal display purposes, that would be acceptable if it works.

Here's a few links I just found on bottle cleaning:

https://cleaning.lovetoknow.com/Cleaning_Old_Bottles

https://www.ha.com/tips-for-cleaning-cloudy-glass.s

http://antiqueauctionforum.com/blog_...s_reyne_haines

https://www.antique-bottles.net/arch...p/f-4-p-4.html (A ton of glass cleaning Q & A's

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Originally Posted by matmit View post
Great stuff!
I love that torpedo bottle
Thanks matmit... me too !

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Another interesting read is this Wikipedia article, titled "Glass Disease"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glass_disease

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Originally Posted by matmit View post
Great stuff!
I love that torpedo bottle
FYI, the opposite side of the embossed 'Torpedo' soda reads:

J. T. Brown

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