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Old 06-26-2020, 03:48 PM
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Default Guest Dig gets me a couple of Turn Of Century medicine bottles

Was invited on a dig in NW Indiana and dug a couple of trash pits. In the split, I got a few corkers and it was nice to see some old friends again.

Nothing at all unusual/rare but more for the shelf.
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Cool bottles!
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Old 06-29-2020, 09:58 PM
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Love all the heavy embossing, and the monogram & script bottle. Looks like good bottles, and sounds like good times!
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Love those local medicines. When I was 15 or so, I had a nice collection but the weight of the glass caused 5 shelves to come crashing down one day. I lost probably 80% or about 50 nice 1880-1900 cork tops and also a few half gallon blob top beers.

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Very nice haul.

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Cool bottles!
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Love those local medicines. When I was 15 or so, I had a nice collection but the weight of the glass caused 5 shelves to come crashing down one day. I lost probably 80% or about 50 nice 1880-1900 cork tops and also a few half gallon blob top beers.
That hurts just reading about it!

Somebody I knew long ago had a c1905 amber coke with partial label get destroyed when a shelf failed. I still think about that one.

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I wonder if the shelves were screwed into the wall stud? Those anchor things they make for drywall are worthless. We had one of those collapse but it was above the washer/dryer and the laundry stuff wasn't hurt.

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I wonder if the shelves were screwed into the wall stud? Those anchor things they make for drywall are worthless. We had one of those collapse but it was above the washer/dryer and the laundry stuff wasn't hurt.
No, Penny, it was that cheap metal shelving people all had back when, he accidently knocked the bottle off. And yes, I would never trust anything heavy with those drywall inserts. Into the stud is the only way to go with wall shelves.

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Cool bottles, Glasshopper... sound like a fun digging day.

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Those are really eye-catching bottles Glasshopper! Congrats on a great hunt

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Originally Posted by MuddyMo View post
Cool bottles!
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Amazing recoveries considering! Congrats on the fun dig

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Originally Posted by jimther View post
Cool bottles, Glasshopper... sound like a fun digging day.
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Those are really eye-catching bottles Glasshopper! Congrats on a great hunt
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Originally Posted by GroundSweeper View post
Amazing recoveries considering! Congrats on the fun dig
Thanks, everyone!
I wish I could get into the old stuff more often in MY area, but it doesn't seem to happen as much anymore. These guest digs are nice because we get to *plunder*, er, dig in a new place.

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