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Old 06-08-2018, 08:52 PM
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Default Holy Cobalt! A few nice bottles freed from the Earth

Finally got to a decent circa 1910-ish trashpit and "rescued" this "Holy Water" bottle. Probably made by Whitall-Tatum Glass Co. Then almost ready to call it quits when my eyes spied something in cobalt blue. "Ah, probably broken like always" I figured, but no, it was whole! "Gargling Oil" (Merchants Co. Lockport, NY). I already have one in emerald green found under a house with original label, so a nice addition to the collection.

Then just today, stopped at an estate sale in an old overgrown house. Not much of interest except a re-pop Historical decanter (fashioned after an old 1800s flask, but larger and with a stopper (not pictured), hence the decanter moniker). I found it's 1960s era made by Lord Calvert whiskey. Gave $3 for it and it'll make a nice window bottle.
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Old 06-09-2018, 01:03 PM
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Just beautiful bottles.
Thanks guys.
I must be having a streak of luck. Just picked these wartime Pepsi's up $2 each at a thrift store. Impressive!
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Man you find some goodies! Nice work!

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Great finds man, I love bottle digging!

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I've never seen the Holy bottle before. Holy cow!!!!

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I love the color of that Blue !!

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I guess they didn't tell you the ingredients of the gargling oil

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I guess they didn't tell you the ingredients of the gargling oil
Most of those old "meds" were pretty nasty back then. This site said 44% alcohol among other things.

https://www.peachridgeglass.com/2012...man-and-beast/

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Those are some dandies' Glass! I've found them small blue jars before, but never a cobalt bottle still intact. Nice!
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Those are some gorgeous bottles! Congrats on the nice finds!

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Absolutely gorgeous, thanks for sharing!
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Love the cobalt!
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