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Old 10-11-2021, 12:56 AM
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Default Last day at the bottle dump

With snow in the forecast and city work crews wanting to get this project done, this was probably the last day at the BIG bottle dump. The first find was the mug (pewter?) that was entangled in roots so much that it cracked the glass bottom and put a squeeze on the top. Took a bit to free it, but its in OK shape. Next was the medicine bottle, and then it was awhile digging through coal ash and rusted metal before I found the SYCo ink bottle? I was also getting too far in for my comfort level.

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My fellow diggers also made some nice finds as this Dr. Kings NEW Discovery cough and cold cure:

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He researched it and found that it was made in the late 1800s, and contained a combination of chloroform, morphine, and pine tar.....AKA snake oil!

The other digger found this nice bottle with Gilliettes Highgrade extract embossed on it, but he said he couldnt find any information about it. The owl on the sliver moon is very cool. More snake oil?

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Thanks for looking, and HH!

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Nice work getting while the getting was possible! Love those bottles. Your buddy’s owl/moon one is sweet too!

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Originally Posted by GroundSweeper View post
Nice work getting while the getting was possible! Love those bottles. Your buddy’s owl/moon one is sweet too!
Thanks GS!

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Yes that's an Ink. I've found several thru the years.

Wish I was there digging those!

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Cool! I’ve dug a couple versions of Dr King’s.

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Originally Posted by GroundSweeper View post
Nice work getting while the getting was possible! Love those bottles. Your buddy’s owl/moon one is sweet too!
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Originally Posted by GLASSHOPPER1955 View post
Yes that's an Ink. I've found several thru the years.

Wish I was there digging those!
Thanks GH. Drove by there today, and its still open! I guess the massive snow put them behind schedule.

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Cool! I’ve dug a couple versions of Dr King’s.
That is one nice bottle.

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That bottle IS sweet!

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That Gilliette's bottle is really sweet! Extract bottles don't typically excite most collectors, but that one is so nicely embossed. I'll bet it's worth a few bucks.

Gilliette's High Grade Extracts were made by the Sherer-Gilliette Co of Chicago. Here's a link to a mention on a 1916 North Dakota University publication:

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