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  1. #1
    Mar 2009
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    not so old, but found in rocky creek

    Anytime I find an unbroken bottle in a creek, I'm amazed! The pictures don't show it to well, but there is an "I" inside the diamond on the bottom, so with internet research I found out it's an Illinois Glass Company bottle/jar from 1915-1929, which fits with some other "junk" I find in this creek. This was buried, I believe, and just uncovered with recent high water. My question, what kind of closure did it have, and is it really that old? Thanks for looking!Click image for larger version. 

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  2. #2
    Nov 2008
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    I think it's beautiful. In a case like this,love it as it is. Don't ask how much it's worth. The bottle has history. When you were a child you might have seen a similar bottle in your grandmother's cupboard. My grandfather born in 1870 died in 1954. I sat on his lap as a child. I'm now digging up bottles that as a little boy I handled from his medicine cabinet. They are same age as your bottle. Don't let 'experts' tell you the bottle you found is worthless crap. It's sad that in today's world that all things must have monetary value or else they're junk.

  3. #3
    Mar 2009
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    Thanks marbleguy, I think it's beautiful too! I only said it isn't "too old" because as bottles go, I don't think it is. But given where I live, it's old for white man trash, I'm very happy with it, I should have gotten an insitu so everyone could see how rocky an area I found it in, but I never believed it would be whole when i pulled it out of the mud. Monetary value never crossed my mind with this one! That's cool you are finding bottles you remember as a kid!

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    Jan 2012
    White's MXT
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    Hello; My assumption on the lid, was that it was the forerunner to the present metal screw cap. The indentations and raised portions near the mouth were where the cap fastened on.

  5. #5
    Mar 2009
    310 times
    Thanks old digger, I still haven't found what the lid looked like, but I've learning a lot about the Owens Automatic bottleing machine, pretty interesting stuff! I also found three catelogues some wonderful soul put on line of bottles made by the Illinois Glass Company. My bottle has ghost seams! so cool to understand them, I've thought they were cracks of a badly made bottle. Any way, I'm thinking it may be a paint jar, seems to be the closest as far as size (32oz??) and shape.


    here are pictures of it's resting place!Click image for larger version. 

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  6. #6
    Sep 2007
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    You know that would look good with a bunch of flint in it to fill it up .

    I love old jars---especially big ones......I use them to store all my smalls(little antiques).
    Vintage jars are great organizers for things! Or even as a vase for wildflowers!
    Neat find, Lisa! Glad you got to get out!


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    "I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, who summons you by name". Isaiah 45:3

  7. #7
    Mar 2009
    310 times
    Carmon! That's exactly what I thought!!! a jar of pretty Kay county flint! Yep, great minds think alike I love ALL your collections!
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  8. #8
    Mar 2009
    Tesoro Tejon
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    What a neat find! I've not seen a bottle like that one. Looks like you found it just in time...
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