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    HOLY COW!! Is this the "Holy Grail of Milk Bottles?

    Hello again everyone. It is good to be back. I know this is not exactly a Today's Find but I had to wait until the site came back up. And boy am I glad it did. Talk about stir crazy in the snow and cold! Thanks TNet for coming back on line!

    Now this particular find came a few days ago. Don and I were in a pit that was around 7 to 8 feet deep. We dug down in one pit and then probed sideways at an angle and discovered another chamber about 3 more feet down. It was covered by a real hard clay cap and was difficult to get to. The rain had changed to sleet and then back to rain. It was soaking us but we were determined to get to the bottom of the pit to see what it held. We knew that we were already in an 1880-1890 pit with some of the broken bottles and plates that we unearthed. So we knew we were going older the deeper we went down through the clay cap and finally hit the "Glass Chamber" that held this baby. Thank God we found that intact because everything else was broken.

    I am quite sure that its the real deal as far as not being a reproduction. I have read that these are reproduced in various colors. So here it is The Thatcher Milk Bottle. I assume Circa 1886 or so. Supposedly one of the earliest of milk bottles. I just cannot find anything about it as far as Rarity, how many might have been made, variants or worth for that matter. So hopefully one of you milk bottle guru's can chime in here for us. We did find another one that was shattered so we are blessed to have this one in our collection for the year. Sorry we didn't get the camera wet and take insitu pictures but it was a cruddy day out there. This one picked our spirits up though. I hope you enjoy the pics. Thanks and be safe out there. jgas
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    JGAS

  2. #2
    umrgolf

    Re: HOLY COW!! Is this the "Holy Grail of Milk Bottles?

    I don't know squat about bottles, but I'm positive I like that one

  3. #3
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    Re: HOLY COW!! Is this the "Holy Grail of Milk Bottles?

    I don't know bottles either but I sure like that one!

    fill 'er up with daisies in the spring!


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    Re: HOLY COW!! Is this the "Holy Grail of Milk Bottles?

    "Carelessness, overconfidence and arrogance are our greatest enemies."

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    Re: HOLY COW!! Is this the "Holy Grail of Milk Bottles?

    Dont know much about it either but its a great looking bottle. Your really killing those old privies. Always love to see your posts.

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    Re: HOLY COW!! Is this the "Holy Grail of Milk Bottles?

    The Warren Milk Bottle was the first in 1880. Thatcher one was the best known, made in 1883 and the best for the time.

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    Re: HOLY COW!! Is this the "Holy Grail of Milk Bottles?

    Love it!
    A gentleman farmer named Floyd
    With some of his kin was annoyed
    The boys in their youth
    Did not know the truth
    And one of his tools was destroyed

  8. #8
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    Re: HOLY COW!! Is this the "Holy Grail of Milk Bottles?

    If halfdime says it's so ...

    Agreed ...

    Rock on with your bad boy milk bottle self ...

    ~ Al
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    Blessed are the Self-Righteous ~ Well at least they think so ...

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    Re: HOLY COW!! Is this the "Holy Grail of Milk Bottles?

    Congrats on a beautiful recovery/rescue. I would love to be in your shoes, loving to find old bottles by chance here. Second beautiful bottle in a short time. Simply jaw dropping.
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    ca
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    Re: HOLY COW!! Is this the "Holy Grail of Milk Bottles?

    Absolutely incredible looking bottle jgas!
    Love the detailed pic with the farmer!
    “I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them.”
    “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
    “Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.”
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    Re: HOLY COW!! Is this the "Holy Grail of Milk Bottles?

    Groovy
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    us
    presidential campaign items, 1860 JOHN BELL-EDWARD EVERETT tin type pic token, 1888 Benjamin Harrison pin. 1876 CENTENNIAL REVOLUTIONARY WAR MEDAL WITH BARON VON STEUBEN AND GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON. CW RELICS 1864 Union store card,3 I,1 R, eagle buttons

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    Re: HOLY COW!! Is this the "Holy Grail of Milk Bottles?

    SWEET MR TUFF
    oldest dug 1784 half real, 1831 William IIII. 1844 1/6 Skilling. 1834,51,54,72,76cc,77,84-87,89,92,93o,94o,96,97-99o,1900o-11,13 Dimes. 1854,56,76s,94,99,1902,06,09d,11,15s Qtrs. 1864,65 2cent. 79,83cc Morgan. 1867,68,69,70,75,82,87,88,90,91,93,95,97,98,1900,0 2,04-09,11,12d Nickles. 1848,56,59,61,63-69,73-75,81-85-09 Cent.

 

 

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