Jul 18, 2012, 01:39 AM
anybody else ever find 1800s bottle dumps with only 1 whole bottle in it?
Jul 18, 2012, 03:48 AM
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I've been hunting piles of excavated dirt on a lot here and found around 7 unbroken bottles but the ground is littered with fragments from hundreds of them. I wish I could have gotten to them before the excavators did.....
What your finding isn't that uncommon though, after all they were trash to the people who tossed them out so they didn't care if they broke, plus kids throwing rocks, or target practice over the course of many years take a toll.
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Jul 18, 2012, 05:41 AM
It may of already been dug possibly.
Jul 18, 2012, 07:34 AM
Looks like some of em were really nice looking glass,shame they were mostly broken.Hope the next finds will be in better shape.
Jul 18, 2012, 08:59 AM
No! But I did find a nineteenth century bottle dump with no whole bottles and large rocks therein that were used to break the bottles. It was an 1850's fort site and soldiers broke all unused bottles to keep Indians from utilizing them to store and carry water.
Jul 18, 2012, 09:07 AM
Jul 18, 2012, 06:29 PM
i know it sucks all of the bottles were nice lots of medicine bottles that were broken that i left there was a couple other broken wine bottles and a couple 1858 mason jars smashed
Last edited by canadiandigger; Jul 18, 2012 at 08:25 PM.
Jul 18, 2012, 08:30 PM
I've never found a dump with only 1 whole bottle in it,,,buuut have dug an outhouse with 51 bottles ,all whole, then moved over to the next privy,and it had only 1 whole bottle in it,then moved to the 3rd privy,that had 0,,, just goes to show,dump/privy,ya just never know till ya dig it. Keep yur shovel dirty
Jul 18, 2012, 09:13 PM
Oops . . . . .
Originally Posted by NOLA_Ken
I've dug a lot of bottle dumps as a kid, and most of the bottles were broken. Still, the unbroken ones made it worth while. The pop bottles with broken tops I cut into glasses. They have to be really cool to be worth the effort though.
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Jul 19, 2012, 12:19 AM
I've got a virgin dump site with whole bottles as far as the eye can see waiting for me. One person has dug through it a bit and that's my cousin.
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Sep 24, 2012, 09:55 PM
Those are nice pieces, we keep a fragment jar. looks pretty in the window. What sites do you use to date and gage your pieces? We are new and We think we have some nice pieces. clear color painted, embossed,unique,unusual, intact, some with wicks, corks, pop tops and screw tops, some with stoppers and whole droppers. We dont know any thing not even the right questions to ask. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Sep 24, 2012, 10:25 PM
How about a hole I dug with around 100 broken pottery ginger beers in it? Only one was not broken.
Sep 25, 2012, 05:06 AM
not much into bottle hunting. ive did it a few times. i know of a place that has bottles from the 1840s -1950s how valuable are bottles?
Sep 25, 2012, 07:09 PM
well depends on the bottle but they can be worth a lot
Sep 25, 2012, 07:10 PM
yes i found even more the next day a couple more broken blob tops an other bottles it sucks! and i usually place a guess on the age of the bottles but these are all 1860s-1890s
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