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    A trip back to the bottle honey hole

    I went back a few days ago to the "honey hole" I found the bottles dating 1870 ish to around 1900 back in December. Not wanting to really detect that day, I opted to redig the hole, hoping I had missed something. I had.

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    The first little bottle on the left is probably on opium bottle, ca 1880. The second bottle has a nice finished pontil scar and hand finished neck, so probably a perfume bottle ca 1870. The third bottle is kind of odd. It has a twist lock kind of closure, so maybe for cold cream or something like that which doesn't have to have an air tight seal. if you have seen a bottle like this one, please let me know on dating it. It was toward the top of the ground, so it is ca 1900? The last one is a Bixby Ink ca 1883. Thanks for looking.

    Also happiness is being friends with the landowner. He kindly filled the hole for me!

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    And don't tell anyone this is the FOURTH time I had dug in this hole. The glass is now very, very scattered, not at all like in the beginning.
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    Great saves!!! My wife loves when I find some bottles while I am out detecting. Congrats!!!
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    That ink is a pretty bottle.
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    The ink had a "ding" on the bottom and the entire bottle popped off when it was discarded. After 20 minutes more digging I found it and Crazy Glue fixed it right up. I bought some 2 part acrylic. I will fill in the "ding" when I get to it.
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    Very nice assortment of bottles here..Congratulations..I’m still searching for my first
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    I think I was about 18 when I found my first crown cap bottle after a flood at the local river. It was a long time between finds for sure. I have found more in the last 4 years than in my entire life now. I haven't found that many.
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    Very nice finds! Good luck in your future hunts!
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    Its easier if you have a tractor handy to fill in holes.

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    Very Nice!!! Congrats!!!
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    Nice bottle finds thanx for the pictures
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    Plz zoom in on the 2nd tallest bottle. Any idea what kind of closure that is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    The ink had a "ding" on the bottom and the entire bottle popped off when it was discarded. After 20 minutes more digging I found it and Crazy Glue fixed it right up. I bought some 2 part acrylic. I will fill in the "ding" when I get to it.
    if you want something archival, use hextal for repairs and filling. less archival but still better than crazy glue for gluing pieces is a uv cure loctite for glass, i think it is loctite 341 or something like that
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    Thanks TP! I'll find some.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smokeythecat View Post
    Thanks TP! I'll find some.
    No prob. Love when my job relates to relics!
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    Also the hextal can be dyed to match colors. Experiment and contact company before committing with dyes. Also theres this guy cooper from corning musuem of glass. If you can get in touch with him he does this for museum specimens.
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