1. Empire Graduated Nurser 'Murder Bottle' (BIM)

    Empire Graduated Nurser 'Murder Bottle' (BIM)

    This is a hand tooled baby bottle from the 1890's-1910's. It's also known as a murder bottle since its turtle-shape made it difficult to clean and thus a vector for bacteria which killed many babies.
  2. Evers-Rehm Co. Seltzer Bottle

    Evers-Rehm Co. Seltzer Bottle

    Seltzer bottle from the Evers-Rehm Co. of 419-421-423 E. 24th St. NEW York. This bottle was made by B.&M. S. Co. - the Bottler's & Manufacturer's Supply Company of Long Island City, New York, which operated from 1897-1920. It has a tooled crown and a tiny one inch wide base, very unstable.
  3. Blobs, Meds, Stoneware, 1893 Whistle, etc. (May 7th 2023)

    These are all finds from a dig I conducted last evening at my 1924-capped landfill, May 7th 2023: The large bottles include: 1. Tooled blob C. V. Garrison Flushing L.I. made by the Karl Hutter bottling works in 1908. 2. Tooled blob amber bottle, no markings. 3. Machine-made Artic Fruit Juice...
  4. C. V. Garrison Blob Top Beer Bottle

    C. V. Garrison Blob Top Beer Bottle

    This bottle was made in 1908 at the Karl Hutter bottle and glass factory. I excavated it on May 7th 2023.
  5. Dr. Porter Medicine Bottle

    Dr. Porter Medicine Bottle

    This is a tooled-lip Dr. Porter medicine bottle. Found on May 4th 2023.
  6. Finds of May 2nd 2023

    Finds of May 2nd 2023

    1. "North Beach Height F Frankel Bottling Co." (Bottle made by the Boley Manufacturing Co.,1898-1911) 2. "Bachmann - Bechtel Brewing Co. S.I. N.Y." (1907-1911) 3. "Jacob Oertel 151 Flushing Ave. Astoria L.I."
  7. 110+ YO Beer Bottle Trifecta (May 2nd 2023)

    Went back to the 1910-capped clay pit bottle dump that I have been extensively excavating since January. It is very difficult digging but the trade off is the bottles often come out in great condition. In about two hours of digging I recovered three blob-top beer bottles, one tooled lip med, and...
  8. Broe and Gorman Transitional Hutchinson Bottle

    Broe and Gorman Transitional Hutchinson Bottle

    This is a transitional-top Hutchinson bottle I found made for Broe and Gorman of 404-6 East 60th Street NY. Although it retains the overall shape of a Hutchinson, the bottle sports a longer neck and bigger blob to accommodate a Lightning Stopper in place of a Hutchinson Stopper.
  9. Lattice and Diamond Cobalt Poison Bottle

    Lattice and Diamond Cobalt Poison Bottle

    This is a tooled-lip lattice and diamond cobalt poison bottle that I dug on March 4th 2023. It dates to the 1890's.
  10. Tooled Cobalt Poison Bottle!

    Got out late today just before sunset. Only managed to dig one bottle from the clay, but it was well worth it! Here is the bottle in situ and immediately after extraction: The clay preserved it very well for over 100 years. That's the trade off for digging in clay, the bottles are...
  11. Simon Strauss Alcohol Flask

    Simon Strauss Alcohol Flask

    Tooled-lip circle slug plate embossed flask.
  12. Pictorial Tooled Crown Beer Bottles

    Pictorial Tooled Crown Beer Bottles

    Excavated all these bottles on Feb. 16. 1. Dark-green bottle, no markings. (Turn-molded) 2. Piel Bro's - East New York Brewery 3. New York Bottling Company Inc. 4. Leonard Eppig Brewing Co., Brooklyn NY 5. Welz & Zerweck High Ground Brewery, Brooklyn NY 6. Canada Dry (Machine Made)
  13. Ebling Brewing Company - Tooled Crown

    Ebling Brewing Company - Tooled Crown

    This is an amber tooled crown Ebling beer bottle dating from the 1910's. The Ebling brewery was located in the Bronx and operated from 1868-1949.
  14. Tooled Blob Bottles

    Tooled Blob Bottles

    Found January 26th. 1. Boley Manufacturing Co. 2. The F. & M. Schaefer Brewing Co. 3. Walter Gubner & Sons of 78 & 80 Bank Street NY (soda/water). 4. Unlabeled cork-sealed bottle with black contents possibly ink.
  15. Pumpkin Seed Flask

    Went on another adventure today. First went snorkeling off an old pier, nothing to be found there but big sea snails unfortunately. Had more luck at another location where the recent rain storms had washed away some of the surface. Found a nice tooled pumpkin seed flask and a old perfume...