Another DC bottle hunt


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Since being booted out of my best spot (again) I’m back to finding machine made bottles. Don’t get me wrong, I like them, but at this place, it’s extremely rare to find anything blown in a mold that isn’t broken. And I know it gets older the farther I dig, but then I hit water. Anyways, I’m gonna stop complaining. I’m sure I’ll find another blown in a mold site at some point. Until then, here’s some pretty cool machine made bottles found today:

The complete haul:

I don’t know about y’all, but I really like finding things that aren’t bottles. It’s interesting to find things like plates, cups, and other artifacts that show what life was like back then.

Slick bottles:

Even though they don’t have anything on them, they’re still fun to find!

HUGE wine bottle:


It’s slick, but my biggest bottle to date. No chips, no cracks, and machine made (but that’s ok). I’m running out of shelf space so idk how I’m going to fit this monster there.

Embossed bottles:
Cool little milk bottle from Bethesda, md. It’s unfortunately got a lot of cracks in it.

Really pretty Davis OK baking powder. Out of all the Davis bottles, this ones my favorite. Nice color on it of course, I’ve noticed every Davis bottle I get has a different top on it. No Davis bottle is the same, despite having 6 of them.

Other side of Davis OK baking powder bottle.

Really nicely embossed AG Herrmann bottle. My guess is it’s a soda, but I love the design on the neck and I’m glad to report it’s in excellent condition, with no chips or cracks.

Other side of AG Herrmann bottle. This would be my favorite embossed bottle, but that’s going to go to the next one…


White House Vinegar bottle. This one is in really nice condition, with one very minor chip on it. Otherwise, I’m really nice condition, it’s probably my favorite bottle find from today.

Two jars:

Yup. It’s just a jar that’s been multiplied by two.

Iron Lock:
This one’s cool, it’s an old iron lock! Not much to say about it but it’s my first old iron lock and I love it!

Pretty soap tray:
This one is my favorite find. I turned over a bunch of styrofoam and almost left it because I thought it was more styrofoam. Nope, it’s one of the nicest condition relics I’ve come across here. There is absolutely nothing wrong with it, and I may use it for my own soap bar.

I really don’t know how this piece survived intact like that with all the bricks laying around, but I’m sure glad it did. Every time I’ve come here I always find things like this broken and it’s a nice change of scenery to find something complete. I hope you guys enjoyed this, and I hope one day I’ll be able to find a place where blown in a mold bottles are plenty again like the past. Until next time y’all.


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Reading your post and seeing your finds brought back good memories of digging in the woods behind a farm when I was a teenager. :thumbsup: I just love this Davis OK Baking Powder bottle and this beautiful 'milk glass' soap dish. I feel even finding something as utilitarian and personal as a soap dish, makes any hunt a good hunt. This one looks to be late-19thc in date. - Dave


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