Found a 19th Century Glass Jug!

UnderMiner

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Decided not to go digging today but just traditional mudlarking with a stick. Found this in the mud while the sun was setting.

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It is 11 inches tall with an applied blob top. The bottom is not pontil-scared so it likely dates from the later half of the 19th century. I thought it was a regular bottle at first but it clearly once had a handle (hand-applied) so that would make it a jug.

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Here is a crude artistic rendering of what it may have once looked like fully infact. I couldn't find any examples of any similar late 19th century glass jugs to factually compare this depiction to, so it is entirely based on the size and angles of the fracture points coupled with my vague knowledge of what a jug should look like.

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Also found this massive embossed apothecary bottle from a chap named Paul Ptretzell. He operated the Voss Drug Store in Bayside L.I. This was probably around 100 years ago. It is a tooled-top bottle.

I found a whole bunch more stuff but these two were the best items, I still haven't taken the other things in yet. I found an absolutely MASSIVE ceramic electrical insulator with glazed black writting all over it including the manufacture date (I think it was 1932). I used my trusty Vietnam war-era surplus duffle bag to carry all this stull over a mile through mud. I left after dark so was guided only by the moonlight, which actually pretty bright as it was nearly full, it was fun. Will upload more pics tomorrow probably if I get a chance.
 
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Digger RJ

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Decided not to go digging today but just traditional mudlarking with a stick. Found this in the mud while the sun was setting.

View attachment 1986025
It is 11 inches tall with an applied blob top. The bottom is not pontil-scared so it likely dates from the later half of the 19th century. I thought it was a regular bottle at first but it clearly once had a handle (hand-applied) so that would make it a jug.

View attachment 1986026
Here is a crude artistic rendering of what it may have once looked like fully infact. I couldn't find any examples of any similar late 19th century glass jugs to factually compare this depiction to, so it is entirely based on the size and angles of the fracture points coupled with my vague knowledge of what a jug should look like.

View attachment 1986030
Also found this massive embossed apothecary bottle from a chap named Paul Ptretzell. He operated the Voss Drug Store in Bayside L.I. This was probably around 100 years ago. It is a tooled-top bottle.

I found a whole bunch more stuff but these two were the best items, I still haven't taken the other things in yet. I found an absolutely MASSIVE ceramic electrical insulator with glazed black writting all over it including the manufacture date (I think it was 1932). I used my trusty Vietnam war-era surplus duffle bag to carry all this stull over a mile through mud. I left after dark so was guided only by the moonlight, which actually pretty bright as it was nearly full, it was fun. Will upload more pics tomorrow probably if I get a chance.
Nice!!! Congrats!!!
 

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View attachment 1986026
Here is a crude artistic rendering of what it may have once looked like fully infact. I couldn't find any examples of any similar late 19th century glass jugs to factually compare this depiction to, so it is entirely based on the size and angles of the fracture points coupled with my vague knowledge of what a jug should look like.

Good bottles!

This one was said to be "for wine or whiskey", but with nothing to support that opinion and no view on its age:

Jug1.jpg Jug2.jpg
 

sandchip

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Your guess on what it looked like is spot on, and very likely that it contained whiskey. Similar embossed handled pear shaped whiskeys would be the R.B. Cutter, George Noar, or The Campus.

I like that Long Island drugstore bottle.
 

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View attachment 1986024
Decided not to go digging today but just traditional mudlarking with a stick. Found this in the mud while the sun was setting.

View attachment 1986025
It is 11 inches tall with an applied blob top. The bottom is not pontil-scared so it likely dates from the later half of the 19th century. I thought it was a regular bottle at first but it clearly once had a handle (hand-applied) so that would make it a jug.

View attachment 1986026
Here is a crude artistic rendering of what it may have once looked like fully infact. I couldn't find any examples of any similar late 19th century glass jugs to factually compare this depiction to, so it is entirely based on the size and angles of the fracture points coupled with my vague knowledge of what a jug should look like.

View attachment 1986030
Also found this massive embossed apothecary bottle from a chap named Paul Ptretzell. He operated the Voss Drug Store in Bayside L.I. This was probably around 100 years ago. It is a tooled-top bottle.

I found a whole bunch more stuff but these two were the best items, I still haven't taken the other things in yet. I found an absolutely MASSIVE ceramic electrical insulator with glazed black writting all over it including the manufacture date (I think it was 1932). I used my trusty Vietnam war-era surplus duffle bag to carry all this stull over a mile through mud. I left after dark so was guided only by the moonlight, which actually pretty bright as it was nearly full, it was fun. Will upload more pics tomorrow probably if I get a chance.
It’s a beautiful recovery Congratulations
 

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Very nice! I don't see how everyone gets those out of the ground without breaking them. That is an art in itself!
 

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