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    Hello, I hve attached a pic of a handblown glass bottle I found. I believe the bottle was a beer bottle due to the color, does anyone recognize, or have information where I could find out the actual use of this bottle and perhaps a value?
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    We had a brief discussion here on the forum sometime back, here's the link. Antique Bottles - Ghosttowns.com Forums Also, here's a link to a pretty good site to ask about your bottle in particular. DIGGER ODELL BOTTLE PRICE GUIDES
    There are a lot of bottle sites on the web, just type in your search "Old Bottles" and you'll find lots to look at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nvoldtimer View Post
    Hello, I hve attached a pic of a handblown glass bottle I found. I believe the bottle was a beer bottle due to the color, does anyone recognize, or have information where I could find out the actual use of this bottle and perhaps a value?
    Thnks.
    Great find! I think you might be on the right track. I wish I could be more help.

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    If you have some time, you could also hit the State Museum in Carson City, they have quite a collection of old bottles up stairs with a little bit of description. I have some photos of them in fact, it just takes awhile to load them and the other 700 I took up
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    Old Bottles - Just down the road a piece is a house for sale. It backs up to a gulley. I asked the owner if I could metal detect in the area. She said yes so I walked out to the gulley to look around. I found these just lying on top of the ground. Don't think any are really old. Probably 1920s to 1940's. Saw a bunch of the old Log Cabin syrup cans like the one in the picture. My daughter and I went back later to detect. Did not get into the gulley yet as we concentrated on the yard. So far no great treasures, plenty of junk, hinges, nails, horseshoes, license plates etc. Looks like I will be having a bottle sale soon.
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    These are great bottles! The little research I did showed that "Screw caps" started being used about 1907-1910. So any without screw caps would be before that time. This type would use a cork or other device to seal them! Have fun!

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