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    Posted 6 years ago

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    I bought this bottle in an antique store a while ago, don't remember for how much. I'm a bit puzzled about it. Some signs lead me to believe it might be an old bottle, but its overall condition and quality of glass are pretty good for an early bottle. It's marked W.T.Co. on the bottom.
    Whitall Tatum Company? Any time after 1901? Its possible purpose?

    Thanks for any help.

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    1. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      Whitall Tatum Co., circa-1901. Well-known for teal-coloured bottles, they took "&" out of their name in 1900 and off bottles in 1901. Apothecary use. They then fell into making insulators.
    2. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      If it is of interest, the glass on the base slid in the mold-- hence why the marks are distorted and looked ''double-embossed.''
    3. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      Thanks, Spirit! yes, the double mold mark was of interest. Is there a way to tell more precisely when the bottle was made after 1901?
    4. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      It's a tooled bottle. So before 1920. I don't recall when or if W.T. Co. went only to making insulators, but you could research that. ;)
      This Brookfield insulator leads most people to think that it was New York City, New York. But it wasn't. The glass slid in the mold, thus leading to it being put on twice-- and a very good example of it. LOL.
      *Has a W. T. Co. insulator outside.*
    5. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      Great info, thanks so much again, SpiritBear!
    6. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      Thanks so much much for the loves- fortapache, blunderbuss, malaniej, mikelv85, Caperkid, bottle-bud, Manikin, aura, Gillian!
    7. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      Thank you so much for the love Sean, Kennethleblanc, Scott, officialfuel- much appreciated!

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