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    Posted 3 years ago

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    No-Wa-Oil medicine bottle. Just picked it up out of a hardware store in the Adirondacks in NY. I don't know anything about it. Any info would be helpful. Thanks in advance.

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    1. SpiritBear SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Copied and pasted example of how to properly use a search-engine:

      1. Put quotations around exact words you want, in the exact order you want, with exact punctuation (you'll have to changed it up,) abbreviation (Co v. Company v. Co.,) and other information.
      2. Put minus signs next to each word you don't want-- like when using e-Bay.


      "Sussex Beverage Company" "New Brunswick" -Ginger -Beer

      The above is done in an expected and organised format. Company before location-- both separated from each other for more freedom of the Search Engine's search. And always put excluded search terms at the end.

      Now I'm no longer seeing ginger beer bottles and for-sale ads (or, at least, fewer ads,) but instead I see a 1920s reference with some information.

      Of course, word-choice is very important.
      It is not always the best idea to put the word Bottle in when looking for information, for you'll likely be looking into original sources, which will have Bottling but not Bottle.

      Always start with the least information in your search and let it expand from there.

      Often my searches will not pull up much without the addition of a key-word-- or, often, date.
      I couldn't find much on one bottle till I began doing the same search over and over, only changing the date-- I went from 1905 to 1925, found nothing, went from 1900 to 1904 and found it in 1904-- a single reference that had popped up in no other search due to my addition of that date.
      I had begun it on expected age-range but was one year off the first time. And it does make a difference.
    2. OddandOldTradeCo. OddandOldTradeCo., 3 years ago
      Thanks for that fantastic story... I'm pretty sure I wasn't looking for a tutorial on how to use search engines.... I thought this was a site for collectors to help one another via their personal knowledge and experiences. The search goes on... Good day to you Spiritbear
    3. SpiritBear SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Hey, I gave you information on how to research. Doing it yourself is quite fun.

      Insulting me, on the other hand, was a bad move.

      Also, yes: This is a site for collectors to help each other. But one must also help oneself.

      Your bottle is likely circa the 1920s to 1940s. Without a zip-code, most items listing a company/address are pre-1963. Screw-tops like yours became popular in the 1920s. The paper looks fairly old. So there is what I have to say.

      Now, be nice-- not a mean, sarcastic, un-grateful person--and have a wonderful day. :)

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