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    Posted 6 years ago

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    NOTE: I will eventually post up as much info as I can on all my found treasures. For now I will keep the reading light and not overload with information on my beauties.

    STORY: After an hour long hike, I decided it was too beautiful outside not to get off the beaten path and explore. So glad I did. I am always wanting to fix things and believe that everything can be fixed, restored or spit shined. Can I just say things aren't made like they use to. I stumbled upon a large rubble of ashes, some broken down concrete, rebar, and misc. items from transients that obviously hung out there. I found a stick and started sorting through the soot and low and behold this is pretty much all I found that were in tact. My heart was broken. I would have taken every piece of item in this house and shared its history however, the developers had no time to waste. 3 houses were already being developed down the way and soon, in a few short months, they were heading right where I was standing.

    RESCUED: in order of pictures.
    TONI couldn't find any information on TONI company.
    3tiered marked J in keystone, Knox Bottle Co. Jackson, MS '32-'53
    DURAGLAS medicine bottle marked 6 drams or 6 oz. (this is why they no longer use this symbol because of accidental overdoses) Bottom has the <O> meaning that it was mfr. after Duraglas & Owens Glass merged. '29- '50s Typically the # on the left of diamond is the plant # and the right of the diamond is the year...however 5 (dot) & 9 that are marked on the bottom, so not familiar with the meaning of this.

    NOXZEMA- facial cream- possibly '20-'80 glass jar (I would think this jar is more like 60's-80's) Marked 18 possibly mold #. fun facts- Noxzema was founded by Dr. Francis Townsend in the early 20's & named Townsend22. Later he gave the formula to Dr. Bunting & packaged the cream himself. The name supposedly changed when a customer stated it knocked her eczema- renaming the cream to NOXZEMA- no eczema.
    MAZON- medicine jar for skin conditions. Marked Belmont Labs Phila Pa. Possibly from '20-40's. fun facts- 1926- it was struggling to take off in the market and in 1930 a lawsuit, Belmont V Heist, argued financial and formula of the cream. In 1939 Belmont V FTC, argued false claims of cream and even deaths.

    FAVORITES- definitely the colbalt blue jars and the medicine jar... why? because I work in the medical field and I am always fascinated by the things they used to do. 2nd my fave color is blue- all hues of blue.

    INFORMATION: I do a lot of research only because I want to know and I want to get the correct information. I gather info from reputable companies and sources. If you see something that is incorrect, kindly let me know because after all this is a hobby and I am no expert but I do read a lot & have a lot of useless information. :)

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    1. bottle-bud bottle-bud, 6 years ago
      Great find and a very informative history on the bottles.
      I would not consider this useless information, I enjoyed reading it.
      Hope you find more!
    2. swampdogg swampdogg, 6 years ago
      I love bottle dumps its like metal detecting no telling what's under the dirt. Nice collection of bottles.
    3. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      All from the last half of the 1900s.
    4. shareurpassion shareurpassion, 6 years ago
      Awesome...I have some old bottles you can rescue right here!! haha I think the one that says TONI is hair dye. In fact, it looks like you have two bottles from hair color. Maybe some old model paints too. Def some med bottles... I even have the old vicks bottles with the vicks still in them and have actually used it, not on my face like they used to do to us poor kids back then but when I had a bad cold and coughing, I would open up that jar and put it under my nose and I could breathe again! Pretty amazing, that stuff never goes bad that I know of.

      I will give you a website that has tons of info on old bottles. The thing is, I think now Mr O'Dell has passed on and someone has made his site mostly into books for sale, not positive how much info you can get for free there now, but I can tell you that man knew his bottles! Just look him up, you may want to purchase some of his books. He was very detailed, I know that.

      It's "Digger O'Dell" That's what he did. Dig for bottles and he found tons of them! Good save btw!
    5. The.Rustic.Glass The.Rustic.Glass, 6 years ago
      This was my first accidental dig and now I'm addicted. I try to find old buildings or go to neighborhoods that are tearing down old houses for development. It saddens me. I swear I may become a hoarder of sorts trying to salvage it all. Lol. And at shareyourpassion that's awesome that you knew what it was. Hair dye in a small bottle and here I was thinking cologne. I am going to have to check out the books or website.

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