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JImam's loves1139 of 5249Labeled & Embossed Pontil: Neuropathic Drops, C. 1850.Stone? Fruit and bowl
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    Posted 3 years ago

    SpiritBear
    (813 items)

    I ran out of room to post the embossed side, which halso as the name of the druggists and the city.

    As I have made an extra post for that, I decided to also show the three common types of lips found on American bottles of the 1830s-1860s.

    Third pic, Left to Right:
    Inward-rolled lip: String of glass applied and 'rolled' inward with a tool for a strong, low-profile finish.
    Flared lip: Applied blob of glass flattened & flared out with a tool. Easily damaged.
    True applied blob: A 'blob' of glass applied and shaped to the mouth. Strong and typical.

    Typically the embossing of these early bottles looks smooth, wide, and not very raised. That is because of a lack of air-venting in the glass moulds, which would come later and allow crisp and thin embossing. With air trapped between molten glass and the mould walls, the embossing could not fill it entirely. It also leads to what looks like pitting in the glass, which is not pitting at all.

    At this time, it took three men/boys to make one glass bottle. The label would have been printed by two men on paper maybe made by one with a plate made by yet another man, plus the man or men who made the ink-- so many people for one bottle!

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    Comments

    1. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      First post with views of label and company information found here:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/231825-labeled-and-embossed-pontil-neuropathic-d
    2. oktreedude, 3 years ago
      SpiritBear, You better start building a barn! As much and as quick as you dig stuff out you will need room for the future. I wish I had all that I found as a young man. Ignorance and lack of space is my reason for not having a good million dollar + collection. And put a double alarm system in. I have problems with trespassers.
    3. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Ok Tree dude, that would happen only if I'd open it as a museum. What I cannot display I get rid of. So far, it all fits in my room, the dining room curio, and the basement display room.
      My main fear is fire and moisture, as I collect the paper more than the glass. LOL.
      But, I trust God will prevent such losses.
      Thanks for commenting.
    4. oktreedude, 3 years ago
      Yes, my fears and my trust is as yours. We are thinning down greatly week by week and keep enough to decorate. Carry on young man
    5. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 3 years ago
      So when does the museum open? ;D
    6. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      20+ years. LOL.

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