Posted 12 months ago
I'm not a bottle collector but my bicycle rides take me by what used to be an old dump on what used to be the outskirts of town, at the time of my visit time just a sparsely vegetation covered hill with a few glitters from old glass, etc. Now it has been bulldozed and turned into a sewage treatment facility. I stopped one day and dug for a couple of hours and found these bottles plus a dozen or so milk glass jars and bottles. Guessing most of these are common bottles from national brands of products but a few seem to be locally produced and might be more rare/interesting. Calling this a mystery in hopes one of the bottle guys can tell me what some of them are. I just use them for window fillers. If any of them look interesting, I can make a separate post for them, show all writing, bottoms, etc.
Image 1 L to R: Welch's (275 near bottom); fancy little brown bottle with lots of Ws in crowns (a large "Trade W in crown Mark" on bottom); 1930s Old Quaker liquor bottle; plain brown bottle with partial paper label with handwritten "ACID" notation and on bottom marked " || WT in triangle U.S.A"; small unmarked bottle; 1930s Wilken Family whiskey bottle; tall and short Listerine bottles one made 1873-1929 by Illinois Glass.
Image 2 L to R: Caldwells Syrup MFD by Pepsin Syrup Co Monticello, Illinois; Citrate of Magnesia (dose directions, returnable bottle); blank bottle; The Rexall Store
Image 3 L to R: Sauer's Extracts; Armour's; blank bottle
Image 4 L to R: Tazewell Bottle Works Contents 6 1/2 Fluid ozs. Pekin, Illinois; 1920s Old Crow liquor bottle with lots of writing marked "One Pint"; Heberling Bloomington, ILL.