Posted 2 months ago
This little bottle is 2.25" high x 1.75" wide x .75" deep. The lid was largely intact, though not on straight, when I removed it to clean the bottle and examine the contents, when a chunk of it broke off. It is very rotten. The bottle contained a small amount of white powder and some of it was also caked under the lid. The bottle has a reddish/silver/purple sheen which washes out under bright light. The last image of the bottom shows it best. There are several bubbles in the glass of the bottle and it has a lean to it if not set down squarely. No idea of age or purpose. Guessing post-1910 due to the type of screw top.
I found this today as I was putting together a shelter for a stray cat that I fear is about to give birth in my back yard. My garage and my rear neighbor's garage back up to one another, with about a four foot gap between them. There has been a groundhog burrow under my neighbors garage for many (many) years inhabited by many (many) generations of ground hogs who do spring cleaning every year and kick a bunch of dirt out of their hole into the space between the garages. Every once in a while I find some remnant of the past, probably from an old dump or trash pile which is now under the neighbor's garage.
I have no doubt that some CW bottle guy or bottle gal knows exactly what this is, so I am sitting in front of my computer, hands folded in my lap, waiting to be educated.