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Old Bottles

Postby mrsam » Fri May 09, 2008 11:26 pm

mrsam wrote:P.S. Mods - do we want a thread on victorian bottles as there must be glasgow versions out there?


Sharon wrote:Mr Sam - a thread on old Glasgow bottles and pottery would be great! feel free to start one :)


Right here goes: looking for pictures /info (makers users company logo's etc) of old (victorian - now) bottles that relate to Glasgow. The motivation for this thread is finding things in my back garden and other places and thinking that there must be glasgow versions out there in HG land.

To start I have put up a collection of national bottles (i Have no intersting ones from Glasgow :( ) from an earthenware pot thread.

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mrsam wrote: Pics as promised, these are examples of various types of glass ware mid/late victorian to 1930's/40's the kind of stuff that is found in dumps/middens and is often described as 'Victorian'
Descriptions are clockwise from top left and more details can be suplied on request.

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'Rowentrees elect lemonade', 'Pecks' paste jar(think of the stuff in which all varieties taste the same and comes in the wee jars that won't fit a knife!), 'Licoricine' from Newcastle - a health tonic, and 'Hinds honey and almond cream'

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Cream jug, Poison container (note colour and ribed sides), and Bovril jar

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'James Wilson Edinburgh' - soft drinks bottle(or beer)

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'Schweppes' torpedo style Pop bottle

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Later 1900's soft drinks bottle (lasting as a design till now but with changes to the cap/ stopper part)

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The last 2 pictures depict 'ENO' fruit salt and C.W.S. ammonia and both have lables intact giveing a good idea of how these things originally looked. Mostly bottles are now found in the ground minus paper lables so in picture 2 the right hand bottle would be the most interesting feature(being ridged with a warning). Note also as literacy increases, the need to put nasty things in a purple/dark blue bottle decreases(so the bottle is clear and cheaper to make) but yet the ridging survives(along with a raised warning) and the paper lable is still dark blue

Mr Sam - archaeology graduate and collector of Victorian waste
Hmmm I wonder what happens if i press that lever.... Ahh It operates that shiny new plug socket!

www..photobucket.com/albums/ll103/thecuriocollector

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Re: Old Bottles

Postby HollowHorn » Sat May 10, 2008 10:48 am

Scotland St. School Exibition:

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Re: Old Bottles

Postby engineer » Sat May 10, 2008 12:06 pm

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'garvies' embossed on shoulder, 'milngavie' on one side of the base, 'helensburgh on the other

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poloc creamery
'your guarantee. our name on every disc'

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found these doing excavations in toryglen, quite a lot more to photograph
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby mrsam » Sat May 10, 2008 7:13 pm

Nice one guys - more please :D 8) 8)

A selection of Glasgow 'pop' style bits and bobs along with one flip top from a reusable beer bottle

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The Hunt Continues :arrow: :arrow: :arrow:

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Hmmm I wonder what happens if i press that lever.... Ahh It operates that shiny new plug socket!

www..photobucket.com/albums/ll103/thecuriocollector

www..photobucket.com/albums/v195/tarbat2003
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby HollowHorn » Sat May 10, 2008 8:45 pm

I hate to admit it, but I remember those 'stone' type stoppers. What were they made of?
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby mrsam » Sun May 11, 2008 1:46 pm

HollowHorn wrote:I hate to admit it, but I remember those 'stone' type stoppers. What were they made of?


Sorry HH but I Dont know? I think they were last used in 1927........( ::): )

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Hmmm I wonder what happens if i press that lever.... Ahh It operates that shiny new plug socket!

www..photobucket.com/albums/ll103/thecuriocollector

www..photobucket.com/albums/v195/tarbat2003
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby HollowHorn » Sun May 11, 2008 6:23 pm

mrsam wrote:I think they were last used in 1927........( ::): )

Shuttit you! ::): They still used a 'stone' type stopper around the late 50's, early 60's. Or so Alex Glass tells me.
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby Blueboy » Tue May 27, 2008 3:49 pm

This one sits outside my back door:Image
Any idea what it was used to contain?
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby glasgowken » Sat May 31, 2008 1:59 pm

Relics, off Byres Road has quite a few bottles.
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby engineer » Mon Nov 03, 2008 3:57 pm

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oval stamp says
H.Kennedy
Barrowfield Pottery 38
Glasgow


theres a fair bit of info on barrowfield pottery but cant find what j o'neill did, or why it was XXX
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby mrsam » Wed Nov 05, 2008 9:47 pm

engineer wrote:Image


oval stamp says
H.Kennedy
Barrowfield Pottery 38
Glasgow


theres a fair bit of info on barrowfield pottery but cant find what j o'neill did, or why it was XXX



Cool find is it a beer or alcoholl container?

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www..photobucket.com/albums/ll103/thecuriocollector

www..photobucket.com/albums/v195/tarbat2003
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby PATRICA1 » Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:13 am

Got to looking at this site,and remembered I found some old tennents stone bottles with their stoppers intact they were made by the possil pottery,I used to be a midgey raker myself,Nowadays all my bottles go into a green plastic box at the top of my path(and by the weekend it is usoally full),Stricky.
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby engineer » Mon Mar 16, 2009 2:39 pm

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G&C Moore
Stone Ginger Beer
Springfield Bottling Stores
Mordaunt St
Bridgeton
Glasgow


This bottle being our exclusive property any one filling or vending it is liable to imprisonment
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby cumbo » Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:10 pm

From the M74 Devon Street dig
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby engineer » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:06 pm

i found one of those at toryglen, any idea how old they are?
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