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Re: Old Bottles

Postby cumbo » Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:36 pm

1950's I'm told.
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby Mori » Sat May 01, 2010 11:38 pm

Possil Pottery

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The picture above shows the base of one of the kilns of the former Saracen Pottery, identified within an evaluation trench by staff from Glsgow University Archaeological Research Division (GUARD). This evaluation, which followed on from monitoring conducted on the excavation of site investigation holes, took place on the advice of the West of Scotland Archaeology Service.

The Possil or Saracen Pottery, which was constructed around 1881 for the Saracen Pottery Company, was a major producer of stoneware commercial goods in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The pottery was latterly (from mid-WWI until mid-WWII) in the ownership of Tennents the brewers, who thereby safeguarded their supply of stoneware beer bottles, particularly for the export market. Other wares continued to be produced until the factory's closure in 1942.

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Re: Old Bottles

Postby Seamey » Tue May 04, 2010 1:59 pm

I can confirm the stoneware bottles being exported. My mother has a stoneware bottle of Tennants bought from a street stall in Georgetown, Guyana.
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby MrRealtor » Fri Jun 04, 2010 2:33 am

I have no idea if this bottle is a Glasgow bottle but at the bottom appears to be a stamp and I cannot really make out the top word but the bottom looks to be Glasgow and if I had to guess, the last letters of the top word spell svenor.

I would greatly appreciate if anyone could help me identify this bottle with such info as age, use, etc. Thanks so much from Oklahoma City, OK!

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Re: Old Bottles

Postby BrigitDoon » Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:15 am

Grosvenor...?
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby MrRealtor » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:19 am

I did a Google search and thanks to your info, I was able to find out a little more about it. It might be a beer bottle made in Scotland. Anyway, thanks so much and I look forward to any other info anyone might have.
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby BrigitDoon » Fri Jun 04, 2010 5:27 pm

I did some googling too and the results said something about ginger. I had to go out so didn't have time to look any further. There's a ginger thread on here somewhere - maybe that might be worth looking through.
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby brataccas » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:36 pm

hi, im from north east scotland (originally born in greenock but still labelled a weegie for some bizzare reason?!?!) and found a few weird bottles anyone could possibly help me identify? Ive noticed that the first matches the one someone has posted here? a paste bottle? (PECKS one)

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need help with this odd one, any ideas? thx...

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found a couple of these ones:

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Re: Old Bottles

Postby mrsam » Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:53 pm

brataccas wrote:hi, im from north east scotland (originally born in greenock but still labelled a weegie for some bizzare reason?!?!) and found a few weird bottles anyone could possibly help me identify? Ive noticed that the first matches the one someone has posted here? a paste bottle? (PECKS one)

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found a couple of these ones:

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Right here goes...
Number 1 and 3 are paste bottles, (Fish, chicken etc) paste was a cheap sandwich filling sold in small jars as a cheap alternative to buying real sanwich filling, also they were designed to not need refrigeration

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The problem was that they all tasted the same and nothing like the thing that they were ment to be (go get one and try for yourself 8) ). Paste jars come o=in all shapes and sizes but are usually 6-8 ish cms tall and dumpy like the ones you have with a blank space for a paper label.

Jar no 2 might be a scent bottle - perfume was/is expensive so it came in small expensively decorated bottles usually denoted by being oddly shaped and having small apertures at the top.

Mr Sam

P.S. I'm off to photo all of my paste jars to show you sizes and scales etc
Hmmm I wonder what happens if i press that lever.... Ahh It operates that shiny new plug socket!

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Re: Old Bottles

Postby robertpool » Wed Jun 09, 2010 8:44 pm

Here is some of mine

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check out my Glasgow collection at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertpool/sets/
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby mrsam » Thu Jun 17, 2010 5:55 pm

Paste bottles...

Various sizes and shapes, most with a name and blank void (for paper lable I assume)

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CWS

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CWS II

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Pecks

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Pecks II

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Shippams

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Shippams II

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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 Gonz » Fri Jul 09, 2010 11:45 am

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Think this refer`s to Hillhead,Kirkintilloch.
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby mrsam » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:39 pm

Gonz wrote:Image


Think this refer`s to Hillhead,Kirkintilloch.


Cool Gonz, any more...

Mr Sam

P.S. Hi by the way and welcome
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 Gonz » Fri Jul 09, 2010 8:25 pm

Hi all, and hello to you too, Mr.Sam.
Have a few bottles more.

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This top has a channel to the tip.

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Found on feild surface while metal detecting in the 90`s

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Same field result of "Dry midden" dumping on field`s

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This was found by my father when he was working in Maryhill as a bricklayer. Found loads of bottles in the cellar of an old chemist shop.Has it`s label.
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Do not know where this one came from.
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Re: Old Bottles

Postby Sio » Thu Sep 09, 2010 11:44 pm

Hi Guys I live in Trinidad, Caribbean and was given a old vessel by my father in law that got this from his grandfather...made by fossil pottery for Richard Smith's executors ltd. Acid makers. The vessel is approximately 20" tall and 2-3 gallons. Does anyone know the acid that was in it?

Will post a picture soon, as I have not seen it on the forum

It's unusual

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