19th Century Bottle Diggers

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Chas Cola Pa
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Male
37 years old

Bill Alexander
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About Me

I have had interest in and collected some old bottles that I have found at random sites for 40 years but I have more recently become interested in mostly 19th century hand blown bottles. Although my interest is broad, I particularly love the styles, varying colors, forms and feel of wine and spirits bottles and if I know the history of a bottle, so much the better. Black glass bottles are my current favorites. My collection is growing and I am trying to find bottles that were blown in different types of molds and with different applied finishes. I have yet to find a free blown bottle in sites where I have looked. I hope to have more time to search and dig when I retire next year.



Randy Ohlin
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Lauren
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Female
About Me

Landscape architect in Philadelphia



Daniellep711
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Female
30 years old

ohiodumpdigger
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Male
16 years old

klech67
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Male
About Me

I collect antique pesticide bottles!



John Savastio
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cheryl
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Female
About Me

From Summit Hill Pa Live in an old house in coall country.Love history and old things.Recently retired and loving every minute of it



CORNSMOKE
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About Me

.... get'ter dug



DiggerLarry
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Male
About Me

Bottle Digger from the New England Ma. area starting back when I was 16 years of age in the city of Westfield Ma. 


Bottles

Collecting & Hunting bottles from 1870's and older.


DebHCPA
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Female
About Me

Catasauqua Historian.  Chem Eng by training.


Bottles

August Hohl, Old Dutch, Stine and Kramlich, Lenherts, etc.


Tim M.
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Male
About Me
Novice bottle digger from northeast pa

Michael Travis
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Male
49 years old

Larry Gursky
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Male
About Me

Ghosttowner in far west texas. Found lots of broken bottles, looking for my first treasure bottle! (We can dream right) Take pictures& leave footprints.



cheers
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Male
66 years old
About Me

in 1783, the german Jacob Schweppe invented the worldwide softdrink industry. as a senior marketing man, I build up my spiritschweppes "wunderkammer" - a cabinet of curious refreshment.

The early practitioners of science in Europe, which formed collections in cabinets of curiosities with bits and pieces of art, natural history and antiquities. So I am researching and digging to the roots of Coke worldwide, collecting the milestones of softdrinks and mental refreshment.

A private collection in germany near Berlin contains pioneer items and stories of refreshment of the 18/19th century like Spa, Selters, Schweppes, Struve, Bilz and last not but least Coke, today worlds no1 refreshing brand.

My blog www.spiritschweppes.com is a meeting point of diggers, divers, experts and collectors worldwide.

my pinterest site https://www.pinterest.com/spiritschweppes/spiritschweppes/ is a virtual collection of my loved thema "eggbottles". 

You are welcome at my email adress [email protected], CHEERS Hans-Jürgen



Bottles

early minerals and hamiltons


idugthatup
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Male
30 years old
About Me

I'm very new to this and I would like some help on locating privy's so I can find some old bottles. My Fiance would like some old bottles for the wedding to re-purpose them and use them for the center pieces. I have permission to a lot of old places (because of metal detecting) but I'm still lost on how to locate the privy's. My grandfather and I made a probe last night and I tried it in my back yard (house was built in 1910) but the ground is extremely hard and I was only able to go down maybe 3-6 inches. Is that normal? I've watched your videos and it seems like it's effortless when you do it. I can send you pictures of the probe after lunch. I didn't use spring metal on the probe because it was a old water line finder that he already had. We welded a ball bearing on the end but not sure if it's right. I also have this site where I have found many old artifacts and coins at and I was wanting to find the privy on there also. If I sent you some pictures of some spots at the location that I'm curious about would you be able to help me identify them if you think they would be a good spot to dig? I appreciate any help you lend. Thanks for making the videos you do because your the only one on youtube that shows how probes work!

Here is a video I made during lunch https://youtu.be/95RWH1dW22A" target="_blank">https://youtu.be/95RWH1dW22A

 

Thanks

 

Stuart Mann

Southwest Kansas



Bob
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Male
61 years old
About Me

I always liked old bottles, and I stumbled across your amazing website. It's very interesting what you do.



Damien Lin
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Female
About Me
Veterinarian from SW Florida
Bottles

Learning


Dtchdggr
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Male
41 years old
About Me
There is no better stress release for me, than carefully removing an artifact from the earth.
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