19th Century Bottle Diggers

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Bruce
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About Me
I love my countries history and my families past since the beginning of the early 17th century and my state Virginia, been metal detecting since 1985 digging and scratching relics and bottles, but not enough bottles but I'm catching up would like to meet some like minded individuals, mostly interested in early food bottles, U.S.A. Hosp. Dept., local sodas from D.C., Virginia, Baltimore, local stoneware, trying to amass all of the pre 1866 embossed mustards and I like some whiskeys and some unusual medicines, have to cut out some categories no inks, poisons, milks, can't collect it all hope to meet you thanx Bruce Jones
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mustards


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
17 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



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

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


Damien Lin
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Female
About Me
Veterinarian from SW Florida
Bottles

Learning


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

Cynthia Corbelli
Member
Female
55 years old
About Me
I love history and looking at the past through bottles. In our woods, we found a bottle dumping ground but oldest we found was 40's. We went on our first dig with my brother but couldn't find any privy. He writes articles for Antique Bottling Collecting Magazine, Peter Jablonski.
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I like the old small ones.


Jack Brumbach
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Male
60 years old
About Me

I'm a electric lineman from Pa. I've been digging bottles since the 70's. I've been metal detecting for15 years and Civil Was relic hunting in Virginia. Best hobbies in the world and bringing history to the light



Dave092162
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Male
About Me

My name is David and I was born in West Philadelphia.  I only lived there for the first year of

life and now live in West Chester, located in Chester County where I own a 1730 Quaker

farmhouse that was originally built by a Quaker Assemblyman and his family here in

Pennsbury Township.  I am currently semi-retired due in part by an on the job automobile

accident and am never at a loss for keeping myself busy by doing yard work, gardening, and

various home improvements.  I am darn near a lifelong lover of antiques and have been collecting old bottles since the age of 8. 



Chris Timchak
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About Me

Hello fellow members i became a member to 19th century Bottle Diggers on January 5 2015. Lets see where do I start? I am a 50 year old happily married man to my childhood sweetheart. I currently reside in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, a mere 30 miles from Colonial Williamsburg,Historic Jamestown,Yorktown site of many revolutionary War battle and Richmond, once the capital of the confederacy. I have had a passion for historic bottles and glass since I was 9 years old. My grandmother played a role in my passion for glass with a gift of my first bottle which i still proudly display today, a carters Cathedral Master ink,cobalt blue.

I have dug numerous dump sites all over the hampton Roads area,with varying degrees of sucess.I have never had the opportunity to dig any privies, gaining permission to excavate someones backyard is a daunting task to say the least. Participating in a privy dig is at the top of my list of things to do.

Thank you for the opportunity to tell a little about myself. I am passionate about inks bitters sodas flasks and medicines and any pontil bottle.


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inks, bitters, sodas,whiskey flasks, and medicines

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