19th Century Bottle Diggers

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Michael Valdez
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Male
About Me
i have always been intrigued about finding items that represent history. It was not until i had to do some m under my grandparents house that the bottle bug bit me. Now its a rush to find treasures at the same time its relaxing. i have a few spots now that i go to find treasures. i enjoy the find not the research of value and sale. i will sell any for a reasonable price
Bottles

Medicine.Milk,Liquor and more


Victoria
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Female

Bruce
Member
Male
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
Bottles

mustards


Bill Alexander
Member
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
Member
Female
About Me

Landscape architect in Philadelphia



Daniellep711
Member
Female
31 years old

ohiodumpdigger
Member
Male
17 years old

John Savastio
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Male

CORNSMOKE
Member
Male
About Me

.... get'ter dug



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.



idugthatup
Member
Male
31 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



Damien Lin
Member
Female
About Me
Veterinarian from SW Florida
Bottles

Learning


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.
Bottles

I like the old small ones.


Joseph
Member
Male
About Me

Traeasure Hunter



kc10egirl
Member
Female
About Me

Old operating room RN, likes scrounging of any sort (metal detecting, bottle digging, yard sales/estate sales)

Hubby Steve is an old surgical technologist that is a digging MACHINE...lol.

We have a couple White's detectors, couple Lesch diggers, and an apartment full of an increasing array of dirty/rusty metal and glass.

We travel nationwide and do contracts in ORs, so no telling where we'll be next. We like to meet locals with similar interests everywhere. Home is Northeastern Oklahoma, but we're in upstate NY for the next few months.



Briandigger
Member
Male
41 years old

Dave092162
Member
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
Member
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.


Bottles

inks, bitters, sodas,whiskey flasks, and medicines


Randy M
Member
Male
63 years old
About Me

Live in Belmont, North Carolina. Collect bitters, pontil medicines, and mineral water bottles.


Bottles

Bitters, Pontil Medicines, Mineral Water

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