19th Century Bottle Diggers

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DiggerLarry
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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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About Me
Novice bottle digger from northeast pa

Michael Travis
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52 years old

Larry Gursky
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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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69 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 hjk@hjktext.de, CHEERS Hans-Jürgen



Bottles

early minerals and hamiltons


idugthatup
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Male
33 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
64 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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44 years old
About Me
There is no better stress release for me, than carefully removing an artifact from the earth.

Cynthia Corbelli
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Female
57 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
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Male
About Me

Traeasure Hunter



kc10egirl
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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
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Male
43 years old

Jack Brumbach
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Male
63 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



River Horse
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Female

Maximilian NY
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Male
About Me

So  hey! Im a 14 year old bottle digger from Upstate NY! I never found a blob top, a hutch, or a stone ware, but i live in a house that is old anough to have all three! My best bottle might be the one im using as my profile picture. I could use and tips if you have any. Thanks!



dave092162
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Male
58 years old

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. 


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