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Collecting antique bottles

Discussion in 'Underwater Treasures' started by Detroit Mudpuppy, May 1, 2008.

  1. Detroit Mudpuppy

    Detroit Mudpuppy Solo Diver

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    Hello everyone After searching for threads related to this i only came upon the odd mention of finding bottles in a few posts. Is anyone interested in collecting and or recovering antique bottles or stoneware? It would be interesting to hear what divers are finding.
     
  2. Papa_Bear

    Papa_Bear Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    I have found a wine bottle from the late 1800's, Laudanum bottle from close to the same period, and some plates! It's all cool I love the history of some of these old wrecks!
     
  3. oly5050user

    oly5050user Dive Travel Professional

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    Have found a bunch of torpedo bottles,medicene,soda water bottles,beer bottles.Ceramic pitcher.
    All from either local wrecks in LI Sound/South shore wrecks and fishing/mooring areas.mid to late 1800's..Always looking for new locations.
     
  4. recoiljunky

    recoiljunky Nassau Grouper

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    I found a little medicine bottle this past Saturday. It has "Dr. Dewitt's Eclectic Cure" written on it along with some other words. I quick google search turned up a picture of another of these bottles but no explaination as to its origin. Pretty cool though.
     
  5. Randy43068

    Randy43068 Orca

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    keep 'em as long as they don't belong to a wreck.

    If they are part of a shipwreck then they bottles are the property of the State in which the wreck lies. If of course, the wreck in international waters.. all bets are off.
     
  6. Bigtasty

    Bigtasty Garibaldi

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    Most bottles I've found have been "random finds" and not associated with any wreck. This is because people drank what was in the bottle and then simply threw it overboard...
     
  7. Detroit Mudpuppy

    Detroit Mudpuppy Solo Diver

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    Tried to upload a couple pics of some nice finds but was unable to because of the file size, is there a way of converting the picture format so they will upload?
     
  8. riverdiver

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    I have the same problem, I email them to myself, then save, and it makes them smaller.
    Ed
     
  9. Detroit Mudpuppy

    Detroit Mudpuppy Solo Diver

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    Thanks Ed I tried to upload in that manner but the picture quality was too high. Here is a picture of some local pottery bottles, some from Detroit, Sandwich and Amherstburg Ontario. The ontario bottles are extremely rare. Hopefully I will have time to get out more this year to do some hunting for more local bottles.
     

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  10. Detroit Mudpuppy

    Detroit Mudpuppy Solo Diver

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    Here are some very rare soda bottles from my hometown of Windsor Ontario. They range from the mid 1870's to the late 1890's. If hayone has similar collections it would be nice to see them. Happy hunting :D
     

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