Some Odd Dump Finds '10

#1
Hi all,

For some odd reason one of my favorite bottle dumps to dig in is a huge depression era one in a strip mine near where I live. Occasionally I come across a few good local milks and some Patent 1858 jars but rarely anything good a bottles go.

The reason I keep going back is because the non bottle finds are always fun.

Here are just a couple from last season.

#1- A "Boyd's Galvanic Battery" quack medicine gadget from the late 19th Century. Being a med bottle collector this fit in well with my display.

http://www.wordcraft.net/magneticbattery.html

#2- This item took a ton of research to identify. It turned out to be a slag glass automotive ashtray made by Houze Glass Co. in Port Marion, Pa. around WWII.

http://www.nia.org/notins/nons1a.htm

These things keep the digs fun between milk bottles and shards of depression glass. Perhaps I will post more later.

HH

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Out4gold

Active Member
#3
I hear ya!

I always manage to come out of our dig place with some of the unusual as well. Some of my favorites are the "Banks".
Here are two of them.
The first one is of course "Liberty Bell" no "Crack" embossed or otherwise.
The other is a "Pocket Dime" bank. Patented in 1878.
You can be sure that you never know what you are going to come out of your spot with, at any given dig.

:bthumb:

Out4gold
 

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drewan

Well-Known Member
#4
Hi all,

For some odd reason one of my favorite bottle dumps to dig in is a huge depression era one in a strip mine near where I live. Occasionally I come across a few good local milks and some Patent 1858 jars but rarely anything good a bottles go.

The reason I keep going back is because the non bottle finds are always fun.

Here are just a couple from last season.

#1- A "Boyd's Galvanic Battery" quack medicine gadget from the late 19th Century. Being a med bottle collector this fit in well with my display.

http://www.wordcraft.net/magneticbattery.html

#2- This item took a ton of research to identify. It turned out to be a slag glass automotive ashtray made by Houze Glass Co. in Port Marion, Pa. around WWII.

http://www.nia.org/notins/nons1a.htm

These things keep the digs fun between milk bottles and shards of depression glass. Perhaps I will post more later.

HH

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E1,
Those are pretty cool I like the ashtray.
drewan