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So another little hobby of mine is digging up old junk that the Victorians and Edwardians threw away.

There's about 9 historical dump sites in my local area (As well as Neolithic, Celtic and Roman ruins), and they do yield some treasures from time to time.

Just a few pictures of some stuff I found recently, if this is well received, will post some other stuff I've dug up 馃憤 Bottled water Water Bottle Liquid Drinkware
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These are fantastic. You are kidding about using them as vintage targets (I hope!).
Of course! I wouldm't dream of breaking any of these 馃ぃ

I mainly sell any duplicate bottles I find on ebay, with the exception if a few that I'll keep for my Dad. He collects them too 馃憤
 

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Those are beautiful! I love going out bottle digging. I ended up with this old drug wholesaler's kit that held powders at one time. Now it holds gold, nuggets, and mercury/gold amalgum that I've found over the years. The original bottles are in the bottom row.
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That's really cool, I do find a lot of apothecary vials and medical related stuff on a few of the dump sites. Lots of little opium bottles and quack cures.

The Mrs Winslows bottle in my first post was pretty much pure Laudanum, and was responsible for thousands of infant deaths. 馃槵
 

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We have a street here in the wholesale bazaar area called, "The Old Bottle Street". I often go there and get old wine bottles, beer bottles, etc. ... bottles of all sizes shapes and colors.. quite cheap. I myself don't drink but I like the bottles. Some are a very useful size and shape and great for keeping chemicals in.

I doubt I can find bottles old and elaborate as yours though. Very nice indeed. That raised lettering is rare to see.
 

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Some are a very useful size and shape and great for keeping chemicals in.
Indeed they are, I often give any small pots, widemouthed bottles or anything similar away to my neighbours, who use them to plant small houseplants and succulents inside. I also cut down any broken bottles I find and repurpose them into coasters, or drinking glasses.

I also took up flint knapping during lockdown, and small broken pieces of glass I find when digging make for excellent practice 馃憤
 

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