June 2003 Questions

Digger Odell Publications © 2003

From: lori

To: Digger

Subject: Hiram Walker Wine

Date: 01-06-2003

 Hi Digger! I need help identifying somewhat a date on a full wine bottle I found. Here are the details: It has a cork that is covered. It says HW on the bottom with the number 10.. it has a a rope that is attached at the cork that wraps around the neck of the bottle. There was a small medallion that was broke and fell off , it hung from the rope. The label says:BLACKBERRY BEST~~GENUINE POLISH WINE SPECIAL..PROBUCT OF POLAND. It was produced and Bottled in Poland. The eporter: AGROS-Warsaw, Poland. It also says. Sole Agents, U.S.A. THE STACOLE CO. Chicago, Illinois This is a full bottle. The bottle itself is brown. Can you help me figure a date or point me in the right direction?? Thank you Digger. Lori Weatherington

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From: Mbuilder

To: Digger

Subject: gilka

Date: 01-06-2003

 i have found a older j.a.gilka bottle that is Schutzenstr n.09 i cant find any info regarding the date or value from what i can still read on the back label it said something to the affect of being manufactured under the food and drug act of June 30th 1906 on the side molded into the glass it also says this bottle not to be sold any info would be greatly helpful. thanks, Beginner bottle collector

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From: Karenpie

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 01-06-2003

 hello digger..have enjoyed your articles and reader's questions very much. we recently found that a portion of our 12 1/2 acres in southwestern pa. was at one time a dump. everything was deteriorated but the glass. i couldn't find out a lot of info, as the records from our small township are very vague, and our senior neighbors have conflicting stories. my guess is at least 80 years or more. i have a few general questions for you. The kids recently started collecting, hauling and cleaning lots of embossed medicine, food, and beauty product bottles. they are very industrious, and wanted not only to learn about the companies and products, but also find out if this was something of interest to anyone else. they would like to start a little business of sorts, and sell these bottles as a way to earn money for their education. we went to the flea market for the first time, and found that the people looking were hoping to find dirt cheap items only, and didn't have much interest from a collecting point of view. would a bottle show be a better venue for their idea? there are some really cool bottles, and I’ve enjoyed it probably more than the kids have! we've also found quite a few milk bottles, and wondered about those as well. i guess it's just something that comes with experience, as to pricing and valuation. when i read the question about the jcb seigert bitters bottle, and remembered that we sold that one for $2, it made me think perhaps i better start asking some questions and getting a better education, if the kids want to save for their education! any information that you or your reader's may have to offer would be greatly appreciated. looking forward to hearing from you, and thank you so much for all of the time and effort you put into sharing your knowledge of "digging". sincerely, "diggerella"

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From: gunnar

To: Digger

Subject: MADAME M. YALE'S FRUITCURA

Date: 01-06-2003

 Do you know anything about this bottle i just dug it up it is blue and polished top don't know the age or where its from if u could tell me i would be very happy gunnar

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From: Kenneth EDWARDS

To: Digger

Subject: Act of Codd.

Date: 01-06-2003

 John. Hi..Hope you can assist. I am currently doing research into George W MIDSON, the man who patented an improved version of the Codd bottle. Until recently I was unaware that he had lodged an application in the U.S., this being the same patent that was grated to him in both Australia and N.Z. in 1909.. I already have a copy of the Australian Patent, but I am having trouble obtaining the American equivalent. (I need the U.S. Patent Number!). Having said this..Can you help in any way??.. Would it be possible for you to forward me a copy of the page that shows the Number and all relevant dates.. Regards..Ken Edwards. Brisbane.

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From: Craig Miller

To: Digger

Subject: Broken Whiskey

Date: 02-06-2003

 Hello again, Here is another bottle I recovered from the lake diving. It seems very old to me (But then what do I know)..sadly is was broken when I found it. It looks like there was a bit out of it.The side is quite thin. There are no markings on it. It has many air bubbles in the glass. The seam goes almost up to the top of the stem but then disappears. Total height is 8 inches. Width 3 1/2 inches. There is a dent in the upper shoulder on one side. See the scan. Ideas on rough age? Thanks again! Craig Craig Miller

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From: LFM320

To: Digger

Subject: glass making

Date: 02-06-2003

 Hi - I have been doing some geneology research and have traced my family to the Ihmpsen family in Pittsburgh in the 1800's. A relative is shown in the census as a "glass flatner". Can you tell me what that is or where to find out? Thanks!

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From: Mike Foster

To: 'Digger' Digger

Subject: RE: help

Date: 02-06-2003

 Digger, Attached is a list of bottles from our Prescott excavations. As I said, we are interested in any information on the retail price of the products that these once held. The list is of products we have been able to identify because of embossing or labels (not much). Any other information you might want to add would be appreciated. Please, I am not trying to unload this on you, so if you have recommendations where to get at such information, you can point us there. We have looked through a great deal, but the resources available are limited. The internet information is variable as you well know. Also, and again, we would be very appreciative of any information you have on the retail costs for beer, liquor, wine, champagne, soda, and patient medicines for the late 1800s. Again, thanks for your offer of assistance. Please don't let us impose on you. If we are asking too much, tell us to go fish. Thanks, Mike Michael S. Foster, Ph.D. Senior Project Manager SWCA Environmental Consultants

 

For public benefit I do not charge a fee. I have a large number of wholesale druggist catalogs which give prices of items. I have some dating from as early as 1875 up through the turn of the century. Costs of soda and beer will be more difficult to obtain but I have some related material. Generally the items such as the patent medicines were very expensive in comparison to the cost of other goods. If you have compiled a list, I can see what I can find. I could also scan a few pages which might help give a general idea. Digger

 

From: Mike Foster

To: Digger

Subject: RE: Here ya go

Date: 04-06-2003

 Digger, Tried to get this message to you yesterday, bit it kept getting bounced back. At your convenience, we certainly appreciate this. Yes, we would need the references. Now, we are archaeologists, sometimes we're scholarly, sometimes we're not. The particular group involved in this project doesn't take itself too seriously. Nevertheless, this has been a fun project and we hope to make the most out of it. Again, thank you much. Mike PS - if I ever end up with another historic project, I'll write in money in the budget to buy your bottle books. Anyway, thank you very much for your help. We are producing a technical report to meet the contract, but we hope to publish a monograph on the project down the road. I will send you a copy when it comes out. Thanks gain.

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From: Sharon Budd

To: Digger Digger

Subject: Re: Budd's Beverages

Date: 02-06-2003

 I need to talk to in depth to my husband about the history of his Grandfather's business, so that I can share accurate information with you. In the net few days we have a few things keeping us busy, but will soon get back to you with some of Budd's Beverages history. We have a lot of Budd's Beverages bottles, cases, and signs that are hanging around in our cellar. Sharon

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From: Digger

To: Sharon Budd Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003

 6:13 PM

Subject: Re: Budd's Beverages Thanks Sharon, I appreciate your taking time to answer. if you have any other material or information I'd love to publish it. Digger

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From: Sharon Budd

To: Digger Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003

 3:15 AM

Subject: Budd's Beverages In regard to the question that was asked by the person inquiring about Budd's Beverages. Budd's Beverages, or Bud's beverages were manufactured in Newport, NH. The original owner was Aleander Budnitz. His son, Isaac Budd, later became the proprietor of the business. My husband is the grandson of Aleander and the son of Isaac.

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From: gthomas

To: Digger

Subject: father john's medicine

Date: 02-06-2003

 Digger What's the good word? George here. Been digging round my horseshoe pits here in canton to clean em up after the tough winter and stumbled upon a brown glass bottle with "Father John's Medicine" inscribed on the two sides of the bottle. Good shape and seems to be sealed and never opened. Liquid still inside. No label. What do u think? Treasure or trash? Or my trash and another man's treasure? Let me know and have yourself a good day. cheers george

Check out this article on my site. Digger

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From: Richwill

To: Digger

Subject: need info

Date: 02-06-2003

 Digger, I have a bottle with bo and papers that says Borozone, says the H trade mark. Swaims Laboratory. Borozone chemical co. James F Ballard Porprietor St Louis, Mo. Has not got a date but does say since 1820. The medicine is still in the bottle that is corked closed. I bought this at a yard sale for $ 8.00. Can you tell me what I have? It states it can be used for cuts, gunshot wounds ect.. For man or Beast. I can send a pic if you would like to see what this looks like. It stands about 3-4 inches and has a cork as a lid. Please send me any info you may have or a website I might find it on. Thanks so much. Bridget

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From: John

To: Digger

Subject: ? of value full case John M. Troy NY

Date: 04-06-2003

 Hello Digger I have a prohibition era case of Teachers Scotch in the original wooden bo. The bottles are still full. How do I go about finding the value or where do I go to sell. Ebay policy won't permit full liquor bottles for auction. If I have to send pictures please advise. Thank You ! John M.

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From: Frizzgir

To: Digger

Subject: Can you help me??

Date: 05-06-2003

 Hi. Recnetly I was digging in my back yard and I found what appears to be a very old medicine bottle. It is clear in color and it is 5 1/2 inches high, 1 3/4 inches wide, and 1 1/4 inches deep. It is rectangular in shape until it tapers off with a circular neck. It has a black cap that is 1 inch is diameter. On the bottom of the bottle it has the word "KNOALL" and the number "6". On the front of the bottle it has measuring marks with ounces on one side and milliliters on the other. Any information you can give me about this bottle will be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

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From: Phil bingo

To: Digger

Subject: Galliano 1 gallon

Date: 08-06-2003

 Hi Digger, I have two *1 gallon (American) bottles that did at one stage contain Galliano, They both have taps on the bottom, both taps are different in design, one bottle still has original label on,& has pic of the *Guard* on the back) I can't seem to find who makes them with the info off the label. Any ideas would be appreciated. (of the makers of *galliano* ) & the bottle manufacturers--i have just about given up eept for going through my local booze outlet. Cheers

 --Phil-- (New Zealand)

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From: Hcocacolaman

To: Digger

Subject: LIBERTY BOTTLING CO.

Date: 08-06-2003

 Hi Digger, I have a heavy clear seltzer bottle I would like to know more about.It stands about 13" tall and says REGISTERED, LIBERTY BOTTLING CO.CHICAGO,ILL. It has the statue of liberty between the words blue rock.Its 26oz.No markings on the bottom of it but near the base of the front it reads, THIS BOTTLE IS NEVER SOLD AND MUST BE RETURNED.Any clues?looks like a 2pc mold.

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From: Carol Childress

To: Digger

Subject: J.R. Watkins Medical Company

Date: 08-06-2003

 Hi Digger, I have a small roundish bottle, lays on its side only (does not stand up like a conventional bottle), with what appears to be a tin cap. Says "J.R. Watkins Medical Company" on rounded sides in raised glass letters. Clear glass. I'm interested to know what kind of medicine it contained and value if possible. Also have two of what I call vials; flat on the bottom so they stand up, flared lips on top as if to hold a cork. No writing on them at all; clear glass; one is 2.25" tall; the other is 2.75" tall. No seams on the bottles. The bottles are crooked in many ways, and the pontils are really just small raised nipples on the bottom of each. I'm thinking these are pretty early, and would like to know what was in them. See photo. Thanks, Carol Childress Sturbridge, MA Attachments: bottles.jpg

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From: Christopher

To: Digger

Subject: Christopher Dyer

Date: 08-06-2003

 I would like to know the price value of many different bottles? Dr.trues eliir established 1851 Dr.j.f.true& co. inc. auburn me. clear white bottle Milk of magnesia reg'd. u.s. patent office aug.21.1906 the chas.h.phillips chemical company glenbrook'conn. navy blue clear bottle. one large bottle and one small bottle.

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From: Brtchardin1

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08-06-2003

 Hello, I have been given an old Bottle of Crown Royal from 1965, never opened, seal intact with the date 1965. It also has the bo and the cloth bag. Can I sell this, or should I just drink it? If it has a market, who, how, how much? Thank you very much for your time. Brittany Chardin Brtchardin1

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From: Bbillschef

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 08-06-2003

 I have 3 bottles I found in my basement. They are from a company from Buffalo called American Bluing Company. I think it was some sort of bleach you add to your water when washing your clothes. I haven't been able to find any history on the company. Two of the bottles are FL 7 oz and the other is 8 oz. Any information on these products would be great

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From: Weedhop94

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 10-06-2003

 hi i have this old pop bottom it say soda water min.cont.6 fl.oz.chero cola bottom co. zanesville ohio on the bottom it say clay city patent pending EG 2A i think it is a A and around the edged of the bottom it got 2038-EG24 it is light green it is in very good shape

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From: Toni D'Auria

To: Digger

Subject: CHIANTI WINE LANTERN

Date: 10-06-2003

 I am trying to find some info about this bottle. It Has several stickers on it. 1. Vintage 1964. 2. Red Chianti wine, product of italy, s.gimignano, casa Vinicola, bardi ubaldo, certaldo, italy. It looks Like a lantern with what looks like in the center to Be a place for a candle. It has carvings on it it Looks like a knight on a horse. I have no idea what The value may be. If you could please help me find Some info out about it. Thank you, toni dauria7 __________________________________ Attachments: lantern.jpg

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From: Scott Allen Caplan

To: John Odell Digger

Subject: Teakettle Old Bourbon whiskey

Date: 10-06-2003

 Hey digger! Picked up this old bottle "Teakettle Old Bourbon Whiskey" for a song online. I know it's worth $500 book value in mint condition, but the neck on my specimen is badly chipped (see photos). Generally, how much does damage like this detract from a bottle's value? 10-20-30-40%? I would love to read an article in AG&BC on this topic sometime in the future. Thanks pal, keep on digging! zenbeer

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From: Eric Wolf

To: Digger

Subject: historic pitcher?

Date: 11-06-2003

 Dear Digger, recently I came across a mold blown pitcher which aside from its shape reminded me more of a historic flask. It is deep amethyst 5 1/4" h 4 3/4" w. It has applied ameth handle. The base to the throat is pumpkin shaped 3" h. The throat is 2 1/4" h 2" w and then flares to 3 1/2" at the spout. The pumpkin shaped portion of the pitcher has embossed around about its etremity si striped liberty shields similar to that on the great seal of the U.S. However the embossed shields differ from the current U.S. shield in that the top of the shield is not a straight line but has two joined cresents that stretch from one side of the shield to the other. Between the shields and around about the lower half of the pumpkin shape there are appro 60 embossed stars. The shields are appro 2" 2" and the stars are the diameter of a bic pen cap. The base has a broken pontil mark. Going up the side to about midway to the throat are four mold seems. There is no apparent damage. I have been unable to find any info on this. I thought you might be able to help because the manufacturing of this piece seems to closely resemble the methods used in pictoral, historic flasks. Any info would be helpful. thanks Eric, NH.

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From: Juan Pablo Castanedo Cázares

To: Digger

Subject: Question

Date: 11-06-2003

 Dear Digger, I have a question related not to bottles indeed, but with metal lids to cover them. Do you know if the metal lids to cover soda bottles such as Pepsi and Coke are always been about the same size? and if the currently used metal lids used to seal bear bottles use the same type of lids? Thanks Juan P.

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From: CANDAS WALSH WALSHRACIN

To: Digger

Subject: RE: A QUESTION

Date: 11-06-2003

 I have a light green michter's whiskey jug. It is very good condition. The cork is still very well in one piece. On the front it has a bird holding a twig it says 1753 on the front under the bird. The bird and year is carved in a dark blue. It has the stamps on the back of the company. This is my mom's jug and i was wondering what it may be worth if anything. Could you please let me know. I'm not able to send a picture at this time. Thank you, candas

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From: Hearts13km

To: Digger

Subject: 1893 decanter

Date: 11-06-2003

 Hello Digger, I need to know if a bottle I have is worth keeping, selling or worth anything at all. The bottom of the bottle is engraved with.. D P L Solaro (Italy) ? 1893 The "?" looks like a script capital C with curl on top. I'll call it a wine decanter, about 2' tall. The bottle is in a thick metal rack, which makes it about 3' tall. There is a metal faucet at the bottom of the bottle with handle. Then 12 - 3" flat glass sections with curve on top of the flat part around the bottom. The bottle tapers going up, then has flat sections on top with curves on bottom. The stopper is square with indented little blocks all over it. The bottle is clear glass. The stand has 4 legs with rubber covering the leg foot. Thank you for any info you can share with me. Kathy

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From: Alice Spivey

To: Digger Digger

Subject: New address

Date: 12-06-2003

 Wednesday, September 18, 2002 8:16 AM

Subject: Wilken Whiskey Dear Digger, I have a picture two older gentlemen drinking Wilkens whiskey. One of the men is playing a violin, They are in an old office. The picture has the title "Presented to THE WILKENS FAMILY" at the top. At the bottom it reads "SWEET MUSIC " by Harold Anderson, and its sign by Harold Anderson, 1938. In the left bottom corner is"blender whiskey 86. 8 proof,75% grain neutral spirits. THE WILKENS FAMILY INC. ALADDIN, PA. If you could help me with this I would greatly appreciate it very much. Alice Spivey

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From: gypsy

To: Digger

Subject: Wine Bottle

Date: 12-06-2003

 Hello,, I was wondering if you could tell me the value of an Donkey Wine bottle,, there is a sticker on bottom says,,hand made in Italy,,collectors item ,,by Vento Wine Import, Cleveland, Ohio 1980. It is the shape of a donkey,,brown and has collor around it's neck with a little chain hanging down with an oblong piece of metal of some kind. I don't know what the skin is , but is made of some kind of paper,,brown in color.It has a little furry tail and red eyes..and is looking upwards.with it's teeth showing. Thank you for any information.

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From: T40DION

To: Digger

Subject: any info or value

Date: 12-06-2003

 we have a few wine decanters that are 1. its a pipe with ashtray and picture of a bridge and says florence ,, barsottini , vino rosso red wine produced in italy . bottled by casa vinicola boccaccio . imported by banfi products corp. bottle is full . 2. this one looks like a keg sitting on a base taps by the top or the front. the picture on the front is of a man and woman sitting down and drinking. could you help us out on any info about these two bottles . thanks.

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From: jewel eden.

To: Digger

Subject: Ink Well

Date: 13-06-2003

 Dear Digger: I am trying to find details about this ink well, photo attached. It is a man's head with the ink hole in the top of his napoleon type hat. On the back of his hat is FINDLEYS NAPOLION BLUE INK. Thanks for your help. Tony Eden

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From: Karl Mamola.

To: Digger

Subject: Help!

Date: 13-06-2003

 Hi, I don't know anything about antique seltzer bottles but I just bought one on eBay. It still has a little bit of very dirty liquid in it and overall looks like it needs a lot of cleaning. One problem is the metal top of the bottle which evidently had been sealed onto the glass with some kind of metal. Somebody long ago obviously tried to pry the top off with a screw driver and now the metal seal has a couple of cracks in it--the glass seems to be OK. I can turn the top and it moves up and down a little but it won't come off. I want to clean the inside of the bottle but don't know how. Is it possible to get the top off without damaging the bottle? I'll appreciate any advice you can give me. Thanks, Karl

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From: Rachelheyne

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 13-06-2003

 Digger, I have a bottle that is embossed John Hauck Brewing Company of Cincinnati, OHIO and is brown in color. I would like to have some history on the company as well as the value of the particular bottle. Thank You Scott

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From: DMTHOENNES

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 13-06-2003

 I have three Old Fitzgeral Whiskey decanters, Sons of Erin, 1969, Blarney Bottle , and The Jeffersons Monticello. These bottles are in absolute mint condition. Can you tell me their value. Thanks so much, Mary

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From: James/Sarah jimi-.

To: Digger

Subject: new zealand question

Date: 15-06-2003

 hello digger greetings from New Zealand, discovered some bottles on our old farm a number of years ago, rediscovered them again recently, can you tell me some more about them? pale green bottle, walkers kilmarnock whiskey 1851 - can you tell me more about the bottle? dark green bottle (maybe wine) found in similar place, similar height as first bottle, no written marks, only feature is the bottom, which is indented up into the bottle appro. 3cm (1 inch), maybe for stacking bottles? or holding to pour? cheers, James McKay Dunedin New Zealand

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From: Nesmithfo

To: Digger

Subject: whisky

Date: 14-06-2003

 Hi Digger My dad was going through his liquor cabinet cleaning it out when he ran across these bottles and is curious to know if they have any value 1) Seagrams Crown Royal # 067196189 ( 1969), 2) "Ne Plus Ultra" Scotch Whiskey John Dewar & son LTD Perch, Scotland contents 26 1/2. The numbers on the bottom of the bottle are: S 309 N 3 UGB & S 309 N 7 U and 3) Seagrams VO # 078330699. Thanks,

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From: Ross Cavallaro

To: Digger

Subject: v.hoytema & c

Date: 15-06-2003

 Dear digger We have recenty discovered a bottle on the beach in Far North Queensland Australia. The bottle has the letters V.Hoytema & C embossed into one of the four faces on the bottle. The shape of the bottle is similar to those on your website but it has a seal on the top of it with the letters AH embossed into the seal, is the bottle of any value and what may it have contained, how old is it.

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From: edwin corah.

To: Digger

Subject: lydia e pinkhams

Date: 15-06-2003

 I have a lydia e pink hams 141/2 oz medicine bottle with lid.On the bottom it has made in Canada and 8061 with a triangle with i believe a c in it as well a number 5.It is a clear bottle.I am looking for info on this plus a price of its value.I am hoping you can answer these questions for me. Thanks..Ed Corah

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From: GesG7

To: Digger

Subject: booz bottles

Date: 15-06-2003

 just sent you an e mail on two booz bottles i have could you tell me what there worth thank you gesg7 my name is gus

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From: DUSKYDIVER

To: Digger

Subject: Henry B. Goodyear

Date: 15-06-2003

 I am doing research on one of my ancestors, Henry B. Goodyear, brother of Charles Goodyear. I read an article about him having a patent in 1864 for rubber stoppers for bottles. Can you tell me where I can obtain this information with references. What was your source? Thank you for your help, Margie

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From: Diane Broome

To: Digger

Subject: Lapactic Pills

Date: 15-06-2003

 Hi, I have a small (app. 2 1/2 inches tall) amber bottle with a cork stopper. The bottle has 6 sides, one embossed with SHARP & DOHME and one with with PHILADEPHIA. There is a lip slightly larger than the neck of the bottle. I believe there are two seams which etend to the lip. The bottom of the bottle says: .5 S & D 29 The label says: 100 Soluble Gelatin-Coated LAPACTIC PILLS (S. & D.) (Pil. Lapactaticae) Aloini, S & D 1-4 gr. Strychninae 1-60 gr. Et. Belladonnae 1-8 gr. Ipecacuanhae 1-16 gr. Dose - 1 to 2 pills Made in U. S. A. by SHARPE & DOHME Philadelphia - Baltimore I think the bottle may have come from my grandmother's house. For as long as I can remember my mother kept string wrapped around it, so the label is in very good shape. I would be interested to know how old it is and if it has any value. Thanks. D. Broome

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From: Samet, Steven .

To: Digger

Subject: Which Book?

Date: 16-06-2003

 I collect old Parke Davis bottle and predecessor companies and also W.R. Warner bottles. Which of your books would be most appropriate? Thanks for taking my question. Steven M. Samet Executive Vice President and General Manager King Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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From: j and m

To: Digger

Subject: Rossini Empoli Glass Purple Decanter set

Date: 16-06-2003

 Dear Digger: Please help. My father bought a decanter set back in the 1960's from Italy when he was in the service. (It almost looks like a genie bottle). On the bottom of the decanter there is a gold sticker that reads Rossini Empoli Glass Italy. The Decanter set is purple with gold painted trim and little green stones around the bottle. It also came with si little cups (approximately 3-inches high). Each cup is also decorated with a little green stone and gold trim. Do you know where I can find a set like this? My daughter broke one of the cups to the set. I have looked everywhere online including ebay and I cannot find anything. Thanks, Melissa

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From: Llegend4

To: Digger

Subject: any info would help

Date: 16-06-2003

 I recently picked up a bottle at a flea market that reads "crescent bottling co., trademark , registered Pittsburgh, pa, con. 8 fl oz." the bottle has a crescent moon and star on the bottle as well as on the bottom of the bottle. I cant seem to find out anything about this bottling company. I live in Pgh and it caught my eye. Thanks for you your help.

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Found Crescent Bottling Co. from Pittsburgh, PA, Crescent Bottling Co. from Pittsburgh, PA, C $7.29 on Ebay. Digger

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From: Jay2Tiff39

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 16-06-2003

 I found a whisky bottle created by james b. Beam.the bottle is a donkey with boing glove on and a top hat with cork. The bottle has no chips on it. The label says made in scotland 1964. I want to know if you new the value. Thank you , chad leisey

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From: judyjdio

To: Digger

Subject: decanter value

Date: 17-06-2003

 I have a 350th anniversary Pilgrims Landing 1620-1970 decanter Old Fitzgerald Prime Kentucky Straight Whisky 86.8 Proof Original Design from the Magna-Porcelain By The Hill China Co. Stirged Weller Distillery D.S.P. KY.16. Old Fitzgerald Collector's Gallery Genuine Porcelain lot # 392397641 1970.............was wondering the value Also, Powell & Hyde STS. green cable car EZRA-BROOKS (1968) 12 Years old Real sippin whisky 90 Proof Thank you.

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From: Russ Moore

To: Digger

Subject: Waynes Diuretic Elier

Date: 17-06-2003

 Any Information on a four sided cobalt blue bottle with embossing of Wayne's Diuretic Elixir on one side and F. E. Suire & Co. Cincinnati on another side. Thanks in advance for any help you might have as to age, value and etc. Russ.

 

From: Russ Moore

To: Digger

Subject: Re: Waynes Diuretic Elier

Date: 18-06-2003

 Hi Digger.: Sure thank you for the very prompt reply to my query. My bottle may not be perfect but it is close. Great to have people like you out there. Thanks--Russ

 Digger wrote: 1870s perfect in deep cobalt or electric blue $175-200+

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From: Fun2cruz

To: Digger

Subject: Betty Jane Nurser

Date: 18-06-2003

 found a baby bottle on our property. It said Betty Jane Nurser 8 oz bottle. Pat. 1947753 no top. Its say It Tilts, National Baby Products, Denver Co 10? I'm not sure about this part. Its hard to see on the bottle. There is no place to screw a top on so I guess a nipple would have just fit over it. I looked online for some info on this but I must not have done it right cause I didn't find anything. Was just wondering if it was worth anything?

 

The improvement touted by this nursing bottles was the the bottle, when in its normal resting position was constructed so that the contents had a tendency to flow toward and out of the neck without movement. It was patented by Morris Block of Denver Colorado in July of 1932.  I'd estimate the value at $20-25.  Digger

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From: Marvin Kirvin

To: Digger

Subject: Blackberry liqueur in a rooster decanter

Date: 18-06-2003

 Hi Digger-- Picked up a very interesting decanter at a garage sale. It is a dark red colored rooster decanter with blackberry liqueur which say it was made and bottled by Garnier of France. It says that Julius Wile sons & Co, Inc imported it. The rooster has a small cork in the beak and a cork at the handle. It has liquid in it but I don't know if it is the liqueur or water. There is gold etchings all on the rooster. What is the value of this? I can't find anything on it. or the date it was made. Thank you-- Jan

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From: Archaeology

To: Digger

Subject: all of your work

Date: 18-06-2003

 Hello! I am an historical archaeologist and I appreciate the amazing lengths to which you have gone to make the trash of the past relevant to the present. You have done this not only in terms of financial valuation of the pieces but also in your contributions to scholarly research. I commend you and all of your efforts! I wish that all could be as successful as you are. I am interested in purchasing your work and I was wondering if there was a discount for purchasing your entire collection of work? Please let me know. All the best! Kristofer Beadenkopf, M.A.A.,

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From: CEV1956

To: Digger

Subject: Wine bottle

Date: 19-06-2003

 HI we found a wine bottle. the letters are raised and say Furniture City Brewing Co., Grand Rapids Mich. It also says registered at the bottom of the bottle and the bottle color is green. Is this worth anything. the bottle is 11 1/4 inches tall. Thank you for any information.

Furniture City Brewing Co. was in business in Grand Rapids from 1905-1919.   I would estimate a value of $15-20 for a non-screw top bottle. Digger

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From: Joe Burgess

To: Digger

Subject: The Original 3 Cent A Drink

Date: 19-06-2003

 I saw a question on your site about a bottle labeled The Original 3 Cent a Drink. I found one of these bottles along the shore near Port St Joe Florida in the early 70's. I tried then to locate the company who made the drink but to no avail. I gave the bottle to a friend who still has it. I wish I had information about it, but maybe the location I found this one in may help as to the companies origin. I hope this helps some. Nice site by the way. Joe Burgess

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From: MikeFrome

To: Digger

Subject: STONEWARE Q??

Date: 19-06-2003

 Hello, i bought an old stoneware jug at an estate sale. Its, i assume 5 gallon. Salt white glaze. It has the number 5 inside a heart, blue cobalt, on the side of the jug. No other marks. I've looked til i'm blue in the face for a maker. Searched the web and found nothing as of yet. Any help? Value is not important..yeah right..i stripped off weird red paint and an eagle decal and now i think i have a great "dig"!! Go ahead and pop my bubble! I can send a pic if you'd like a look. Mike frome

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From: James Mittica

To: Digger

Subject: Mimi Wood

Date: 20-06-2003

 Digger, I came across the following question in your "August 2001 Questions.": "I am looking for old milk bottles or milk bottle caps with the name Weiss on them - It was a dairy located in Beaver Falls, PA. I would really appreciate any advice that you might have as to where I might them -Thank you Mimi Wood"

 

Your reply was: "The best place would be the privy on the original farm. short of that going to the local area and checking with collectors, dealers and flea markets might turn up one. You could advertise in the local paper. Digger." I have what she is looking for. Can you either tell me what her e-mail address is or e-mail her and give her mine. Thanks, Jim Mittica

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From: Glen Stockdall

To: Digger

Subject: Frankfort distilling

Date: 20-06-2003

 I have gotten a Frankfort distilling rare antiques patriot series Ben Franklin (empty). I can locate any information on this bottle. what I'm looking for is age and value.

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From: Mdennis

To: Digger

Subject: schenley whiskey

Date: 21-06-2003

 Dear Digger, You may not be the right person to help me, but maybe you know someone I can write to to get info. My father has a bottle of Canadian Schenley whiskey, 86.8 Proof distributed by the O.F.C Distilling Co. in New York, NY as the Sale Agents. The whiskey has a stamp of 1952 on the seal and the paper bag it is in states the whiskey was eight years old when bottled. This bottle of whiskey has never been opened and is still in the original bag and bo that it was packaged in. My father would like to know if it is worth anything, or should we just open it and have a party. Would appreciate hearing from you either on information or steering me in the right direction. Sincerely, Virginia Dennis

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From: sherri rogers

To: Digger

Subject: amethyst pressed glass

Date: 22-06-2003

 Hi! I hope you can shed some light on this subject. I have 2 amethyst glass candle holders. They are pressed glass, seamless, 4 in tall, holds 1 inch candle. I have been told they were made in the 30's - 40's. But I'm not sure if they made glass in that color that far back. Can you give me any information about this. Thank you.

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From: Jct7258

To: Digger

Subject: questions

Date: 22-06-2003

 Hello, I recently came across a bo of old bottles that were dug from the ground 40 years ago. They come from Indianola, Teas, a costal town that suffered two major hurricanes in the 1870s. Two are rounded bottles. One reads in embossed letters: Taylor&Wilson 139 & 141 Franklin Street New York Pure Aereated Waters 1873. One reads: Cantrell& Cochrane Belfast+Dublin. It is also a round bottom. There are several more. My mother-in-law, who passed away, left me many antiques, including a bo of bottles she dug up in the 1950s. Any idea on the value or age of the bottles. Thanks, RT

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From: JACK BIERSDORFER

To: Digger

Subject: 1951 Old Fitzgerald

Date: 22-06-2003

 I have an unopened bottle of 1951, bottled in 1957 100 proof half pint Old Fitzgerald. It has all labels and seals intact and comes in a curved glass hip flask shaped bottle. It was bottled by Stitzel Weller Distillery. I was curious what you knew about it and if it has any value. Thank you for your time. Jack Biersdorfer

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From: Spilleta

To: Digger

Subject: Question

Date: 23-06-2003

 I recently came across an older bottle of "Hathaway Blended Scotch Whiskey". The bottle is still unopened, and in great shape. Problem is, I've never heard of Hathaway Scotch. It's a product of Scotland, and imported by Hathaway LTD out of Clifton New Jersey. Any ideas? Thanks Steve

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From: Vwildchick1

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 23-06-2003

 Hi, my name is Patty, and I have two bottles that I would like to know the value of. The first one is a clear larger sized White House Vinegar bottle, and is in great condition, very clean. The second one is a small brown glass aspirin bottle, possibly made in the fifties. If you could please help me out!!

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From: Y2ks

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 23-06-2003

 i also have a bottle as described in this correspondence with different numbers and I would like to know how old it is and if it is worth anything. my numbers are D 9 70 49 m-878. Hello, I have a bottle that I thought you might be able to help me with. It has the signatures of Harry E. Wilken Jr., Henry Ellrich (I think), and William T. Wilken. The front has one face (not three) with buildings behind it. Other writing: Federal Law Forbids Sale or Re-Use Of This Bottle Numbers: D230 55 6 M1645 Thanks for any info. Guy Compton thanks, greg

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From: FMalone

To: Digger

Subject: Sawyers Crystal Blueing

Date: 23-06-2003

 I am not a bottle collector BUT Last week on was on Cape Cod in Orleans..Skaket beach to be exact and found half buried in the sand at low tide. a bottle in "perfect" shape. It has a 6 facing a S or if you think about it a 9 facing an S. It is light blue. Francis . in Palos Verdes CA

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From: Juan M. VASQUEZ

To: Digger

Subject: Seattle soda works

Date: 23-06-2003

 Hello I'm tiring to find out about a glass bottle I found. I don't have a picture of it yet, I will try to describe it ...It's about 8 inches tall, clear glass, looks as though a cork was used, the front of the bottle are the words in raised glass "Seattle soda works" in a circular design Seattle on the top and soda works on the bottom, The bottle has a seam on it from manufacturing, the base has a number 16 on it. I was curious about this bottle and was wondering if you could tell me anything about it I will be waiting for your reply Thank you ......Juan

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From: ROBERT BOUTON

To: Digger

Subject: gombaults caustic balsam

Date: 24-06-2003

 I have several old bottles that I would like to find out the value of--if there is any. I have a cobalt blue Prices Patent Candle Company limited bottle with stopper in excellent condition. I also have a Gombault's Caustic Balsam bottle with label and contents in excellent condition. I also have a deep green bottle with what I believe to be called a "kick-bottom". I would appreciate any information and values on these bottles that you might provide. Thanks, Eileen Bouton

 

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From: Stuffnstuff98

To: Digger

Subject: Whats this?

Date: 24-06-2003

 Dear sir, Can you tell me what kind of bottle this is? Has no marks of any kind. Thanks Amy

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From: PACHETTI JR.,

To: Digger

Subject: AmicaSAV: crown royal

Date: 24-06-2003

 I have recently come into the possession of a full bottle of Crown Royal with the date of 1966 on the red paper strip. The plastic cellophane still covers the cap which has not been opened. Unfortunately I do not have the Crown bag or bo. If you could please provide any information as to the value of this bottle, your effort would be most appreciated. Eugene M. Pachetti Jr.

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From: L.J. Nichols

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 24-06-2003

 I bought theses 2 bottles a few years ago and I am having a hard time finding information about them. Any information you can provide would be grateful. One 1 bottle I was told was a Horse Shoe Medicine Bottle and the 2 one was some sort of Wedding bottle. Both in good shape. See attached pictures. Thank You! Lisa J. Nichols Attachments: CBottles1.jpg

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From: demb6

To: Digger

Subject: SS Pierce Co

Date: 25-06-2003

 I have an old ceramic whiskey jug with a stamp of SS Pierce Co., Est: 1831, 1894 Inc., Boston, Brookline, just was wondering if is worth anything?

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From: Dean Ayer Williams

To: Digger

Subject: JC Ayer Co.

Date: 25-06-2003

 Hi John- Checked out your site and liked it a lot. I'm trying to research the JC Ayer Co. from Lowell Mass. They produced patent medicines around the turn of the century. If you have any information on this company or know of any other sources please let me know. Thanks for your assistance. Cheers Dean R. Ayer Williams

 

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From: ANDY BERARDICURTI

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 25-06-2003

 I have a bottle of unopened 1952 crown royal in the original bag and label. I would like a buyer or a price, thanks. ANDY BERARDICURTI ubci1 Why Wait? Move to .

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From: aztwinz

To: Digger

Subject: Hayner distillery glasses

Date: 26-06-2003

 Hello. I have a couple of short, almost shot glasses from the Hayner Distillery Co. that have the Dayton, OH and the St. Louis distribution plants written on them. They also have some sort of gold leafing at the top of the lip of the glasses. I was wondering if you could tell me if they are worth anything or mean anything. Thanks. Andrew Simms

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From: gandkkvj

To: Digger

Subject: E.R Durkee salt shaker

Date: 26-06-2003

 Dear Sir, My name is Greg Kerstiens,while living in rural Oregon net to an old stage stop and trading post,I was mowing my field with my tractor when I noticed up out of a gopher hole was a bottle, make a long story short it is in perfect condition with E. R. Durkee & co. on top of rim metal lid still attached (Rusted and deteriorated).On the bottom of the shaker states: Bottle Patented April 17,1877,ecept for the lid the bottle is in great shape clear glass with seams and air bubbles. What if anything can you tell me of it's value and possible time line of use. Thank-You in advance for any info. G.Kerstiens

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From: James Mittica

To: Digger

Subject: Please help

Date: 26-06-2003

Mr. Odell,/ wrote; you the following about a week ago; I came across the following question in your "August 2001 Questions I am looking for old milk bottles or milk bottle caps with the name Weiss on them - It was a dairy located in Beaver Falls, PA. I would really appreciate any advice that you might have as to where I might them -Thank you Mimi Wood class The best place would be the privy on the original farm. ; short of that going to the local area and checking with collectors, dealers and flea markets might turn up one. ; You could advertise in the local paper. ; Digger have what she is looking for. ; Can you either tell me what her e-mail address is or e-mail her and give her mine haven't heard from Mimi Wood and I don't know if you were able to retrieve her e-mail address or contact her. ; So, I'll try this one more time. ; I've attached the bottlecaps she was looking for so you know this is a legitimate inquiry. ; I hope you will be able to help

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From: BYRD38

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 26-06-2003

 I have a casa vinto wine decanter that is an Aries zodiac ,the seal has never been broken. I can't find out anything about it ,can you please help me?

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From: Elaine Gillespie

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 24-05-2003

 We have a Jenny Lind clear glass flask/bottle with Fisherville glass works on the opposite side. How can we tell if it is real or reproduced. based on the way we obtained it (family heirloom) we think it is real. can you help us? Many Thanks!

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From: SatguyN

To: Digger

Subject: Upjohn phenola wafers

Date: 28-06-2003

 I dug up a bottle a couple of years ago and am curios about it. It is clear, 2 1/2" tall and says 30 PHENOLA WAFERS UPJOHN. I live in St. Augustine, FL in a 1925 house. Any info would be appreciated along with value. Thank You, Barbara

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From: rgmkpm

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 28-06-2003

 hello, my name is Kim Monson and I have a question about a bottle we found. It is 12 inches tall, clear thick heavy glass, and has "confetti" type raised designs on it. The imprint on the bottom of the bottle is like this: Around the squared edge it says " Federal law prohibits the reuse of this bottle. In the middle of the bottom it says: D-126 18 78 Liquor Bottle 13 It looks just like that with the little sideways diamond between the 18 and 78. How do i find out what this bottle was and a value? Thanks in advance, Kim Monson

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From: Cakefl13vcs9

To: Digger

Subject: (no subject)

Date: 29-06-2003

 have an old looking bottle - in fact I know it's old as it came to me from a lady who dug on the Fl Keys and built an extensive bottle collection that way. She gave me a whiskey shaped bottle that she called black . It is actually dark brown and has a big smeary pontil rod mark on the bottom. The other is green with nuline NJ on the bottom. It is shaped like a house. Can you tell me anything? Thanks, Fran cakefl13vcs9

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From: TheBOladyv

To: Digger

Subject: BF goodrich

Date: 29-06-2003

 Digger, i recently purchased several Jim Beam decanters at an estate auction, mixed in with them, was a crock bottle about 5 1/2 to 6 inches tall, with vulcanizing solution, made by the BF Goodrich Co Akron OH. i haven't been able to find out anything about this.. any ideal? vicky

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From: peggy strawder

To: Digger

Subject:

Date: 30-06-2003

 I have a bottle made in 1775 color blue it has Paul revere on a horse in front and a eagle on back. Could you tell me what it's worth or if this is not a collectors. Thanks

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From: Ken Dion

To: Digger

Subject: Chivas Regal

Date: 30-06-2003

 Digger, I have a bottle of Chivas Regal (never been opened) from 1931. How would I find out the value? Regards, Ken Dion

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