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Offline Aislingeanbeag

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Re: Ten Blue Bottles Standing on the wall
« Reply #10 on: May 16, 2013, 07:55:04 PM »
They are definitely moulded but  they are not finished like most machine bottles I have seen!
Two side seams are clearly seen but no seams at the base and the neck appears to be a separate piece of the mould.
I must investigate how bottles were made !
The cellar in Newcastle was probably untouched from before WW2  and was in an area where most of the buidings were Victorian or older! So I will provisionally date to between the wars!
Newcastle upon Tyne quayside being within 5 miles of Davidsons and Sowerby I would have thought is unlikely to house a store for Scottish bottles and even Sunderland and South Shields are less than 20 miles away!
Certainly Alloa may have figured in the Brechin find but I am no closer to identifying bottle makers for any of our collection.

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Dave


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Re: Ten Blue Bottles Standing on the wall
« Reply #11 on: May 16, 2013, 09:34:01 PM »
Neither of them made bottles to my knowledge, though Bagley did. Alloa was the first mechanised bottle making factory in Britain and was making 8 million bottles a year by 1914 (Scotland's Glass: 400 hundred years of glassmaking 1610-2010, Airlie and Blench)


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Re: Ten Blue Bottles Standing on the wall
« Reply #12 on: May 16, 2013, 10:02:10 PM »
I have a lot to learn!


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Re: Ten Blue Bottles Standing on the wall
« Reply #13 on: May 16, 2013, 10:31:43 PM »
Not forgetting that you mentioned this might have been stock that was imported and in storage,  not necessarily stock waiting to be exported.
If this was the case, which country might they have been made in? 
Having said that,  with so many glass manufacturers in the country,  would they import glass?
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Re: Ten Blue Bottles Standing on the wall
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2013, 11:51:14 PM »
I just happened across this site, which might be worth a browse through too:
http://www.antiquebottles.co.za/Rarity.htm


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Re: Ten Blue Bottles Standing on the wall
« Reply #15 on: May 17, 2013, 09:31:47 AM »
Well Anne,  you certainly never 'just happen' upon anything ordinary, do you??  What a site,  with so much information...a must for us to bookmark.

Interestingly, the site is South African, and the majority of the bottles had contained British products.   
So Dave, it could be that your two bottles were in storage waiting to be exported after all... it means you are probably  correct thinking they were from a fairly local British bottle manufacturer.
 
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Re: Ten Blue Bottles Standing on the wall
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2013, 10:34:00 AM »
Very interesting site!
My interest in bottles is growing the more I read and I am now regretting the sale of my 'Interesting' examples over the years.
Heading into the garden now to pressure wash two big crates of leftovers hauled out yesterday!
cheers
Dave


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Re: Ten Blue Bottles Standing on the wall
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2013, 10:16:08 PM »
I like poking around in obscure corners of t'internet Rosie, you never know what you might find there! ;)

Dave, glad you liked it too. I think I have some more bottle sites linked from GlassLinks too - see sig below for GlassLinks site URL.


 

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