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Offline flick

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« on: July 27, 2006, 10:33:43 AM »
Me again!

Have had this bottle for about 30 years.  I grew up in Bristol and assume it's Bristol glass. The base (pictured) reads 9A5    12643. The body is blown but where it starts to curve at the top seems to be moulded in 2 pieces.  It is also etched near the top: 11 (over) 1-14.

Any ideas?

Very grateful for your knowledge.

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« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2006, 10:41:52 AM »
It is a machine made bottle and could come from anywhere. It is likely the scratched mark was added by the user,
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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2006, 10:46:17 AM »
Oh dear, never mind. Thanks anyway.

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2006, 11:43:54 AM »
Thanks Frank

Do you know what it might have contained? It's a huge bottle-would it have been corked?

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« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2006, 11:59:57 AM »
seems a storage bottle for use in pharmacies made on a semi-automatic machine, so dating from around the turn of the century 19/20.  Probably for aqua dest. or for meth.alc. or similar bulky liquid, and yes it would have been closed with a cork.

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« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2006, 12:07:58 PM »
Brilliant-info makes beautiful things even better. Thanks Ivo

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