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smokiexd45
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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:20:33 PM
I was walking through the woods this past weekend in Louisiana on my aunt's property, north of New Orleans.
While chasing some quail through the brush to get some pictures, I happened across this old bottle.

I have never seen an asprin bottle made out of glass before, so I took it home.
If anyone knows the age of this I would appreciate it!

It was filled with dirt and moss when I found it.



I took a brush and washed it out. came out pretty clean!



Next to a quarter for size comparison.
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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:21:45 PM
Not sure, but I doubt that is more than 50 years old.

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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:23:39 PM
What does the rim look like where the cap snaps on? Or screws on?
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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:24:12 PM
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I'm 53 and remember those as a kid.

ETA: Plastic top snapped on (long before the childproof stuff).
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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:25:08 PM
I was born in 1980 and I remember glass Bayer aspirin bottles when I was young. It may not be very old.
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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:25:33 PM
There are bottle price guides that might tell you the approximate age. No clue here but based on condition I would say not that old.
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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:26:29 PM
I have found the exact same bottle in Destin, FL. old bottle dump. Nothing special about them, but poke around there may be other bottles nearby.
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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:28:12 PM
I have never seen an asprin bottle made out of glass before


Why, you young whippersnapper! I remember when they were made out of clay! And had tree bark stoppers!
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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:31:43 PM
Originally Posted By Mojo_Jojo:
Not sure, but I doubt that is more than 50 years old.



Can't be older than 1899 at any rate
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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:32:34 PM
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need pic of bottom of bottle

this is what aspirin bottles looked like in 1899:
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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:36:48 PM
Originally Posted By cbsaf:
I was born in 1980 and I remember glass Bayer aspirin bottles when I was young. It may not be very old.


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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:38:45 PM
It is worth nothing. Send it to me and I will dispose of it for you.
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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:39:58 PM
Any purple drank bottles?
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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:40:57 PM
When I was a kid, there was a HUGE dump of old glass bottles. 1000's of antique milk bottles, soda bottles, etc. The old medicine bottles had corks in them. Many were "melting" over each other from old age. Very cool stuff, as I remember it.

Anyway, most of the pile fell victim to my 10/22 for many, many years.

However, the ones with clear printing, or product still in them were saved for my Mom, who still has most of them in her collection.
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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:41:51 PM
Originally Posted By kaos:
What does the rim look like where the cap snaps on? Or screws on?


It's definitely a snap on cap, no threads. probably had a plastic cap I asume.
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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:42:22 PM
Originally Posted By Orbital-Burn:
need pic of bottom of bottle

this is what aspirin bottles looked like in 1899:
http://z.about.com/d/inventors/1/0/8/Q/bayer_aspirin.jpg


If someone kills you with your own gun, they better have to beat you to death with it because at that point, it should be empty.

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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:46:02 PM
Originally Posted By smokiexd45:
Originally Posted By Orbital-Burn:
need pic of bottom of bottle

this is what aspirin bottles looked like in 1899:
http://z.about.com/d/inventors/1/0/8/Q/bayer_aspirin.jpg


http://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh174/smokiesmokie/DSC_0186.jpg


Crap!

That would have been worth a fortune if you didn't clean it.



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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:48:39 PM
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Posted: 9/12/2009 10:59:01 PM
Originally Posted By PBIR:
Not that old at all. I grew up in the 70s/80s and I remember them. Worth about $4-6 on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Bayer-Aspirin-Glass-Bottle_W0QQitemZ380148967315QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5882a4e793&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116


Thats cool, I'll just throw it up on the mantle with the rest of the odd stuff. I did catch about 200 chiggers that day so I need some kinda prize!
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Posted: 9/13/2009 1:26:29 AM
Born in 1961 and I remember them as a kid.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 1:30:59 AM
Originally Posted By mfingar:
When I was a kid, there was a HUGE dump of old glass bottles. 1000's of antique milk bottles, soda bottles, etc. The old medicine bottles had corks in them. Many were "melting" over each other from old age. Very cool stuff, as I remember it.

Anyway, most of the pile fell victim to my 10/22 for many, many years.

However, the ones with clear printing, or product still in them were saved for my Mom, who still has most of them in her collection.


That's awesome. Breaking glass is my favorite sound, after gunfire and explosions.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 1:33:43 AM
I remember them from the 60's and 70's and they had screw on metal caps. Seems like I remember that cap as being white with black letters.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 1:36:06 AM
Originally Posted By PBIR:
Not that old at all. I grew up in the 70s/80s and I remember them. Worth about $4-6 on ebay. http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-Bayer-Aspirin-Glass-Bottle_W0QQitemZ380148967315QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item5882a4e793&_trksid=p3286.m20.l1116


I think those with the pink cap were children's aspirin.....it's been a long ass time though.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 1:37:37 AM
I looked at your first picture initially and the first thing that I thought was that it looked like a Bayer aspirin bottle.

Yippe for me.

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Posted: 9/13/2009 3:08:35 AM
They weren't screw off caps in the late 60s, early 70s if I remember correctly, they were metal push on/push off caps that had a little thumb tab on the side and they were black and white.
This was before child safety caps.
You can figure that bottle is around 40 years old at least.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 3:11:02 AM


COOL STORY BRO

WISH I HAD A BOTTLE
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Posted: 9/13/2009 3:14:18 AM
Once years ago when I was a kid my family went on vacation to Banff, Canada.

Somewhere near there (don't remember where exactly) we visited the site of a former, 19th century hotel that had burned down about 100 years ago.

We found all kinds of old glass bottles from the late 1800s there.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 3:21:40 AM
Here's one I found in the old remains of a barn on our property.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 5:47:21 AM
It's a Bayer As(s)prin bottle from the 1970's, back when they made medicated anal suppositories.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 7:11:34 AM
I found a glass Pepsi bottle while landscaping in the yard this past summer. Filled with dirt but intact. It had broken glass all around it.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 7:14:29 AM
I'll have to dig some of my old bottles out of the attic to show you guys.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 7:15:27 AM
Here's a couple I found earlier this year - it's a shame the stoppers/corks were missing.






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Posted: 9/13/2009 7:31:46 AM
Originally Posted By osprey21:
Here's a couple I found earlier this year - it's a shame the stoppers/corks were missing.






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Posted: 9/13/2009 7:53:45 AM
Originally Posted By Dumpster_Baby:
I have never seen an asprin bottle made out of glass before


Why, you young whippersnapper! I remember when they were made out of clay! And had tree bark stoppers!


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Posted: 9/13/2009 7:56:14 AM
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COOL STORY BRO

WISH I HAD A BOTTLE


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Posted: 9/13/2009 7:59:47 AM
Heck I remember when pills came in a little hinged cardboard box with the Dr's name and pharmacy preprinted on the label.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 9:55:33 AM
Originally Posted By osprey21:
Here's a couple I found earlier this year - it's a shame the stoppers/corks were missing.


http://i28.tinypic.com/sywlkx.jpg

http://i25.tinypic.com/10zqrnk.jpg
http://i26.tinypic.com/14tlqhy.jpg


When I lived in Jax, I found a few. My boss found a whole pile when they were excavating for a co-located sat. dish on the TV station property. Didn't know it until then, that when Jax. burned in the great fire, they pushed & hauled all the debris to the marshland around the St. Johns and used it for fill. Pretty much anywhere along the water, if you dug or used a metal detector, you could find all kinds of artifacts. I found a good bit of silver coinage and bottles in my Jax. TH'ing days.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 9:59:41 AM
Originally Posted By DnPRK:
I'm 53 and remember those as a kid.
ETA: Plastic top snapped on (long before the childproof stuff).


Me, too, OLD MAN!


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Posted: 9/13/2009 10:10:11 AM
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Any purple drank bottles?


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Posted: 9/13/2009 10:22:06 AM
It's a Bayer "Baby Asprin" bottle, probaby not more than a few years old.

Sorry, definitely NOT antique.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 10:26:20 AM
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I found this one in the woods. When did they put Lysol in a bottle?
It's only 4" tall.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 10:41:36 AM
Originally Posted By Mojo_Jojo:
Not sure, but I doubt that is more than 50 years old.



Dates to the 60's or 70's. Your grandma probably still has an old bottle in a cabinet.

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Posted: 9/13/2009 10:45:23 AM
I am 45 and remember aspirin bottles like that as a kid, that bottle is probably 40-50 years old.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 10:50:00 AM
I found a bunch of old bottles 16' down in a hole in detroit last week.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 11:24:15 AM

Originally Posted By pighelmet:
I found a bunch of old bottles 16' down in a hole in detroit last week.

Probably an old outhouse pit.

They're good for finding glass bottles, coins and sometimes jewelry.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 11:37:05 AM
Is there a symbol on it? like on the bottom of the bottle it might say OI. You can tell what glass company made it that way.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 11:47:38 AM
Worked in a pharmacy as a teen and grabbed a bunch of cardboard pill boxes which were used before they went to plastic. They were throwing them out along with glass saline drip bottles. I also have some of the first digital watches they were throwing out. I'll have to find them.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 11:55:46 AM
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My parents proudly display all the old bottles I collected when I was young.

I found one just like your Bayer bottle...

My Mom painted the raised words white to make it look more authentic, I can't confirm if that is correct though.

I'd keep yours as is though, more collectible that way.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 11:57:50 AM
Originally Posted By bc5000:
I found this one in the woods. When did they put Lysol in a bottle?
It's only 4" tall.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h163/bc5000/001-4.jpg


Lysol made "vaginal cleaning" products. That might be from one of them.
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Posted: 9/13/2009 12:02:12 PM
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Originally Posted By bc5000:
I found this one in the woods. When did they put Lysol in a bottle?
It's only 4" tall.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h163/bc5000/001-4.jpg


Lysol made "vaginal cleaning" products. That might be from one of them.



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Posted: 9/13/2009 12:14:21 PM

Originally Posted By bc5000:
I found this one in the woods. When did they put Lysol in a bottle?
It's only 4" tall.
http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h163/bc5000/001-4.jpg
By chance does it say Schulke & Mayr, Hamburg Germany on the bottom?



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