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I found this cork bottle while rabbit hunting today...I'm thinking it contained hair tonic or some type of elixir ...???
 

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No markings anywhere on the bottle...someone said it could be a linament or cough syrup bottle ....I found a Lebanon brewery co. beer bottle last yr. at another hunting spot from the early 1900's...as soon as the snow melts I'll be back there to look for more.
 

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In the 1960s and 70s, me and my brother collected old bottles and jars. We would get the old timers in the area to take us around to long forgotten dumps. Found some cool stuff, one of the best, was a medicine bottle, that said "Drink half bottle, If not better, drink the rest". We had them stored in boxes that you got at the liquor stores, and ended up selling most of them to an antique dealer for pennies on the dollar. We had no idea what some were worth, we just enjoyed digging around the old dumps.
 

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It is hard to tell what the bottle was for, but more than likely was some kind of medicine......

I collect old bottles, and I can't walk past a pile of glass in the woods without spending at least half an hour rooting around in it.....
 

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Re: Cork Bottle- Identity ? -added beer bottle pic

Buckshot1822 said:
It is hard to tell what the bottle was for, but more than likely was some kind of medicine......

I collect old bottles, and I can't walk past a pile of glass in the woods without spending at least half an hour rooting around in it.....
I am the same way buckshot....I even had rabbits run by me that my beagles were chasin' and never got a shot cause' I was preoccupied rooting the dump site
Here's the beer bottle I found.. worth about $20...made betwen 1884-1893
 

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The Lebanon Valley Brewery closed in 1953. A bottle is awesome. I have two like new cone top cans from that brewery. A guy named Shuey owned the brewery building back in the early 1970's, he gave me a tour of part of the building but most of the equipment was long gone.
 

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My farm house was built in the 1860's and like most old farms the occupants simply dumped their trash 0over a bank out next to one of the fields. Daughter and I picked up a few bushel baskets of intact bottles so far. Most however are from the 1950's.

The bottle in the original post looks like an old patent medicine bottle. Most were about 6 inches tall. Then there were also similar bottles about 10 inches tall which held hair cream (remember Wild Root?) linaments and syrups.
 

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hey dukethebeagle wanted to know since you collect bottles and Im from lebanon did you ever come across this bottle and if you know anything about the name. JC BOYER bottle says not to be sold on back name surrounded with a horseshoe thought it could be maybe horse vet maybe any info if you know thanks. [img:center]http://[/img] [img:center]
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I am just an amatuer collector. There are 2 guys in Leb. co. that collect milk bottles and maybe one the them might be able to help you . They both advertise in the merchandiser and one has a website http://www.lebanonmilkbottles.com/ Or check out the Leb. co. historical society building between 9th & 10th sts on .Cumberland st.... Someone there should be able to help you.
 
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