Find's Treasure Forums

Welcome to Find's Treasure Forums, Guests!

You are viewing this forums as a guest which limits you to read only status.

Only registered members may post stories, questions, classifieds, reply to other posts, contact other members using built in messaging and use many other features found on these forums.

Why not register and join us today? It's free! (We don't share your email addresses with anyone.) We keep email addresses of our users to protect them and others from bad people posting things they shouldn't.

Click here to register!



Need Support Help?

Cannot log in?, click here to have new password emailed to you

Changed email? Forgot to update your account with new email address? Need assistance with something else?, click here to go to Find's Support Form and fill out the form.

Christmas detecting

u2robert

Well-known member
Went out for a couple hours this afternoon and found this
& the usual trash.
Bottles looks old and why make a bottle with a rounded bottom?
12 & a * or a flower
1950 rosie
1944 wheat
 

Attachments

  • IMG_2025.JPG
    IMG_2025.JPG
    922.3 KB · Views: 61
  • IMG_2026.JPG
    IMG_2026.JPG
    522.1 KB · Views: 60
  • IMG_2027.JPG
    IMG_2027.JPG
    821 KB · Views: 64

bootyhoundpa

Well-known member
cool finds..those type of bottles are usually from the UK.. as far as why they have a round bottom I’ve been told 2 different stories.
1- if someone walked into the pub that the proprietor didn’t want to hang around they give them the round bottom bottle so would constantly hold it lest it spill and 2- I was told they were round bottom so they had to be stored sideways as a means of preventing the cork from drying out which could cause leakage.. probably from the 1890s…
 

Ronstar

Well-known member
I was hoping it was round so you had to finish it before you put it down….. I wonder if wine bottles were rounded as well????
 

utmike

Well-known member
The "Torpedo" bottles were designed to be shipped from Europe. By storing them on their sides, the cork stayed moist. An added benefit was they were used as ballast for the ship. Many came from England and Ireland. Cool find,congrats!
 
Top