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Christmas detecting


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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


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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…


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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????


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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!