Sunday, December 15, 2013

Miller's & Friends

A few recent finds...



12 comments:

  1. Congrats man, quite a story behind that Millers, you should do a write up on it !! What a bourbalicious year.

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  2. Sweet Miller's! Congratulations Lance!

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  3. Lance,
    Picture # 3 sure looks like a Renz
    Picture # 4 - I haven't seen many of these floating around
    Picture # 5 King of Pain or World's Relief?
    Congrats on a great dig!
    rs

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  4. Thanks, Guys.
    #3. A Renz's would be my best guess...or could've been unembossed.
    #4. We've never seen anothe one of these Steele colognes. Same Steele as the S & Co. Blood Purifier medicine
    #5 World's Relief

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  5. Killer dig,ya know. Them Millers sure do pop out of Dago from time to time. Congratulations to the so cal Cowboys.

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  6. It was a curvy "R" kind of hole that also produced an African Stomach Bitters in a light yellow-amber, Frank S. Waldo/Empire San Francisco blob soda & 2 Hostetter's Jakes. We were hoping for another Miller's, but ended up with about 10 slick flasks and 2 slick 4-piece mould sixths. Another bucket or two of fun bottles contributed towards a memorable hole: 2 E.G. Lyon's Jakes, 3 amber Dickey's, a Doyle's Hop Bitters, Hostetter's Bitters (L&W base), Large Bristol's Sarsaparilla, Pioneer/San Francisco blob soda, a handful of "national brand" stuff like Warners Safe Cures & a dozen CA pharms from various cities.

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  7. Appears that privy was used for quite a while. From the Miller's era to turn of the century amber Dickey's and local drug stores.
    rs

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  8. I think the age of the hole spanned nearly a decade, but the property had received plumbing by 1885. The embossed pharms seem early 1880's and many of the unembossed had the real early flat base. As for the amber Dickey's, they weren't the earliest variant, but also don't resemble the late turn-era Dickey's that are often seen in a lighter amber coloration.

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  9. Unless the amber Dickeys is the same mold as the blue ones, they are late 80s early 90s. Sounds like this pit was an 1880s to early 90s pit with 70s afterthoughts?

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  10. That very well could be, as some bottles were certainly later than others. Maybe just a high percentage of intact 1870's throwbacks.

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  11. Awesome Lance another Epic Dig, Well Done, both the Miller's I have Dug were broken and I have never dug a Jake down here that I remember, back in my early digging days I dug a lot of stuff I passed on cause I didn't know what it was or weren't collecting Western glass, we just dug and traded or sold everything. Kool, been awhile since I have dug any glass period, maybe in the near future, its all about researching now and being to afford to get where I need to go. Merry Xmas and A Happy New Years to everyone. Rick

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  12. Thanks, Rick!
    We're getting some well needed rain down here...things are shaping up nicely for a dig-friendly 2014. Let's get the botlmole back into a bottle-filled hole where he can extract some jakes in the cone-zone! Merry Christmas ol' pal!

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