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    Glass Bottle

    My husband found these while logging in Alabama. I know the blue bottle is vicks but whats the brown bottle? What are the two ears for at the top? No markings other than N and 2
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    The brown one may be a Clorox bottle. Just a guess though.
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    It could also be an old poison bottle. I have one just like it I found in an old dump. Those projections on the neck I believe are for a wire handle with wooden spool grip.
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    I just went and took a few shots of my meager collection of bottles. My "eared" bottle may not be identical to yours but very similar. Here's a few pics of it and 3 more similar. The only ones I'm sure about are the Clorox bottles. When I found one of these, it had a rusty top with a broken plastic stem in the center extending down to the bottom of the bottle. I can't remember whether it was the "eared" one or the last one pictured.
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    Southern Wonder, The Brown Eared Bottle was made by the Obear-Nester Glass Company in St. Louis, Ill. . The stippling or knurling on the bottom tells me it dates after 1940. They started putting "bumps" on the bottom to reduce cracking during the cooling process.
    Tdog, The I O Diamond mark is the Owens Illinois Glass Company logo. The second bottom pictured might be from the 1930's. The third bottom pictured is from 1944 and came from their Alton Illinois plant. Wish I could tell you more about the eared bottles but that's all I have.
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    Thanks my friend. I couldn't find out much with my limited amount of research.
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    Southern Wonder, The Brown Eared Bottle was made by the Obear-Nester Glass Company in St. Louis, Ill. . The stippling or knurling on the bottom tells me it dates after 1940. They started putting "bumps" on the bottom to reduce cracking during the cooling process.
    Tdog, The I O Diamond mark is the Owens Illinois Glass Company logo. The second bottom pictured might be from the 1930's. The third bottom pictured is from 1944 and came from their Alton Illinois plant. Wish I could tell you more about the eared bottles but that's all I have.
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    You are most welcome. A great source of information on bottles can be found at the Society for Historical Archaeology's website (Society for Historical Archaeology - Archaeology of the Modern World) . I also have an out of print book by Toulouse called Bottle Makers that is a great resource. If you post images of bottle bases I can probably give some information on the marks. If there are no marks the base and neck can often point to a manufacture date. When the crops are thick, I switch to bottle collecting and presently have over 350, much to my wife's dismay.
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    Thanks everyone for your quick replies and knowledge.
    I don't have a huge collection of bottles but here is a picture of what I do have, all but the two my husband found in Alabama were found in my home town down here in Mississippi
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    Love that light brown flask and I think I see an old insulator in that blue jar.
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