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Old 09-21-2006, 11:58 AM   #11
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tg, your hubby works on the bottom of a lake? what he heck could he do for a living?

and all this time you b!tch about him. geez, cut the guy some slack.
BT, he's a fish, you goof!!
Naw, our lake is so low, that, most of the cove we are all on is dry. He even moves it, LOL
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Old 09-21-2006, 12:03 PM   #12
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I found it!! 1966.
somehow I don't think so. I don't remember any Dr. Pepper bottles shaped like that in MY lifetime...

Dr Pepper used to be my favorite soft drink (back when I could drink them)... and I date back before 1966.
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Old 09-21-2006, 01:11 PM   #13
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somehow I don't think so. I don't remember any Dr. Pepper bottles shaped like that in MY lifetime...

Dr Pepper used to be my favorite soft drink (back when I could drink them)... and I date back before 1966.
It could have been a retro limited release or such to commemorate a Dr. Pepper anniversary. I don't think anyone was suggesting that that was the shape of all Dr. Pepper bottles then. ;o)
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Old 09-21-2006, 09:07 PM   #14
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It was fun looking, though. What else is at the bottom of that lake, I wonder
Trust me, you don't want to know. One of my hobbies is using a metal detector, and I have one that's completely waterproof. You name, I've found it, on the lake bottom, IN SWIMMING AREAS. I refuse to go into the water barefoot. You should see the piece of cardboard I have that I've glued all sorts of sharp, jagged, objects to.

Years ago, people would toss many trash items out into a lake, like bottles, cans, etc. I've even heard of some bottle hunters that are certified divers going into lakes, near old docks, looking for old bottles.

If they've been on the lake bottom, they might not have been exposed to enough sunlight to turn them purple.

Something to look for with old bottles, is the seam where the halves of the mold would have met. If you can't find one, this the bottle was blown, probably by hand. Look for a "pontil", a crimp-like marking where the glass was attached to the wand that the artist blew into.
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Old 09-22-2006, 06:06 AM   #15
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Cool, Allen, very cool!

I'm not a fan of lake swimming. I love the ocean, but I have trouble with lakes because the water is confined. I get creeped out knowing there are living things in a confined space with me. Knowing about your cardboard doesn't help, either.
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:22 AM   #16
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Another clue to the age of this bottle is how long the lake has been there.
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Old 09-22-2006, 07:58 AM   #17
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How is that a clue Gretchen?
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Old 09-22-2006, 08:10 AM   #18
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We have power lakes here that were formed in the 60's. It is unlikely that a bottle older than that would be at the bottom of the lake. Just as my clue about whether it is turning purple due to manganese content of glass prior to about 1923.
There are just a lot of man-made lakes in this country.
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Old 09-22-2006, 08:29 AM   #19
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I guess I am just used to the lakes around here being much much older than that for the most part.
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lol the soda pop guy that comes around uses bottles like that Still..
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