Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Wrensday: Digging Up Treasures

My husband and son were clearing out a section of our wood storage area and they uncovered an old plywood box that had been partially buried by some of the wood.  They opened up the box to find old electrical wires and switches.  They removed everything from the box and found, at the very bottom, two old glass containers.   One of them was broken, but one was intact.


The most interesting, in my opinion, is the cello shaped bottle.  One one side it says: "BY THE KINGS ROYAL PATENT GRANTED"

The other side says: "ROBT TURLINGTON FOR HIS INVENTED BALSAM OF LIFE".

One side says: "LONDON"   and the other side says: "JANY".  If you're interested in learning about this type of bottle, I found some info here.


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The other bottle (the broken one) was apparently hand blown with a hand blown hollow lid.  It still contains a mysterious black powder which spreads everywhere (ask me how I know).   Soot?  Gun powder?  Who knows. 

What I do know is that I'm going snooping around the wood shed some more! 

4 comments:

  1. What a wonderful find~it's almost like you are an archeologist!~love it ;-)

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  2. Hmm . . . Just watch out for frogs! :-)

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  3. That's why I need to search now - before the frogs wake up from their long winter's nap!

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