This is an iron pontil cobalt blue A. Smith soda bottle from historic Charleston, South Carolina.... Dug from an 1850s pre Civil War outhouse privy in Charleston by permission from the property owner..
SMITH CHARLESTON S C (boldly emb on front)... A dug bottle with haze. About 20 years ago while on a digging trip to Charleston, I got permission to dig behind an 1830s house. The 1850s privy had a lot of nice intact pontiled bottles including 3 of these blue A. (I still have the nicest one).
Just think, a young man in the 1850s may have drank this bottle of soda while courting his girlfriend and then witnessed the opening of the Civil War with the bombardment of nearby Fort Sumter..... Unless you contact me first. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thank you for your business....
Your friendly fellow collector, Digger Dave Beeler. We stand proudly in support of our military men and women and their families.
The item "CHARLESTON, SC COBALT BLUE IRON PONTIL A. SMITH SODA BOTTLE PRE CIVIL WAR ERA" is in sale since Saturday, October 3, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Sodas". The seller is "diggerdaveb" and is located in Hillsboro, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.