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    Conditions at
    23:49 on 23/1/17

     
    Temperature 25.6°C
    Humidity 65.0%
    Barometer 1003.4hPa
    Rate -0.3hPa/hr
    Wind Speed: 0 km/hr
    Wind Direction S
    Rainfall for Today 0.0mm
    Rainfall last hour 0.0 mm
    Rainfall last 24 hours 0.0 mm
    Rainfall at Start of Month 814.6 mm
    Rainfall this Year 827.0 mm
    Today's Extremes
    High Temperature 31.2°C at 15:48
    Low Temperature 20.9°C at 6:27
    Peak Wind Gust 0km/hr at 0:00
    Weather from Michael McFadyen's Kirrawee Weather Station
    Yesterday's Extremes
    High Temperature 27.5°C at 17:11
    Low Temperature 19.8°C at 6:29
    Rainfall at Start of Yesterday 827.0 mm
    Rainfall at End of Yesterday 827.0 mm
    Weather from Michael McFadyen's Tempe Weather Station
    Astronomical Data
    Sunrise 5:06
    Sunset 19:05
    Moonrise 1:09
    Moonset 15:04

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    Old Bottles
    Since I first started diving in the 1980s, I have collected bottles that I have found when diving. I have not done this as a primary aim of my diving (ie I have never done a dive just to collect bottles). Any bottles collected have been a by-product of a dive to see a wreck or marine life.

    While a lot of the bottles are not in real good condition, they are still of interest to me to provide a memory of my dives. When we moved to our new house in 2007, Kelly and I purchased a side cabinet that that now houses the better bottles out of the collection.

    The following is a sample of the bottles that we have.

    Notes:

  • # means a symbol of some sort
  • [xx] means xx is what I believe it says
  • [??] means I cannot read what it says
  • Coke BottleCoke Bottle1942 Coke bottle
    Cap: crown seal
    Colour: green
    Inscription: Normal Coke logo, Bottom - San Francisco Calif, Side - G2#42
    Found: Purchased markets Vanuatu
    Coke Bottle1944 Coke bottle
    Cap: crown seal
    Colour: green
    Inscription: Normal Coke logo, Bottom - Oakland Calif, Side - [??]#44
    Found: Purchased markets Vanuatu
    Coke Bottle1944 Coke bottle
    Cap: crown seal
    Colour: white
    Inscription: Normal Coke logo, Side - [??]#44
    Found: Purchased markets Vanuatu
    Perfume BottlePerfume or aftershave bottle
    Cap: screw
    Colour: white
    Inscription: Bottom - 231
    Found: North Coogee
    Green Bottle1904 (?) green bottle
    Cap: stopper
    Colour: light green
    Inscription: Bottom [11]04
    Found: Sydney
    Perfume BottlePerfume bottle
    Cap: stopper
    Colour: white
    Inscription: Bottom W
    Glass thickness uneven on bottom
    Found: Sydney
    Ginger Beer BottleGinger Beer BottleStone ginger beer bottle
    Cap: stopper
    Colour: not glass
    Inscription: Bottom - nil, Side - stamped with logo and writing E.ROW [??]
    This is made by Evan Rowlands, established 1854, with factories in Ballarat, Melbourne, Sydney and Katoomba. Logo is of two miners.
    Found: Sydney
    Stone Ginger Beer BottleStone Ginger Beer Bottle1936 stone ginger beer bottle
    Cap: stopper
    Colour: not glass
    Inscription: Large Star logo with S inside, Side - bottle maker stamp, Doulton & Co Limited Lambeth
    This is made by John Starkey of Sydney, about 1880s or 1890s
    Found: Sydney
    Medicine BottleMedicine BottleMedicine bottle
    Cap: stopper
    Colour: white
    Inscription: Bottom - crown symbol
    Found: Sydney
    Tooths Stone Beer BottleTooths Stone Beer BottleTooheys stone beer bottle - broken
    Cap: stopper
    Colour: not glass
    Inscription: To[oheys L]td - Sydney with horse logo, Side - bottle maker stamp, cannot read but may include 6
    At first I thought this was a Tooths beer bottle but I have been told it is Tooheys. Bottle maker was probably made by Robert Fowler, Fowler Pottery, Camperdown, Sydney
    Found: Sydney
    Tooths Beer BottleTooths beer bottle
    Cap: crown seal
    Colour: green
    Inscription: Tooth & Co Ltd over Trade Mark over prancing horse logo over Invicta over Kent Brewery Sydney
    Some imperfections and bubbles
    Found: Sydney
    Milk BottleMilk bottle - large
    Cap: foil
    Colour: white
    Inscription: Bottom - something in raised lettering, [??] I S
    Found: Sydney
    Resch's Beer BottleResch's Beer BottleResch's beer bottle
    Cap: crown seal
    Colour: green
    Inscription: Resch's Limited Sydney Registered with lion logo inside, Base - The property of Reschs Ltd Made in Australia
    Very imperfect, with bubbles and rough seams
    Found: Sydney
    Resch's Beer BottleResch's beer bottle
    Cap: crown seal
    Colour: green
    Inscription: Resch's Limited Sydney Registered with lion logo inside, Base - The property of Resch's Ltd Made in Australia
    Less imperfections than the one above, not as good condition, with bubbles and better seams. Resch's has apostrophe at bottom while the one above does not
    Found: Sydney
    Pepsi Cola Bottle1958 Pepsi Cola bottle - small
    Cap: crown seal
    Colour: white
    Inscription: Pepsi Cola repeated vertically around bottom of neck, Bottom - Des Pat 120 277 over 5#58 over 8
    Found: Sydney
    Medicine BottleMedicine bottle - small
    Cap: stopper
    Colour: white
    Inscription: Bottom - G inside traiangle with B 25 over 7
    Found: Sydney
    Simpsons Ink Simpsons Ink bottle - small
    Cap: stopper
    Colour: white
    Inscription: Neck: Simpsons, Bottom - Simpsons Ink Ltd with This bottle always remains the property ofaround the edge of the base
    Found: Sydney
    ZYP bottleZYP soft drink bottle
    Cap: crown seal
    Colour: light green
    Inscription: ZYP
    Found: Sydney
    Torpedo Bottle Torpedo Bottle (Hamilton Patent bottle) - small
    Cap: stopper
    Colour: light green
    Inscription: None
    Probably from 1860s
    Found: Off Taronga Zoo, Sydney Harbour
    Southwark Beer BottleSouthwark Beer Bottle Southwark Beer Bottle - small
    Cap: crown seal
    Colour: brown
    Inscription: Neck: Pickaxe Brand Trade Mark Regd around pick axe logo, Side at bottom - This bottle is the property of the Adelaide Bottle CoOperative. Above this is [C]ompany Limited Southwark which appears mis-stamped
    Found: side of road, Marree, South Australia
    Milk Bottle Milk bottle - small
    Cap: foil cap
    Colour: white
    Inscription: [??]RY & Co
    Found: Sydney
    BottleSmall greenish bottle
    Cap: crown seal
    Colour: greenish
    Inscription: None, imperfect with uneven seams and bubbles
    Found: Sydney
    Carr-Pal BottleCarr-Pal Aerated Water bottle
    Cap: crown seal
    Colour: brown
    Inscription: Side - Carr-Pal Aerated Water Co Campsie with Regd Trade mark inside, Bottom - This bottle always remains the property of Carr-Pal Aerated Water Co
    Found: Shiprock, Sydney

    Steve Cross of Scuba Mechanics advises that Carr-Pal operated from 1926 to 1937. The registered name was Carr-Pal Aerated Water Co from 1926 to 1929 the registered name changed to Carr-Pal Limited from 1929 to 1937. This bottle dates from the early period of their operation. The bottle held ginger beer. The factory was originally set up at 232 Burwood Rd about a kilometre north of Campsie railway station.
    Green bottleSmall green bottle
    Cap: stopper
    Colour: light green
    Inscription: 4 lots of vertical columns of ^
    Found: Sydney
    A S Watson Torpedo BottleA S Watson Torpedo Bottle A S Watson soft drink - torpedo bottle
    Cap: stopper
    Colour: green
    Inscription: A. S. Watson & Co Ltd over Hong Kong over China & Manila on one side and logo of dragon and horse/unicorn and Chinese writing on the other
    Found: wreck of SS Catterthun, Seal Rocks, NSW
    KB Hand Grenade KB "Hand Grenade" beer bottle - 13 oz
    Cap: ring-pull
    Colour: brown
    Inscription: Not to be refilled
    Found: Shiprock, Sydney
    Green Torpedo1897 (?) green torpedo style with flat base - large (champagne?)
    Cap: stopper/cork
    Colour: green
    Inscription: Bottom - [1]897 over Cd?
    Imperfect with lots of bubbles
    Found: Off Taronga Zoo, Sydney Harbour
    Angus & Co Gum Bottle Angus & Co Gum Bottle
    Cap: stopper
    Colour: green
    Inscription: Side - Angus & Co Gum
    Found: North Coogee Beach, Sydney
    Roger & Callet Perfume Bottle Roger & Callet Perfume Bottle
    Cap: stopper
    Colour: white
    Inscription: Side - Roger & Callet Paris with logo of R and G entwined
    Found: North Coogee Beach, Sydney
    Marchants Soft Drink Bottle Marchants Soft Drink Bottle - large
    Cap: crown seal
    Colour: light green
    Inscription: Side at bottom - Marchants Ltd Sydney with This bottle remains the property of Marchants Ltd Its use by others is illegal and three logos on neck (one large with Registered over), Bottom: 1937 (?)
    Found: Sydney
    Marchants Soft Drink Bottle Marchants Soft Drink Bottle - large
    Cap: crown seal
    Colour: light green
    Inscription: Side at bottom - Marchants Ltd Sydney with This bottle remains the property of Marchants Ltd Its use by others is illegal and three logos on neck (one large with Registered over), Bottom: 1941 (?)
    Better condition than the one above
    Found: Sydney
    Schweppes Soft Drink BottleSchweppes Soft Drink Bottle - small
    Cap: crown seal
    Colour: white
    Inscription: Printed logo and Schweppes repeated a number of times, Bottom: IS 838 over 5
    Found: Sydney
    Rum BottleRum Bottle - small
    Cap: cork
    Colour: white
    Inscription: Raised J. McCarthy & Co, Rum Bottle Bottom: AGM
    Found: Shiprock, Sydney
    Comment: J. McCarthy & Co still operates in Sydney. They are still in the hospitality business, today wholesaling glasses to pubs etc. It seems this bottle was made for them by Australian Glass Manufacturers. They then sold them to various companies/hotels who then filled them with rum and sold under their own label. I have seen an example where it is badged as Tooth & Co but bottled by the Coogee Bay Hotel.

    If you have any more information about these bottles, especially the ones I have not identified or the Carr-Pal bottle, please email me by clicking on Contact Me from the menus.

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