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  • #521955
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    There probably is. Strange though why they would have done that in the first place.

    To me not really they wanted somebody in the future to maybe find them.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #521963
    Austin
    Pro
    Covington, KY

    There probably is. Strange though why they would have done that in the first place.

    To me not really they wanted somebody in the future to maybe find them.

    People do that all the time. For example any time I put a super wide board in any where I take a second and write suff on the back of it. Also if I find a brand new penny with the current years date I leave it somewhere

    #522232
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    There probably is. Strange though why they would have done that in the first place.

    To me not really they wanted somebody in the future to maybe find them.

    People do that all the time. For example any time I put a super wide board in any where I take a second and write suff on the back of it. Also if I find a brand new penny with the current years date I leave it somewhere

    wasn’t there a tradition of putting a shoe behind the wall as a superstitious token of good luck? has anyone found any of those?

    https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2008/06/22/mystery_of_the_shoe_in_the_wall.html

    #522251

    It’s strange … I keep thinking there are more there in those walls just waiting to be found.

    There probably is. Strange though why they would have done that in the first place.

    I explained the “how” they got there in the opening of this thread. There was a fire in the late 1800’s and a photographers studio with what would have been his life’s work went up with the flames. The glass plates would have been stored in wooden crates against the 6 x 2 lathe and plaster wall above, then as the fire took the lathe out and consumed the boxes the plates simply would have fallen in to the wall void below which was unaffected by the fire.

    Carpenter and Joiner

    Joiner ... a person who constructs the wooden components of a building, such as stairs, doors, and door and window frames.

    Carpenter ... cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork.

    1970 ... to present.

    #522255
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Here’s my fav of all them …

    That is a great shot.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #522266

    Just to finish up I thought I’d share the photo’s in a slide slideshow … hopefully this link works.

    SLIDESHOW

    Carpenter and Joiner

    Joiner ... a person who constructs the wooden components of a building, such as stairs, doors, and door and window frames.

    Carpenter ... cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork.

    1970 ... to present.

    #522274
    58Chev
    Pro
    Etobicoke, ON

    Just to finish up I thought I’d share the photo’s in a slide slideshow … hopefully this link works.

    http://s58.photobucket.com/user/TFOGas/slideshow/Frank%20Paltridge?sort=3

    That worked. Great slideshow, Merv.
    I’m going to pas this on to a buddy of mine who’s wife has been a photographer for decades, I think she would love the slideshow.

    ThanX for posting it.

    “If you don’t pass on the knowledge you have to others, it Dies with you”
    — Glenn Botting

    #522279

    Thanks Frank … just know I’ve changed the link to this …

    THIS

    Carpenter and Joiner

    Joiner ... a person who constructs the wooden components of a building, such as stairs, doors, and door and window frames.

    Carpenter ... cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork.

    1970 ... to present.

    #530413

    So again om the current job I found these interesting items.


    A simple three sided bottle … approx early 1900’s I would say.


    Same again …


    A nice three sided blue bottle …


    This one clearly marked POISON … one mans medicine eh?


    Carbolic acid … sometimes called Phenol which was first extracted from coal tar, but today is produced on a large scale (about 7 billion kg/year) from petroleum. It is an important industrial commodity as a precursor to many materials and useful compounds. It is primarily used to synthesize plastics and related materials. Phenol and its chemical derivatives are essential for production of polycarbonates, epoxies, Bakelite, nylon, detergents, herbicides such as phenoxy herbicides, and numerous pharmaceutical drugs.

    The antiseptic properties of Phenol were used by Sir Joseph Lister (1827–1912) in his pioneering technique of antiseptic surgery.

    Carpenter and Joiner

    Joiner ... a person who constructs the wooden components of a building, such as stairs, doors, and door and window frames.

    Carpenter ... cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork.

    1970 ... to present.

    #530555
    Clev08
    Pro

    So again om the current job I found these interesting items.


    A nice three sided blue bottle …


    This one clearly marked POISON … one mans medicine eh?


    Carbolic acid … sometimes called Phenol which was first extracted from coal tar, but today is produced on a large scale (about 7 billion kg/year) from petroleum. It is an important industrial commodity as a precursor to many materials and useful compounds. It is primarily used to synthesize plastics and related materials. Phenol and its chemical derivatives are essential for production of polycarbonates, epoxies, Bakelite, nylon, detergents, herbicides such as phenoxy herbicides, and numerous pharmaceutical drugs.

    The antiseptic properties of Phenol were used by Sir Joseph Lister (1827–1912) in his pioneering technique of antiseptic surgery.

    That blue bottle is awesome, I’d clean it out and put it on display!

    #530571
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Nice bottles! Unfortunately I’d have no room to put it in other than storage. Wifey rules on those sorts of things for display. 🙁

    #530587

    Nice bottles! Unfortunately I’d have no room to put it in other than storage. Wifey rules on those sorts of things for display. 🙁

    My wife has a little collection of blue bottles going so these add accent to those … when I found them both were completely filled with sand and grit.

    Carpenter and Joiner

    Joiner ... a person who constructs the wooden components of a building, such as stairs, doors, and door and window frames.

    Carpenter ... cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork.

    1970 ... to present.

    #530666
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    So again om the current job I found these interesting items.


    A simple three sided bottle … approx early 1900’s I would say.


    Same again …


    A nice three sided blue bottle …


    This one clearly marked POISON … one mans medicine eh?


    Carbolic acid … sometimes called Phenol which was first extracted from coal tar, but today is produced on a large scale (about 7 billion kg/year) from petroleum. It is an important industrial commodity as a precursor to many materials and useful compounds. It is primarily used to synthesize plastics and related materials. Phenol and its chemical derivatives are essential for production of polycarbonates, epoxies, Bakelite, nylon, detergents, herbicides such as phenoxy herbicides, and numerous pharmaceutical drugs.

    The antiseptic properties of Phenol were used by Sir Joseph Lister (1827–1912) in his pioneering technique of antiseptic surgery.

    lol why would they put poison in bottles that look so nice.

    #530698
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    Mervyn, very nice bottles you found. Very nice.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #530704

    Nice bottles! Unfortunately I’d have no room to put it in other than storage. Wifey rules on those sorts of things for display. 🙁

    My wife has a little collection of blue bottles going so these add accent to those … when I found them both were completely filled with sand and grit.

    Very nice find, filled with sand and grit, where about did you find them, basement someplace,

    #530744
    DirtyWhiteBoy
    Pro
    Honolulu,, Hi.

    So again om the current job I found these interesting items.


    A simple three sided bottle … approx early 1900’s I would say.


    Same again …


    A nice three sided blue bottle …


    This one clearly marked POISON … one mans medicine eh?


    Carbolic acid … sometimes called Phenol which was first extracted from coal tar, but today is produced on a large scale (about 7 billion kg/year) from petroleum. It is an important industrial commodity as a precursor to many materials and useful compounds. It is primarily used to synthesize plastics and related materials. Phenol and its chemical derivatives are essential for production of polycarbonates, epoxies, Bakelite, nylon, detergents, herbicides such as phenoxy herbicides, and numerous pharmaceutical drugs.

    The antiseptic properties of Phenol were used by Sir Joseph Lister (1827–1912) in his pioneering technique of antiseptic surgery.

    Those are some nice finds. We get some old bottles here when digging. It’s the iwi that closes down the jobsite.

    Dirty

    A Working Pro since 1988!

    Member since January 26, 2013.

    #530764
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Some old bottles are worth money. There are people who collect those things and pay stupid money for some of them.

    #530886

    Nice bottles! Unfortunately I’d have no room to put it in other than storage. Wifey rules on those sorts of things for display. 🙁

    My wife has a little collection of blue bottles going so these add accent to those … when I found them both were completely filled with sand and grit.

    Very nice find, filled with sand and grit, where about did you find them, basement someplace,

    Nope … just lying there in the mud …. who knows what else lay’s just under the surface … because the site was cleared for the new basement all the earth was upturned. I found another couple of uninteresting jars too … I put them aside … these I will return to the home owner.

    Carpenter and Joiner

    Joiner ... a person who constructs the wooden components of a building, such as stairs, doors, and door and window frames.

    Carpenter ... cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork.

    1970 ... to present.

    #569972

    One man’s scrap is another mans treasure

    Here is another job we did a few years ago and the customers yard was just a treasure trove, something new to look at every step you took. …

    https://goo.gl/photos/QiuBXQ7HQfjMwgLh8

    Carpenter and Joiner

    Joiner ... a person who constructs the wooden components of a building, such as stairs, doors, and door and window frames.

    Carpenter ... cutting, shaping and installation of building materials during the construction of buildings, ships, timber bridges, concrete formwork.

    1970 ... to present.

    #569984
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Pics aren’t coming thru @JourneyMan. Or is that just on my end? 🙁

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