New Jersey Scuba Diving
What I know about antique glass bottles wouldn't cover both sides of a matchbook. But here are some excellent links on the subject, so you too can learn the difference between a pontil and a blob:
Right: Plastic Coke bottle with screw top
Hand-blown beer bottle of the 1870s, from the "Emerald" wreck
More bottles from the Emerald
Dr. J. Hostettler's Stomach Bitters from the Emerald
Miscellaneous 1860s bottles from the Emerald
Inkwell from the Emerald
Modern Miller beer bottles from the Delaware Water Gap train wreck.
Glass perfume stoppers, shot glasses, and bar dish. The perfume bottles were equally ornate, but all smashed. It must have been cheap perfume anyway, since good perfume doesn't come in big bottles ! The glass dippers on the bottom of each stopper were also broken off.
Another bottle from the Mohawk. This was more likely tossed in by a fisherman than actually sunk in the wreck, but still, you don't see these any more.
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