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Blatz
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05/22/2020 09:54PM

I found this broken glass item in about 5" of water at campsite 1810 on Lake Agnes. What do you think it is?
 
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podgeo
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05/22/2020 10:14PM
Blatz: "So I found this broken glass item in about 5 inch of water at campsite 1810 on Lake Agnes. What do you think it is ? "

Hopefully not with your foot ?
 
05/22/2020 10:52PM
A beheaded Mrs. Butterworth Maple Syrup Bottle. I didn’t think she was allowed in the BWCA.
 
OgimaaBines
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05/23/2020 01:24AM


That's a good guess but I'm not sure. The glass looks awefully thin.
 
Jaywalker
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05/23/2020 07:58AM
Mrs. Butterworth is a great guess, but I don't think it is correct. Mrs. Butterworth's bottle is widest at the bottom, where as Blatz's photo looks like the bottom is a bit narrower than the jagged upper side (assuming I have re-oriented it correctly, but it did not look like there was any room for a pour spout on the rounded end, and it did not look like a head). The mystery bottle also has some pretty defined rings around the narrow part which don't look like Mrs. B's waist band or hands. Finally, and most interesting, the mystery bottle appears to have some varying thickness to it, with some rather thin glass at the top jagged end and what appears to be thicker glass toward the middle (unless the glass broke at an odd plain). One thing I remember about Mrs. B bottles is they were built to withstand kids knocking them over! Looking at how thin the glass at the top was, I don't think it was designed to take much impact and may not have been a commercial product vessel. I am not an expert on these things, but was wondering if it might be a bong?

 
goatroti
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05/23/2020 08:06AM
 
Jaywalker
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05/23/2020 08:16AM
I think Goat's got it. A quick google search of old Wesson or Crisco bottles show a lot that look just like those center rings. Still puzzled by the thinness of the glass though. No wonder it broke!
 
05/23/2020 08:25AM
Blatz: "
I found this broken glass item in about 5" of water at campsite 1810 on Lake Agnes. What do you think it is? "

Is that a glass stopper in the neck of a broken, brown glass bottle, or was the entire item a single piece?
 
Blatz
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05/23/2020 09:24AM
It's hard to see but the top was solid with no apparent opening before it broke. So I don't see it being a syrup type bottle. But it does look a lot like the Crisco bottle. Here's another view
 
unshavenman
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05/23/2020 09:34AM
I'm going to guess that it's a bottom portion of an old beer goblet with the flat base broken off.
 
gymcoachdon
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05/23/2020 06:14PM
Is the size right to fit this?


I think goat had it.
This is listed on Ebay as a 1970's Wesson oil bottle.
 
BWPaddler
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05/25/2020 08:27AM
Fun mystery! Can you imagine bringing cooking oil in a glass bottle like that? Wow.
 
Bushpilot
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05/25/2020 08:35AM
In the past there were garbage cans at many sites. If there was not a place to put your trash the forest service said to bury it or dump it in the a deep part of the lake. Packing it out was not an option.

I would guess this bottle was filled with water and thrown in the lake. It most likely still had a little air in it floated to shore and broke.

I have seen refrigerators dumped from boats into Burntside lake. This was more than fifty years ago. I know of dumps with trash on its shores to this day. Most all of the lakes in the B-Dub would look like a dump if you drained them. Back Bay on Basswood was called Garbage Bay when I was a kid. The resorts and cabin owners would dump of there trash there. It made for great fishing in Garbage Bay because the minnows would feed there and the bigger fish followed them.
 
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