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found in Stevenston, Ayrshire

Postcard of Bottle.
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This glass bottle was found in 1912 in a coal pit near Stevenston in Ayrshire. It dates from around 1772 when the pit was abandoned because of flooding. The bottle was probably used in the mine for drinking purposes.

The stump of the broken bottle neck has been ground down so that it can be used for drinking.

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Online ID: 000-100-044-381-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  T.1914.3
Date: Around 1772
In use till c. 1772
Dimensions: 185 mm H x 95 mm Dia
What: Drinking bottle, miner's
Subject: 6. MINING, Miscellaneous (Departmental Classification)
Where: Scotland, Ayrshire, Stevenston
Description: Bottle with broken off neck and ground stump, doubtless used for drinking purposes, recovered in 1912 from a coal pit near Stevenston, Ayrshire, abandoned because of flooding, c. 1772
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