While I was attaching the joist hangers to the ledger board I made a really cool find. It's an old bottle. I took it home and cleaned it up, the bottle was filled with coal. Also, it appears to be very old, pre-dating the age of the house (1888) by at least 20 years.
There is no seam at all on the main body of the bottle. The neck and the lip each have their own separate seams. There also appears to be a pontil mark on the bottom. The bottle is also iridescent.
This one shows the two separate seams, one on the neck (directly in front), and one on the lip (to the right on the top).
So does anyone know anything about this bottle, what is was used for, it's general age, why there was coal in it...?