HELLO EVERYONE UP FOR CONSIDERATION WE HAVE A NICE PURPLE THANKSGIVING 1915 HOBBLESKIRT COKE BOTTLE. THERE IS ONE SMALL CHIP ON THE HEEL, NOT NOTICEABLE, THIS BOTTLE HAS NOT BEEN WASHED, NOT SURE IF STAINED INSIDE OR NOT, I WILL TRY TO CLEAN AND UPDATE PICS.
WHERE DOES ALL THE PURPLE COME FROM? Well back before 1915, The glass manufacturers used Manganese in the glass as a bleaching agent, they did not realize after about 75 or 80 years in the sunlight they would turn purple, so me and my buddies figured out we could run these old bottles, jars, etc.
Through a sterilization plantthey use the plant for band-aids, iv drips, bandages, etc. And put about 75 years of sunlight at once. I think that's pretty cool that we don't have to wait that long to Enjoy this beautiful color.The reason they stopped using the manganese was because WarTime was coming, they figured out that they could use the Manganese in the steel they was using to build tanks, battleships, etc. And it would make the steel a lot stronger. Be sure to add me to your favorites list.
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