THIS IS A FIXED PRICE, BUY IT NOW ITEM FOR SALE IN MY EBAY STORE......WE HAVE THE LARGEST STOCK OF ANTIQUE BOTTLES ON EBAY, SO PLEASE BOOKMARK "DIGGER DAVE'S BOTTLES AND TREASURES" INTO YOUR FAVORITES LIST. WE ARE LISTING FRESH DUG BOTTLES, ETC AT LEAST 3 TIMES A WEEK. Sign up for my email newsletters by adding my eBay Store to your FavoritesA beautiful purple milk bottle from Springfield,Ohio. It is embossed S.P.M.CO. O. (in large bold letters in circle slug plate) EMPIRE X on front at base.....4 large vertical lines around neck.....Early semi-automatic machine made, with circle blow off scar (which some mistake for a pontil scar).....pint size.....7"tall.....fabulous royal purple color! ...Excellent Condition with no chips or damage. A dug bottle with some light haze. This is from the SPRINGFIELD, OHIO PURE MILK CO. and dates from the early 1900's. I guarantee it is from Springfield,O, because we have dug several of these t in Springfield over the years, and sometimes they even have Springfield, Ohio spelled out on them. The beautiful amethyst or purple color of this glass is a result of the presence of manganese in the glass, which was a decolorizer to turn the glass clear. Most of the manganese used in glass factories came from Germany, so when WW1 broke out in 1914, it became much harder to obtain manganese. Other oxide decolorizers were then used instead, so most bottles made after 1918 or so donâe(tm)t turn amethyst. Glass that contains manganese, when exposed to ultraviolet rays of the sun or other sources of UV rays, causes the glass to turn amethyst. Some of my amethyst bottles and glass are purpled from years of exposure to natural sunlight. Others have been purpled with the use of strong UV lights in a boxâe¦and some have been purpled by a process called âeoeirradiationâe, which is a safe and permanent process which does the same thing as many years of exposure to natural sunlight, except much faster. I HAVE MANY BEAUTIFUL AMETHYST BOTTLES FOR SALE IN MY EBAY STORE, SO CHECK EM OUT! BUYER TO PAY POSTAGE OF $6.00 IN THE U.S. (OUT OF COUNTRY WILL BE EXTRA)OPTIONAL INSURANCE WOULD BE $1.35 FOR THE FIRST $50 OF INSURANCE. NO SALES UNDER $30 WILL BE SENT OUT OF THE U.S.A UNLESS PRIOR ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE. YOUR SATISFACTION ALWAYS GUARANTEED OR YOUR MONEY REFUNDED,(minus postage). WE ARE HAPPY TO COMBINE MULTIPLE ITEMS TO SAVE YOU MONEY ON POSTAGE. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO EMAIL US IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS. WE APPRECIATE YOUR BUSINESS AND WILL DO ALL WE CAN TO MAKE YOU HAPPY. THANKS FOR LOOKING.YOUR FRIENDLY, FELLOW COLLECTORS...DIGGER DAVE & DEBBIE BEELER WE CONTINUE TO STAND PROUDLY IN SUPPORT OF OUR BRAVE MILITARY FORCES AND THEIR FAMILIES WHO ARE SO VALIANTLY DEFENDING OUR NATION AND THE WORLD FROM UNGODLY TERRORISTS. THESE WONDERFUL MEN AND WOMEN NEED TO KNOW THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF AMERICANS ARE BEHIND THEM ALL THE WAY AND THAT THEIR CAUSE IS A NOBLE ONE. OUR DAILY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU....AND ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE WHO HAVE LOST THEIR PRECIOUS LOVED ONES WHILE SERVING OUR COUNTRY SO HONORABLY. MAY GOD BLESS YOU MIGHTILY AND COMFORT YOU IN THE CERTAIN KNOWLEDGE THAT THEIR SACRIFICE IS NOT IN VAIN
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