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    I started using Witch hazel a few years back at the suggestion of Wolfpack. I found it very pleasing as it does not sting nearly as much as after shave and it saves me a ton of money. Mainly because I like using cologne because it lasts longer, puts the scent on your body not just your face. Then you have to use the matching after shave to go with it. Anyway, I went looking at bottles on the bay and watched a matching pair of milk glass bottle go by for 56 bucks. Now I thought then I would be nuts to spend that much on a bottle for 5 dollar after shave and so let it go. After looking at these things for a couple of years I still kick myself for not getting them. Watch the prices and you'll see what I mean. Chipped and missing spouts bottles go for the price of those 2 I saw.
    About a month or so ago these filigree bottles started showing up. Now you can find tons of these for perfume but the barbers bottles I never seen before. Once again the initial offerings were way out of my mindset as far as price goes. Low and behold the deal of the century closed bidding and to my surprise the watch bid I put on it won. SHOCK.

    It has a couple of wires separated from the edge which I pushed under and will have to solder at some point after really cleaning it up. I may even try to create one of these someday in the next century if I get my list of things to do done and I am still alive :<0)

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    This will go into daily use soon. I don't think it's going to look too bad sitting on the counter. The plastic CVS witch hazel bottle is under the sink now and a pain in the butt having to get it for a splash every morning.

    Got 1 you use everyday ? Lets see it :<0)
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    Wow! A lot of awesome, ornate and delicate work on that! Nice find.
    How does it open? Not a screw top I imagine.

    My witch hazel is just in a 50's or 60's glass Walgreens bottle I found at an estate sale.
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    That looks like Marie Laveau's potion bottle,,,
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    Yeah, and in it is Lillith's love potion. If I don't come back to this post it worked :<0)
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    Oh, that's awesome! Nice catch!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NewellVW View Post
    Wow! A lot of awesome, ornate and delicate work on that! Nice find.
    How does it open? Not a screw top I imagine.

    My witch hazel is just in a 50's or 60's glass Walgreens bottle I found at an estate sale.
    There is no cap for the top and I have never seen one of these long necks with one. I do need to find my boxes of "o" rings.

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    No, I don't have one, but I sure want one! Awesome bottle, I wish things were still made like this today.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefighter2 View Post
    No, I don't have one, but I sure want one! Awesome bottle, I wish things were still made like this today.
    They will be soon!

    Once the Head Honchos at the C. H. Ina Company sees that there is an interest in them. Probably $1.99 each with free shipping.
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    I am sure it would take nothing but time and patience to make 1 and if I didn't have so many projects in the fire now I would be looking for a cool bottle.

    This is the problem with having a JOB and a life :<0)
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    Nice bottle
    I did a search on ebay for barbers bottles and scrolled around.
    There are a couple more of this green and silver bottles.
    One was square shaped and slightly more silver work on it.
    Some of the others bottles were outrageously buy it now priced.
    It's a dog eat dog world and I have on milk bone underwear.

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