Tools in Bottles

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Size
Bottle markings
8" including stopper Flask; "Full Pint" on the glass This bottle contains a simple cross-cut saw and a cutout of a Victorian lady. It is dated on the back of the cutout: 3-11-1951 and is also signed, but the signature is completely illegible. (Full length image)
6" including stopper square bottle, no markings This little bottle was made by the same artist as two of the wishing well bottles, the two bottles below this, and possibly the bottle with the doll and pearls in miscellaneous subjects. It contains an interlocked puzzle with INRI across it and a chalice and stump with a knife and an axe. These are decorated with bit of foil. On the upper level is a log and cross-cut saw. The stopper is carved and initialed with a G on one side and E on the other. (Full length image and details)
6 5/8" incl. stopper small square bottle, no markings This bottle was made by the same artist as the wishing wells, the bottles above and below, and possibly the structure with pearls. It contains a two-level structure decorated with foil paper with various tools. Sticking up through holes in the level divider are a sword, a Masonic-type wand, and a large ax. On the top is a silver log with a cross-cut saw. The stopper probably was a hand, perhaps with a book. All that is left is a cuff. (Full image and closeups)
8 5/8" tall,
1 13/16" square
small square bottle, no markings This little bottle was made by the same artist as the wishing well bottles, the two bottles above this, and possibly the bottle with the doll and pearls in miscellaneous subjects. The contents are four posts in the corners and two levels of tools. It is decorated with foil and stickers. The stopper is chip-whittled like a cross with a wide base. (Full image and closeups)
6 7/8" tall, 3 3/4" across and about 1" deep Screw-cap, "half pint" on bottom; "Federal Law Forbids..." in a rainbow arc on one side near top The tools in this bottle are well carved and painted gold, silver, and red. A cross-cut saw with a metal blade rests on the sawbuck. There is a small axe on one side and a large axe on the other. (Full image, both sides)
9 3/8" tall; 2 3/4" in diameter Listerine bottle. Listerine at top; Lambert Pharmaceutical Company at bottom The tools in this bottle include a sawbuck, a large cross-cut saw and a smaller one, an axe and a mallet. The stopper is carved. (Full image)
7" tall,
2 1/2" across and 1 1/4" deep
rectangular olive oil bottle, new; original bottle broken This bottle is not old; the contents were reassembled in a new bottle. It contains a sawbuck, ladder, saw, axe and mallet, but the best feature is the birds. A log sits on top of the sawbuck with two red birds on it. A second piece of wood hangs from the stopper and has two black birds on it. A medallion is glued to the front of the bird swing with the motto "In God We Trust" written on it. (Full image and closeup)
10" round quart, "Federal Law Forbids Sale or Reuse of this Bottle" round top near neck This is another bottle with tools by William Anderson of Faribault, Minnesota. The tools are labeled with patriotic expressions, like "God Bless U.S.A." and "W.P.A. Hammer." See the other Anderson bottle on this website. (Full image)
12" round bottle, no markings This bottle contains a sawbuck, cross-cut saw and a large axe, but its best feature is the three-masted sailboat sitting in the V of the sawbuck. It has flags on each mast and simple rigging. (Full image)
6 7/8" "Full Pint" flask This bottle contains crudely carved tools: a cross-cut saw, hand adze and a pile of chips. Nailed sideways to the saw is a figure wearing red clothes and a hat. (Full images, front and back)

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