DSiemens Posted May 9, 2015 Report Share Posted May 9, 2015 I should be studying for a statistics midterm but I'm writing this post. A little while ago I purchased a SIB from Greg Alvey's website. http://www.artinbottles.com/index.php?route=common/home I wanted an old SOB to study the techniques used as well as to have a piece of the history of this craft. According to his website this bottle was built between 1900 and 1930. The whole scene I think is very pretty. I had friends tell me it was probably based on Holland given the windmill. Parts of the scene seemed very deliberate so I decided to dig further. Starting with the lighthouse. As it turned out I found a match. This is Smeatons tower built in Plymouth England in Devon county. I then looked for windmills nearby. Most of the windmills from the time period are falling apart but Devon county had a lot of them. There's a wikki page about all the windmills in Devon county. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_windmills_in_Devon Further confirming this is the flag on the stern of the ship. The British Red ensign flown by civilian ships. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_ensign Now if I could figure out the flag on the top mast. I tried getting a picture of it but it didn't come out right. I'll see if I can get another. The ship is in my office at work right now. The flag is a dark blue with gold in the middle and four white dots on each corner. It was fun putting the pieces together and finding the story the ship was depicting. Has any one else had any similar experiences with old sib's or just have old sib stories in general? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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