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November 17, 2003


For decades diggers have overturned the toxic heaps of waste left in the Toronto railway lands. This was Darren's and my first visit to this 1900-1920 dump. Upon learning of its location and the fact that Darren had a Monday off work, we paid a visit. It was very difficult to find any area that was not disturbed . It would have been nice to dig up all the soda's and beers that lay in evidence on the ground. One problem with this dump is the bottles all come out in a sick condition.


There were a couple of good items but most were bottles that we would rather not find anymore of.


We spent 3 1/2 hours digging in this hole which someone had already started.


Darren's finds for the day (above) are as follows;

1 - Omega Oil, The Omega Chemical Co. New York
1 - small case gin
1 - Yacht Club Salad Dressing
1 - J.J. McLaughlin soda ( JJML13 * )
1 - Chas Wilson soda ( CW108 * )
1 - honey pot
1 - red ware tea pot
1 - Pan Yan Sauce
1 - City Dairy co. pint
3 - glass stoppers
1 - fruit jar lid
1 - Holbrook & Co.
1 - Bromo Seltzer, Baltimore
1 - Theodore Haviland France dish made for Robert Simpson Co. Ltd. Toronto


Maurice's finds for the day (above) are as follows;

1 - butter dish
1 - honey pot, debossed W.P. Hartley Liverpool & London
1 - York Springs soda ( YS14 * )
1 - Chas Wilson soda ( CW108 * )
6 - Perrier in two sizes
1 - Lea & Perrins sauce
1 - Carton's HP sauce
1 - tea pot lid
1 - one bowling pin soda with J.K. & Co. on the bottom
3 - glass stoppers
1 - small mason lid
1 - cup missing handles
1 - Schiller's cup,  Alberta
"ALBERTA" / vitrified acme china / (picture of a crown) /  Wood & Sons / England / (inside a ribbon it reads) Gowans Kent & Co Ld Toronto

Another one of Maurice's finds that would have been a good addition to his dairy collection. It is a Diamond Dairy quart embossed Thos Downing 127 Carlaw Ave.

 * Dr. R. Dean Axelson's Encyclopaedia of Toronto Embossed & Etched Bottle from the Soda Water & Soft Drink Industry 1830 - 1940

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