Larry in the hole on a group dig in Grotton Ma.
Welcome to the world of hunting for wonderful glass from the past a hobby that just keeps growing.This is just one of thews thrills you can get that don’t cost an arm & a leg and boy all the super folks you will meet.I started hunting to old bottles while I was in the 9th grade in the town of Southhampton Ma, & Westfield Ma. I took every bottle home that I dug and boy did I have plenty,It wasn’t but only a few years back that I started to be very selective of the bottles I kept, You know you just cant take the whole town dump with you.
I now have a small swell collection of bottles all 1890’s or older along with just a few milk bottles from the 20’s & 30’s mostly from the old local farms.One milk bottle I will cherish just because its barring my last name Swart I am very blessed to live in an area that reals many many old dumps from Western Massachusetts. this area was settled way back in the early 1600’s although I have not been able as of this time to find one that dates to the early 1800’s I will for sure keep hunting but this is not to say I have not dug bottles from the 1850’s some times they just find them selves in a newer dump but that works for me just fine so you see you really never know what will show its self in any dig.
I have been starting to collect as many of my digging photos as I can find so I can add them to this website’s Gallery. I will be updating the Gallery on every dig for now on .I hope any visitors find them interesting.
So I got up with the birds today and headed out to find what I will find I first jumped right in for some bottle digging and was content with what I was finding but I also wanted to go to the other side of the steam where I found … Read on my friend maybe there’s more!!!
Did a little digging in Easthampton Ma. On this dig I decided to go to a shallower area only 5 feet deep to give the old arms a break This is the same area I have been digging in but at the other end of the dump site and along … Read on my friend maybe there’s more!!!
I found my self back at a dig spot that I have been working to reach the bottom of the dump and as of this dig I’m still heading down layer after layer I have as of the end of this dig hit the 1880’s the top of the dump … Read on my friend maybe there’s more!!!
Bringing back great memory’s I was at a good friends printing shop that had been closed for some time now and came across this old jug that was turned into a lamp so I brought it to my home and wanted to ask Richard the owner of the shop & … Read on my friend maybe there’s more!!!
Old farm house root cellar dig today .The mason jars found are all from the 50's. After digging the root cellar we… Posted by Larry Swart on Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I found myself back at a hole I have been digging in that is located in the woods of Easthampton Ma. I started this hole about three weeks back hoping to locate the older area of this dumping but its getting pretty deep and I have not found its bottom … Read on my friend maybe there’s more!!!
I went back to Nothampton to work my way further into the hill & hoping to reach the bottom at the same time. What a strange dump it is looking like from the top it dates 1800’s all the way to about a foot from the bottom then it gets … Read on my friend maybe there’s more!!!
So today was a day of searching.Jeremy and I scouted out an area that we had dug once last year. I started a hole that I spent most of the day digging hoping to hit a bottle vain but only got a few broken shards and one common flask. Jeremy … Read on my friend maybe there’s more!!!
No two the same and filled with rich history. I have been collection not just the bottles I dig but all thews interesting broken shards from the past also marbles broken plates and even thews broken figurines and what a wonderful simple way of displaying them in the window using … Read on my friend maybe there’s more!!!