Dating australian bottles
This pictorial will show a variety of these containers from the early days.
An Australian woman happened upon what experts believe is the oldest message in a bottle ever found, dating back to 1886she spied the old glass bottle and picked it up.
She thought the bottle ― which apparently once contained gin ― “might look nice on display” in her home, NPR reported, quoting from a website owned by her husband, Kym Illman." data-reactid="13"Tonya Illman of Perth said she walking along the beach on Wedge Island in January when she spied the old glass bottle and picked it up.
She thought the bottle ― which apparently once contained gin ― “might look nice on display” in her home, NPR reported, quoting from a website owned by her husband, Kym Illman.
Illman said when she got back to her car, she handed the bottle to her son’s girlfriend, Bree Del Borrello.
She noticed the bottle had no lid or cap, but there was something that looked like a cigarette inside.a neatly rolled, damp note wrapped in string.
The bottle was thrown into the water before construction began on the Eiffel Tower, during the presidency of Grover Cleveland.The family then took the message to the Western Australian Museum, where Ross Anderson, assistant curator of maritime archaeology, was tasked with investigating its authenticity.After further research, Anderson confirmed the message matched the captain's entries in Paula's meteorological journal."Extraordinary finds need extraordinary evidence to support them," Anderson told ABC"The date and the coordinates correspond exactly with those on the bottle message."The handwriting is identical in terms of cursive style, slant, font, spacing, stroke emphasis, capitalisation and numbering style.”As the bottle was found on the beach near Wedge Island on January 21, 2018, the note remained inside the bottle for a total of 131 years after 223 days after it was thrown from Paula.Using basic German language skills and Google Translate, Kym Illman figured out the person who dispatched the bottle wanted to know where and when it was found.“I could easily make out the day and month, June 12, but the year was harder to decipher,” he said on the website.“We had to wait a week before we had confirmation it was 1886.”The Western Australian Museum in Perth helped the Illmans determine the bottle had been thrown overboard from the German sailing ship Paula as it crossed the Indian Ocean, nearly 600 miles from the Australian coast, according to The Guardian.Between 18, bottles were frequently thrown overboard from German ships as part of an experiment to better understand ocean currents.The notes ask the finder of the message to return it to German Naval Observatory in Hamburg or the nearest German Consulate.Tonya Ilman said she found the handwritten note while walking along a beach on Wedge Island, Perth, on the west coast of Australia.Noticing a gin bottle wedged in a dune, she picked it up thinking that it “might look nice on display” at her home in Lancelin, Perth.After the paper dried, they discovered the note was written in German, according to the account on the website." data-reactid="15"It turned out to be a neatly rolled, damp note wrapped in string.After the paper dried, they discovered the note was written in German, according to the account on the website.