Stone Bottle

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Posted by Ed Kiser on January 25, 2003 at 04:56:00 from user Kisered.

In SA, chapter 8, we find:

"On the hunks of bread and butter they put hunks of pemmican,
and washed them down with deep draughts of Rio grog out of
stone bottles."

They had just been to a store in Rio and bought four bottles
of ginger beer. At the time of the purchase, there is no
mention of those bottles being stone.

It is the only place I found any reference to "stone bottle".

The idea of making a bottle out of stone sounds like a lot of
work for an item of momentary utilitarian usage. Carving out
any item from stone takes quite a bit of effort as well as skill.
Why would anyone want to make a bottle from stone? I would have
imagined that they would use glass to make a bottle, but hardly

Ed Kiser, South Florida

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