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Old 01-15-2011, 04:07 AM   #11
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Central Iowa
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Dad's got what looks like a 10 gal glass carboy. I have no idea how old it is, but it is the blueish/greenish glass. It has a few inches of pennies in it right now!
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Old 01-15-2011, 04:42 AM   #12
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All of my carboys are old ones I have picked up at flea markets. Got my 1965 6.5 gallon for free and only paid 10 for a 1919 one. It's green/bluish glass and is larger than 5 gallon but smaller than 6. I Also have a 1928 that came with a nice metal stand that it sits in that can rotate to pour. That one was only 15

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Old 01-15-2011, 05:07 AM   #13
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Bellingham Wa
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Is it thick or thin? I had a pretty old one and it was surprisingly thin. Mine was probably 40 years old... I ended up breaking it

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Old 01-15-2011, 02:26 PM   #14
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someone in my area was selling a 15 or 30 gallon glass carboy on craigslist for under $50. i wish i had the space for it.

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Old 11-03-2015, 11:31 PM   #15
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I just bought a bunch of carboys and one of them has no date but has the rhombus and the I you were talking about.

There's nearly no information on the web which is why I'm posting on a 4 year old thread.

The father of the man who I bought them from came to america in 1915 and brewed much wine in Italy and in america. I have no doubt it's old because the others are from 1920s and 30s but theres no date on this particular one, just a 9 and two 7s with the i inside the rhombus.

Would be amazed if you replied, any info would be appreciated.

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