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Article about: Were POW's during WW1 making ships in bottles? A buddy says that he has one that has been handed down from his grandparents. Would there be any way of tracing it?

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    Were POW's during WW1 making ships in bottles? A buddy says that he has one that has been handed down from his grandparents. Would there be any way of tracing it?

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    That sort of handycraft was reasonably common at the time especially amongst sailors/ people in coastal areas-it wouldn't be surprising as it doesn't take much in materials but does help fill in the time-authenticating such a thing would be difficult unless you could attach a name or location to a piece.

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    Just reading the headline - you sure do!!!
    That would be one BIG bottle!
    ;-))))

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    Greetings - Yes indeed, PoW during WW 1 made ships in bottles. I have a sample, also have a WW1 and a WW2 sample of a ship in a lightbulb.

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    Absolutely, WWI POW's from both sides built ships in bottles. Some of them were quite intricate and well done. The only way of tracing it at all would be to find out which camp it was made in, but unless the maker signed his name to it or a label, that would be about the best you could hope for.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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