Hi Founf this Brown bottle, with 219 on the bottom a piece of cork still inside.
what was it used for? does it have any value?
Hello and thanks for posting such good photos.
This form is known as a "strap sided flask" owing to the flat bars that run down each side edge. Your bottle has a tooled top and dates to the later 19th century. Definitely a bit of value if it is as perfect as it appears in the pictures. It was a spirits bottle - most likely whiskey since in an earlier time there was not the array of liquors we have today. Most drank whiskey.
Here is a link to completed auctions at eBay.com for the search phrase "strap sided flask amber" (most collectors say amber rather than brown) - auctions with amounts displayed in green actually sold.
Thank you very helpful...