AJ...I am very surprised by your post. There is no hippocracy here on my part or your part. Like you said in your post to me..."Isn't This what these forum are for ED??? To share observations, to inform, to gather information".
This is how this forum is and works. Remember, this is a forum. It involves all of us. When you made your statement that you thought this was a Boer War bottle, I responded that I believed otherwise as I have done on this topic before. Did you read all the posts? I was a major contributor. I was simply refuting your claim. And as you said, "To share observations, to inform, to gather information". I dissagreed with you. And people have dissagreed with me. I did not throw anybody under a bus. nor has anybody spoken to me in the years I have been here like you have in your last post. I don't think people would interact with me if I threw them under the bus. I challenge anybody who I think is wrong. So does EVERYBODY else on this forum. I have been challenged by forum member frogsmile about a belt buckle and I think he is probably correct.
AJ, this is how this forum works. These are not my rules, this is just how every forum I have ever been in works. Wether it be a music forum, guitar forum, gun forum, or any forum.
I loved you images and narrative. But what if you posted the wrong issue year of one of your bottle images. Can't you be corrected with the proper issue year? Can I not dissagree with your assessment of the provinance of this water bottle?
I have not been rude to you in any way,shape or form. But your last sentance of your last post certainly has to me. "Love to see your Victorian era water bottles ED". That can easily be translated into what you really mean, and it is not good.
But enough of this. Something came up on one of AJ's water bottles that was brought up this week about a service helmet. We were discussing the use of herringbone strapping on an altered or "made up" of parts helmet that was presented to the forum by a new poster. The helmet in question had what appeared to be a real helmet shell, (maybe not), and a weird suspension system that was found out to be the suspension of an American WWII helmet or a early American football helmet. I made a statement that I did not know if strapping with a herringbone weave was even available in Victorian times. Cloth was available for herringbone suits, but strapping? Well two or more of AJ's large bottles have a wide herringbone strapping. Ther you go, another issue solved.