Can anyone help me identify this piece of glass?

by Jennifer
(Ventura, Ca)


Found in Oxnard Ca at Oxnard Shores Beach.

Very thick, approx 1 1/2”long and 1”wide, light grey/clear in color, slight curve to the piece as well.

Letters “OKLA” are visible.

Thank you to anyone who can help - definitely piquing my interest as to what it might be from!

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Apr 25, 2018
Thank you Patrick
by: Anonymous

Thank you for the information on the McAlester Oklahoma bottling companies and the link to the bottle images. I agree the lettering looks very much like the lettering in the piece I found, so that could very well be it's origin. I wonder how old it could be, but I'm happy to have found out where it likely originated from. Thanks again!

Apr 23, 2018
McAlester Oklahoma
by: Patrick

I’d encourage you to poke around image searches for McAlester, Oklahoma bottling. Lots of companies bottled soda/said a water there and the OKLA. looks similar to the branding all the bottles carried. The curved lettering looks very similar to this bottle I found:
https://goo.gl/images/5V4ydh

Best of luck, Patrick

Mar 21, 2018
Thank you
by: Anonymous

Thank you for your comments - I will research those possibilities!

Mar 21, 2018
OKLA
by: Anonymous

There is also an excellent historical glass bottle websight run by the Bureau of Land management that might be a good resource for you. I can't think of the exact name of the sight right off the top of my head but, it should be easy to google.
-GR




Note from Odyssey Sea Glass - here's the web site, a great resource that we have quoted many times:

https://sha.org/resources/newsletter-articles/owens-illinois-glass-company/


Mar 21, 2018
"OAKL" sea glass
by: Gregsboat1

Hi,
This is my first post on this sight but, I am a big sea glass fan and a serious glass fishing float collector. In light of where this piece of glass was found, my best guess would be "OAKLAND", CA.

Owens-Illinois Glass Company used to make fishing floats at a plant in Oalkand so, it may have come from there...

I hope that helps.

-GR

Mar 20, 2018
Yes it's lovely, but...
by: Jennifer

I've been a seaglass hunter for about 2 years now, ever since moving closer to the beach and realizing that this lovely treasure awaits. And along with the pleasure of going on a treasure hunt and finding beautiful pieces of glass, I also enjoy learning about where the glass might have originated.

This is the first piece I've found that has markings on it, so I am very interested in trying to find out where it might have come from, which is why I posted.

Mar 20, 2018
Gorgeous!
by: Anonymous

It's lovely, isn't hat enough? some things speak volumes!!

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