Kyle is stumped! Can you identify this item?

Sandy Sparks, Associate Editor and AT blog poster du jour here…

Q
This glass car bottle is 20 inches long. Do you know its age? What was it used for?
– D.L.., Granbury, Texas

A This large car-shaped glass bottle is a mystery to me. The style of the auto would seem to date it to the late 1920s or early 1930s. I know that various household products, such as vinegar, were bottled in “figural” bottles during that era but if this had an identifying paper label it has long ago disappeared. Perhaps some reader can tell us more about this unusual piece. It certainly doesn’t seem to be listed in the various bottle references I checked.

Help solve the mystery! If you know what this unusual jar was used for, let us know.

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