135-year-old glass message was unearthed in Scotland, hidden beneath the home’s floor. Despite the fact that the telegram had neither a secret location for a priceless treasure nor any wise counsel, it did contain a humorous message from two Victorians.
Paul Allan, the proprietor of WF Wightman Plumbing, recently stumbled upon this statement in glass found in Scotland while working on a home in Edinburgh’s Morningside neighborhood.
Allan was amazed by his unexpected find and hurried to inform Eilidh Stimpson, the home’s owner. She made a choice to hold off on shattering the glass with a hammer in order to show the ticket until her two kids returned home from school.
Allan was amazed by his unexpected find and hurried to inform Eilidh Stimpson, the home’s owner. She made the choice to hold off on shattering the glass with a hammer in order to show the ticket until her two kids returned home from school.
They unfolded the torn sheet of paper which was covered with a scrawled hand writing that read: ‘James Ritchie and John Grieve fitted this floor but they didn’t drink the whisky. October 6, 1887″.
“Whoever finds this bottle may think the dust is spreading along the road,” the message read.
Allan speculates that the message was found underneath what would have been a maid’s chamber when the home was erected, but no additional information regarding the note’s writers is known.
This message in a bottle is very old—at 135 years old—and could perhaps be the oldest one ever discovered.
A 132-year-old bottle discovered in Australia held the previous record until this one was made. A family taking a stroll along the beach in Western Australia in 2018 discovered the bottle. The bottle turned out to be an actual late 19th-century Dutch gin bottle.
But if this recent find in Scotland is authentic and accurately dated, however, then it could win the title of the world’s oldest message in a glass bottle.