Time has taken its toll on records, of course, but much of what happened in the past was simply not documented well or at all as with most endeavors of common people in the past. Can you help me with this? Warning Do not estimate a bottle's age by its shape. Most of the information on Brody that has been posted online dates from or and before.
Dating Bottles by Color Is the bottle machine made and aqua- or light green in color? By the midth century, embossed lettering and marking on bottle bodies and bases, denoting manufacturers and products, made more precise dating possible. For example, there is information pertinent to dating a bottle on virtually every website page. There is also no neck ring mold seam immediately below the finish like found on most Owens machine produced bottles and on a majority of all machine-made bottles. Post Bottles Do the mold seams go all the way from the base to the lip?
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This closure can be found on Whisky and medicine bottles of the period. Brody company makes floral vases today and the C is the model number. Many of them are of amber glass and often they have some type of fish graphic raised embossing on the sides. Turn-mold bottle body showing faint concentric rings. Hm, I followed the advice given.
What do the letter and number code mean? If you wish, ftm you can email me a pic of the bottom to my address which is listed at the bottom right of any page on this site. Both require more specific research to refine the bottle's date beyond observation of technology. Click canning jar to view the typology page section devoted to that category.
Can you provide specific background sources for your statement i. Hi Deanna, could you please give some references for this? They were possibly produced as early as the late s, in shades of aqua, light green, light blue, laid cornflower blue and other colors.
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It has a clear liquid and Ann orangish liquid which separate in the bottle. You would take one ounce at a time. American National Can Company mark. We moved into a house in Stinson Beach last year that is on a double parcel and is built over the footprint of a cabin that was torn down in the late seventies.
If you wish, email me a photo of the bottle and the base markings to the address on lower bottom right of any page on this site. Any idea what manufacturer? These two manufacturing types can be hard to differentiate from each other, though free-blown bottles are almost always round or oval in cross-section and have lines that are not sharp i. Please check out my page on the Chas H Fletcher bottles.
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My email address is listed at the bottom right hand corner of any page on this site. Fifth is white with symbol of an arrow with flat bottom and J L on each side. What is the age of the bottle?
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Thousands of people ask Digger questions about their bottles. As with any general rule, there is usually an exception here or there. Other information on this website usually must be reviewed to fine tune the information about a specific bottle. The glass has a seam on an edge and has bubbles in the glass. Recycling was very common until the midth century.
But this needs to be confirmed because of reproductions, and the company's commemorative versions which resemble antique bottles. Now, my main question with the two of them is whether I can find a list of rectifier or distiller numbers, so that I can find out what these bottles may have contained? All of them have numbers on the bottom.
This is the base of the bottle whose lip is shown above left. Note the diagonal line which cuts across the base is obliterated by the Owens Ring the large off-center curcular feature. And like Eric Morey it is only written on the bottom but unlike Eric I could not see a number. The marks are in very good shape.
Numbers on the bottoms of glass bottles and jars Numbers digits embossed on the bottoms of glass bottles and jars. Place a beer bottle crown on the opening of the bottle. Thank you for any info you can give!
This entire website is essentially a key to the dating and typing of bottles. The automatic bottle machine was much more precise in gathering an exact amount of glass and the same amount of glass for each bottle this consistency lead to more uniform products. If you know your bottle is machine-made click Machine-Made Bottles to move directly to that page.
First off, thank you for maintaining and being awesome with this website! The title of any given page gives the predominant theme of that page and would be the first place to start when pursuing information on that particular subject. Any possibility it might be a small model paint jar, such as Testors?
The image to the right is a close-up of a small, medium green, machine-made ink bottle. Any information would be greatly appreciated. What is a utilitarian bottle or jar? The bottle is brown in color and has what appears to be raised diamonds surrounding the bottle.
- Kaydee, without seeing the bottle, it sounds like it may be an Owens-Illinois Glass Co.
- If there is any identifiable mark on the bottom of a bottle, the mark might be listed here.
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There are a lot of questions and much uncertainty on these bottles. Even then the bottles discussed in depth are so primarily to illustrate the presented information and concepts. List of Hobbies for Couples.
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This is done to allow the user to get more information or clarification as they proceed through the key. They were often saved and re-used as decanters, vases, etc, so lots of them are still around. Please see my page on Owens-Illinois. There are three types of stamps on this set. That is the point of this website.
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What can you tell me about this vase? If the neck is too large for the crown to fit, then it is not an antique. It also depends on exactly which glass company produced the container, free as all firms do not use the same system of markings. Is the base indented with an irregular to round pontil scar? There are concentric raised rings from the center to the outer double ring of raised dots.