There used to be over a hundred glass container companies operating during the late 1800s in the U. Adolphus Busch Glass Manufacturing Company, bottles made at their St. They were heavy producers of flint prescription ware. The letter is often very faint, and easily overlooked. The decanter offered on Ebay reads the same except the number after the encircled A is 50 rather than 51. The value of historic bottles is escalating, sometimes garnering hundreds, even thousands of dollars each.Next
Also, please check out this webpage on the sha. However, I would say that base markings did not become really common until the late 1870s — early 1880s. I should mention that only a small percentage of comments received are actually published on this site, since if every one was answered and published, my site would soon be loaded down with thousands of comments that could cause the pages to load more slowly for those with slower or older computers. I am sure this is an old Vaseline bottle as well from the information I found on your page, but on my clear glass bottle it does not say Vaseline. Dating Antique Bottles Dating Antique Bottles Many people are intrigued to know how old their bottle is. Without seeing the exact style, it would be hard to make a guess on age.Next
This is shown in the picture below on a bottle made sometime between 1890 and 1910. The punty rod was used to hold the hot bottle while the lip was formed and finished. The majority of the marks listed here are found on older bottles, but commonly seen trademarks used by present-day glass manufacturing concerns in the United States are also included. This company was just one incarnation in a series of glass firms based in Bristol, the earliest dating from the late 18th century. Ohio Bottle Company, Newark Ohio 1904-1905. There is a symbol of a diamond with a upper case I in thecenter and the number 4 under that.Next
Chicago, Illinois office — 1905-1916 ; Toledo, Ohio office — 1916-1929. Generally speaking, I may not be able to answer questions concerning bottles with only mold or catalog numbers embossed on the base. This mark appears on the base of a very dark colored ale or beer bottle from Great Britain, probably circa 1860s-1890s. Mark as shown appears on base shard of a square amber medicine bottle, possibly circa 1900-1920, photo submitted by Jon McCormack. . In the 1950s, bottles began to feature painted labels. New Albany Glass Works, New Albany, Indiana 1867- c.Next
Kandra Sperling is a freelance writer and photojournalist with more than 30 years' experience. It seems that there are only a handful of real students researching the characteristics of different origins. Beyond that the book includes more information about historic bottle identification typology , bottle production, and more than can be summarized here. This logo possibly dates from the earlier years of the company, perhaps up to circa 1895. For this website the distinction between the two categories is related to the varying time frames that different glass making techniques were used for for the two classes of bottles.
Exact stretch of years of usage of the N-Diamond mark is unclear, but it was surely in use at least during the 1950s and 1960s. When collecting glass, to avoid accidentally buying glass that wasn't actually made in Murano, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the current styles of glassware that are of Chinese origin. Louis glass factory location post-1891. This company is connected with D. A large amount of stylish, artistic and functional Scandinavian glass has been produced for several centuries.
Several marks were used at various times by this factory, and the exact period of time that each mark was used is not entirely certain. Graham Glass Company, Evansville, Indiana, this code used at their Okmulgee, Oklahoma glass plant. More info on Millville Bottle Works can be found in the reference book The Glass Gaffers of New Jersey by Adeline Pepper, published in 1971. I will be using this site regularly, as my husband has a knack for finding old bottles. And the stamped designs were just as wonderful.Next
As seen on base of kitchen canister or spice jar; Photo courtesy of Liz Clarke. Hi there, I found a clear glass pint bottle on a hike in Los Angeles. This termination of the side mold seam within the finish short of the rim Sheaffers ink or actually short of the finish itself green ink on these bottles makes it appear upon casual glance that these are mouth-blown bottles having either an Sheaffers or an green ink. The reason this is noted here is that the concept keeps popping up in the literature of bottle dating and identification ranging from Sellari's books Sellari 1970:5 published shortly after Kendrick's book to as recent as Fike 1998:4 and Heetderk's 2002:15. The disk-like mark is sometimes confused with a pontil. Search google with that phrase for a webpage that lists many of the permit numbers assigned and used by many glass companies.Next
I recently unearthed a bottle in my yard I believe to be an old prescription bottle. I found a duplicate on Ebay and am negotiating to purchase it. Made Miller brand beer bottles. Perhaps someone will find more info to solve this mystery! On earlier flasks, fruit jars, and soda bottles, and especially examples produced in the mid-nineteenth century period 1840s-1860s , the full factory name or initials may be embossed across the front. If you know your bottle is mouth-blown aka hand-made click to move directly to that page.Next