Close up of iron pontil 1840-1865 Close up of an open pontil 1800-1865 1900 milk base for comparison A Close Look at the Owens Ring Beginning collectors often confuse an Owen's ring with a pontil mark and it is easy to see why this happens. These bottles date after 1940. If the seam extends only part way up the neck, the bottle was most likely formed between the late 1700s and the early 1800s. By the 1960s one machine could make 2500 bottles per hour! His machine also helped cause tremendous growth in the soft drink and beer industries, as these firms now had a less expensive way of packaging their products. While bluish and dark-tinted glass may indicate a piece older than a clear glass bottle, the many reproductions that exist today rule this out as a conclusive way to date a bottle. It was the Donald Duck tumbler in particular that got me to wondering about the catalog's date. However, use of the period after the one number date code in the 40's, and use of the two digit year code was inconsistently used by various production plants, therefore the 9 alone doesn't always mean 1939 with absolute certainty.
The bottle seam appears to go all the way to the lip. Anyway, one thing led to another and I started researching various things I was seeing in the catalog and eventually came up with the following: When I searched through numerous newspaper articles the newspaper site I subscribe to currently has 264,839,795 pages I discovered the absolute earliest advertisement I could find for the Disney tumblers was from 1936. However, there is no better source for determining potential use and period shape names than these old catalogs. Eric, This is an great question. Molded bottles have the lip molded as part of the entire bottle.
This will be a ring or area of rough glass from where a supporting rod held the bottle during glass blowing and definitively dates the glass as being vintage. Owens, a former resident of Newark, Ohio. Owens bottle ring- During the period of 1890 to 1910, Micheal Owens developed automated methods for opening and closing bottle molds which led to mass production of glass and bottles. The plant code is of no use either to help narrow down the date. The scar was left when the pontil was detached from the bottle.
Copyright © 2019 Bill Lindsey. The factory numbers did not change after the merger. Bottles with such markings date from approximately 1910 to 1960 Other Guidelines Specific embossing found on bottles can be an immediate indication of age. Therefore the piece of glass I found was manufactured using this process somewhere in that time frame. Owens rapidly made improvements as eh redesigned his machine numerous times and eventually over came the problems of uniformity see here. Both of these medicine bottles look much like their earlier counterparts.
Is the lettering applied and in color? This closure can be found on Whisky and medicine bottles of the 1837-1940 period. If that was the end of it, this would be a pretty lame blog post, but as it stands I am a fairly curious person and couldn't help digging a little deeper. . Early glassmakers tried their best to make uniform, quality wares; modern makers try hard to make their bottles look handblown. Their new glass mark, shown below, was a clever combination of the two old marks. 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.
Wheaton — Indicates glass made at the Wheaton Glassworks in southern New Jersey. Viewers are encouraged, for personal or classroom use, to download limited copies of posted material. Do these seem to have an exceptional weight to them without the stopper? Entire classes of bottles break the rule. Made at plant 3 in 1934. The symbols, therefore, are quite faded. This type of bottle was probably dip-molded and dates after circa 1820. And even though it is almost identical to the one I posted earlier, this one is the real deal, but with a few subtle differences.
Society for Historical Archaeology However, what we do know is that Pepsi and Coke now come in plastic bottles or aluminum cans. In the 1920s, the bottle mimicked early forms which were hand tooled and sealed with a cork. Handwork in glassblowing disappeared in the late 19th century. On the bottom there is a symbol that has what looks like an O or a circle with a diamond on it and another small thing inside of that. Since 2063 has yet to pass, and the company did not exist in 1863 nor did it use that symbol prior to the 1950's, the only possible year of production is 1963.
How much would this bottle be worth. However, this next piece of glass is not so easy. By the time of automated glassblowing in the 20th century, mass-production was quite uniform. This was a slow and tedious process. The bottle is fully painted, and only some small areas of missing paint.