Dating old glass bottles

There has been a shift to bag-in-box for cheaper wines, as well as more radical options such as Tetrapak and cans. Deterred and disappointed, I began to walk back down the beach towards where I had parked my car and I could not get that pottery piece out of my head and I was feeling guilty because I knew it wasn't right to feel so strong about wanting it.

This wonderful Coca-cola seaglass half-bottom was found on a favorite New England beach. One amusing aspect of sea glass collectors is that we prefer to find an old, coastal dump to explore rather than sunbathing on a pristine beach!

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I have included a pic of the bottom of one such bottle on the right. The main driving force behind the adoption of PET is an environmental one, and it has to do with the weight of the bottles, which reduces their carbon footprint through savings in the transport chain.

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Produced during the era where all bottles were an relatively rare and cherished commodity to be discarded only when broken i. The sea glass is from the Chesapeake Bay, the glass floats are from the Aleutians Islands.

The picture below at the left shows an iron pontil on the base jof a historical flask circa Thanks for sharing your find and your poem! These bottles were certainly used for wine as well as spirits. Answers to these questions will then direct a user to one of the two additional dating pages which are extensions of this key for the two major classes of bottles - mouth-blown bottles and machine-made bottles.

Neighbouring Hope Street was also closed to traffic. What you have found is commonly referred to as "black amethyst" glass and has been used in the manufature of many types of glassware products including bowls, vases and even bottons.

These blues are are among my favourite. It is referred to as "mallet" style as it resembles a mallet, I guess. Many such bottles with an initial on the base were purposely made with no glass manufacturer identification. That's a fine specimen and not your average find when looking for sea glass Caroline.

As noted, it has a cracked off finish which has some in making irregularities about it as it was likely just waved around a few seconds in the glass furnaces "glory hole" to smooth it out a bit. That's a great find and a great question Theresa!Some of the typical color terms used for identifying bottles are amber (brown), aqua (light blue-green tint), puce (purple), straw (yellow), strawberry puce (amethyst with strong pink tendancies), emerald green, black glass (very, very dark olive green), and more.

EARLY AMERICAN BOTTLES & FLASKS (Civil War era & before) Listed prices do not include shipping & insurance. Please read the Important Information for Buyers section on the main "Bottles For Sale" page for complete buyer information.

DR. J. HOSTETTER'S / STOMACH BITTERS - The black glass Hostetter's Stomach Bitters are not particularly rare but are a big hit with collectors. Over packing, cleaning, and moving tips, ideas, and hacks to make your move easier!

#1 is the best part of this whole thing. A printable Moving Binder- including an awesome moving timeline, checklists, cute moving announcement cards, and everything! First this cautionary note: Bottle dating is not a precise science!

Using physical, manufacturing related diagnostic features, most utilitarian bottles can usually only be accurately placed within a date range of years (i.e., or ). DATING BOTTLES BY THEIR TOPS AND BASES.

A Look at Bottle Bases.


One approach to helping beginner identify their old bottles involves show them the bases of old bottles. GLASS BOTTLE MARKS ~~~~ GLASS MANUFACTURERS’ MARKS ON BOTTLES AND OTHER GLASSWARE ~ PAGE 5 Note to readers: for introductory and explanatory comments and discussion concerning this GLASS MANUFACTURERS MARKS section of the website, please click on the “A-B” link below which points to “Page One” of five alphabetically-arranged pages.

Dating old glass bottles
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