Dating antique beer bottles
I am striving to add more articles on this site relating to glass and glass collecting, both of a general nature, and addressing certain collecting “niches”, as time and energy permits! If it’s a question that is already answered somewhere on this site, then a *keyword search* will have to suffice (look along the top right-hand area of any page for the search box), and I may not reply with an individual answer.
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They also had a few coke commerative bottles that i almost bought, but they were 5.00 each. Personally I never quite thought of this style as a deco bottle.
Jay be the original date when this particular bottle first came out. It's kind of ordinary compared to so many of the elaborate designs that came out during the 1920s - 30s - and even a few during the early 1940s.
But later had it pointed out to me that it was in fact a "foil" label.
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.
Walbridge, Cecil Munsey, Roger Peters, Gene Blasi, Adeline Pepper, Arthur G. This site also utilizes, to some degree, my own research and observations over several years of collecting & studying antique bottles, insulators and other glassware. It has been increasingly more difficult to keep up with answering emails and posts concerning glass bottle markings and related information. In about 40 to 50 percent of the cases, after I answer a query by email, I do not receive the slightest reply or acknowledgement, not even a brief “thank you”.
I hope this list will be of assistance to those interested in antique bottles and other glass containers made in the United States and the history behind the factories that manufactured them. (I believe Because of this I am going to have to stop answering all but questions of the very widest interest to the collecting public.
From the standpoint of most collectors of antique bottles, the name and location of the company the bottle was made for, and the name of the product that was originally contained in the bottle (one or both of which may be embossed on the bottle) is often considered to be of more interest or importance than the glass factory where the bottle was actually manufactured.
However, this site is geared with more emphasis on the actual themselves.