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Dating youth dew bottles

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These machines were licensed by Owens Bottle Company and used by many other companies, however. Once again more information could be found on these bottles by searching the internet.

The pictures below show that neither of these bottles have any evidence of a pontil scar on the base. Once the likely bottle age or date range is determined, some examples of other places to look for more information is provided.

However, for example sake we will continue through the questions. Move to the next question. There is, however, one additional bit of information that greatly assists the dating of this bottle - the very faint rectangle embossed on the front heel of the bottle.

This question deals with whether the base of a bottle has a pontil scar, and if present, what type of pontil scar. However, there is some which is quite useful in narrowing down the age. However, one can usually ascertain something more about most historic bottles if one is willing to spend some time doing additional research in libraries, on the internet, museums, and other places.

Since the glass is without bubbles, it likely dates during or after the mids. The two latter works would provide some general information on milk bottles that would be pertinent though not specific to this Nevada example. We now know that this bottle was either a free-blown or dip molded and that it is highly likely to date prior to - possibly much earlier. This bottle keyed out much quicker than the first example because this is as far as the dating key goes for free-blown bottles.

This is not inconsistent with the

This is an example of the importance of makers marks - when such a mark is present - in the entire equation of dating a bottle. The blowpipe style pontil scar puts the date of this bottle as no later than approximately and does indicate that it could date back to or even before. This gives added evidence that the bottle definitely dates prior to or so. However, these bottles lack other mouth-blown characteristics and have one feature that is only found on machine-made bottles made by a press-and-blow machine - a valve or ejection mark on the base. The reverse side and base are not embossed.

This feature makes it likely that this bottle dates from or after the late s. The makers mark cinches the date in the s of course, but without this marking the bottle date could not be refined further. This is consistent with the very flattened embossing on this bottle can not be seen in the picture.

This is the point in the Dating key where our two bottles diverge from each other. This is not inconsistent with the dating done above but is on the earlier edge of the range. On close observation it is apparent that neither bottle has a ground down top surface to the finish. The embossing indicates that these have to be a molded bottles and can not be either free-blown, dip molded, or from a turn-mold.

It is likely this bottle also dates from that era, i. This question asks if there is either any embossing on the bottle or if there are mold seams present on the body, shoulder, or neck. It shows that the side mold seam on both bottles stop well below the top of the finish. The noted scuffing and wear on the bottle is a result of milk bottles typically being reused dozens or scores of times Lockhart pers.