Thanks for any info. I have a small pink or rose colored bowl, possibly a fruit bowl? May 10, at 9: October 30, at 7: Private molds could be had with embossing or for bottles of unusual design.
The lines you see are vertical mold seams. April 9, at 5: Thank you very much. Apparently to denote measurements. I have a small corked bottle with 2 raised bumps and a leaf on the base of bottle. March 9, at 6:
This motion also erased the mold seam in the process. Other questions may or may not be answered, simply because I do NOT have the time and energy to answer all of them. The practice of using private molds became popular around of the middle of the nineteenth century. Just this morning my father found a brown bottle about 18cm in height.
We have recently found a Dr. Hi David, We moved into a house in Stinson Beach last year that is on a double parcel and is built over the footprint of a cabin that was torn down in the late seventies. March 9, at 6: I found a beer looking bottle very thick with WA. Hope this helps, David. Also a small embossed symbol of a jar, shaped wider at the top.
January 19, at 9: This is shown in the picture below on a bottle made sometime between and The larger one is the Owen's ring. I have a Diet Rite which was an RC brand, with the number 73 on the bottom. Beside that is the number
There are lines towards the top and also toward the bottom that look like some form of decoration. April 12, at I would assume it was made sometime in the ss, but it is hard to say with certainty. September 7, at 9:
Does the F or the 7 mean anything to you or could that give me any direction to search as to find the general time or company that produced this rare item? Would love to know anything about it. The lips of bottles made before were often crudely applied and careful examination shows these irregularities. In the picture below are shown a number of lip styles common during the last century. The clear versions came later, perhaps after the mids.
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It says it is a moth proofing chemical. July 18, at 5: July 18, at 7: What do the letter and number code mean?
I am only ONE person and have a regular job. Found a brown bottle about four inches tall in pomona ny while working on the mtn no markings but on bottom the number 7 then what looks like a celtic symbol or saturn and then the num 6 its filled with dirt was partially in the ground at the neck thers one seam another above it but bigger top of bottle flat withtiny tiny seam again? November 18, at 8: Perhaps a reader can supply more info not very likely, to be honest with you or you can try contacting them directly through their website. However, by following some basic guidelines anyone can determine approximate age.
- October 19, at 1: March 30, at 8: Look closely at the mold seam and where the lip meets the bottle. Mold Seam Most bottles produced in the past years were formed by blowing molten glass into a mold. I live on the Jersey Shore, which might help or not Thank you! I have a glass bottle that has a serial number etched in it just above the dots at bottom of glass, this glass bottle has a cobblestone body and what looks like a seem , it also has the number 43 in center as well as other numbers around base of bottle.
- November 25, at 5: As with many companies, finding any history is a research project which begins with searching city directories, town records, historical societies, etc. Sorry, not sure which year would be correct. Virtually none of that era are known in clear glass. Does the F or the 7 mean anything to you or could that give me any direction to search as to find the general time or company that produced this rare item?
Edward, in this particular example, I am not sure, since I am not familiar with code markings used by Wheaton on their vials and medicinal containers, but I would guess the numbers are codes for that particular bottle style, along with a mold identifier number. April 20, at 6: June 13, at
This outline covers basic patterns but note that there are exceptions to every rule. Looking at the base of a bottle is also helpful in determining the age. October 21, at 1: Hello, I have a clear floral vase 10 inches in height with an E. Andrew, thanks for your post. Bottles with such markings date from approximately to Other Guidelines Specific embossing found on bottles can be an immediate indication of age.
Sorry I have no info! In any case, concerning value, I can only suggest you might try selling a jug online auction site and see what happens. SG S, with 4 dots around botom of the S. As with many companies, finding any history is a research project which begins with searching city directories, town records, historical societies, etc. February 20, at 1: Your page is so awesome!