Dating bottle glass
For a brief, basic discussion on glass (especially concerning the most common type of glass used for containers and tableware), check out my webpage here: What is Glass? Where was the physical location of the sand supply that eventually was turned into the glass piece that you hold in your hand?Every glass object, even the most lowly, commonplace glass bottle, has a story behind it, although all of the precise details may never be known. What was the name of the company or factory where it was produced? Is it American-made, or a piece that was produced outside the United States?That doesn’t mean it’s always easy, and figuring out the exact age can be a real hassle, but there are 11 basic clues and resources I use when trying to determine how old a dusty bottle of whiskey is.Below is a run through of each along with some additional resources at the end.
Embossed lettering is especially common on patent medicine bottles that date from the mid-19th century through the early 20th century. This often indicates the bottle manufacturer and will help date the bottle.Can the company / maker be identified by the markings on it? All of these questions might come to mind to the collector or layman, flea market shopper, historian, archaeologist, or casual hobbyist………..and my site attempts to answer, in at least some cases if possible, a couple of these questions: Where, and approximately when, perhaps, was this piece of glass made?Bottles With Mold Seams Check to see if seams go all the way from the base to the lip.If the seam disappears in the neck, then the bottle was probably "blown-in-mold," and dates circa 1800s to 1915.