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Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information

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  • Posted By: Jeff
  • Posted: June 27, 2011
  • Last Updated: June 27, 2011
  • Comments: 1
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  • Category: Online Resources » Glass
  • Tags: #glass #bottle #glass bottle #antique bottle #antique glass bottle #old bottle #blob top #medicine bottle #whiskey bottle
  • Description: This is the bible for Bottle Identification. Since there were hundreds of thousands of uniquely different bottles produced in the United States (and Canada**) between 1800 and the 1950s, it is beyond the scope or even possibility of this or any website (or book) to provide specific details about more than just a tiny fraction of those bottles (Fike 1987). This site instead attempts to help the user determine some key facts - approximate age & function - about any given bottle based on observable physical characteristics. Hundreds of specific historic bottles are used as examples within the pages of this website to illustrate the concepts discussed; with luck you may find the specific bottle you have an interest in discussed though typically you will not.

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