Milk bottle dating
Chart 1 The Basics of Dating Bottles Readers first need to develop the vocabulary necessary to distinguish early and late forms of bottles.
The following charts and pictures on the dating bottles pages listed below should help.
One of the most frequently asked questions about old bottles is, 'How old is this bottle?
' Often beginners have a difficult time distinguishing between old and new bottles especially when is comes to modern reproductions.
One can find quite a bit of information on my web site and across the Internet about dating bottles based on whether the mold seam goes up and over the lip or if the bottle has a 'pontil' on the base.
Even given these descriptions beginning often mistake a machine made Owen ring on the base of a bottle with a pontil.
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?Glass-making factories in earlier days were, for the most part, rather unpleasant places……the general inside environment could be, and often was, brutal.Blue Aqua or “Hemingray Blue” CD 257 “Mickey Mouse” style glass insulator." data-medium-file="https:// data-large-file="https:// class="wp-image-3187 size-medium" title="CD 257 Hemingray Power Line insulator" src="https:// alt="Blue Aqua or "Hemingray Blue" CD 257 "Mickey Mouse" style glass insulator." width="249" height="300" srcset="https:// https:// sizes="(max-width: 249px) 100vw, 249px" / Some of the information on glass insulators is from research originally compiled by N. Woodward, creator of the “CD” (Consolidated Design) numbering system now used worldwide by collectors for identifying and cataloging insulators.
Please click here which will take you to the first page with more introductory information and explanatory comments: GLASS BOTTLE MARKS.