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.
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Hopefully this database will be of some help to those who are attempting to assign an approximate date range to a particular bottle, assuming it carries an identifiable glass manufacturer’s mark. Co.” Also, the abbreviation “Co” (Company) sometimes may be found embossed with either an upper- or lower-case “O” on various bottles made by the same manufacturer.
be a glass manufacturer’s mark and so may not be listed here. Many bottles carry only a number (or numbers) on the base.
Key sections include dating, typing/typology, glassmaking, colors, finishes, bodies and seams, bases, fragment identification and a glossary.
Bill Lindsey discusses antique bottles, including mouth blown bottles, bitters, figurals, inks, medicines, flasks, and many other varieties.
These diagrams should help clarify age differences based on both form and function.