Bottle dating old

08 Nov

Since there were hundreds of thousands of uniquely different bottles produced in the United States (and Canada**) between the late 18th century and the 1950s (Fike 1987), it is beyond the scope or even possibility of this site (or website or book) to provide specific details about more than just a tiny fraction of a percent of that variety of bottles.Even then the bottles discussed in depth are so primarily to illustrate the presented information and concepts.Beginning collectors often wonder how to tell the age of a particular bottle.One of the most important clues to the age of a bottle is the style of the lip.

Then with a twisting motion, the top was uniformly shaped. Bottles, jars, jugs and containers of all types, antique fruit jars, glass insulators, fishing net floats, EAPG (Early American Pattern Glass), Depression Glass, antique children’s mugs, and other items are some of the forms of glass I enjoy learning more about. I’m interested in the general history of the glass manufacturing industry in the United States, especially within the sphere of container glass, electrical insulators and tableware (both pressed and blown).On the back of the containers in blue appeared the contents: "After Shave Talc," "After Shaving Lotion," or "Cologne for Men." Over the years, the Grand Turk has taken on a more stylized appearance.By the 1940s, the demand for Old Spice After Shave and Talc had risen to the millions of bottles.