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The following charts and pictures on the dating bottles pages listed below should help.Dating antique bottles requires knowledge of the evolution of bottle technology and the ability to research manufacturers and bottling companies.To aid beginning collectors and those interested in bottles I have developed a number of bottle time lines.These diagrams should help clarify age differences based on both form and function.
Is the base indented with an irregular to round pontil scar?This, and no mold seams, is another indication of a hand-blown bottle.A pontil rod held the nearly molten bottle during the final stages of manufacture.What technology, techniques, or processes were used to manufacture the bottle? Where did the bottle come from, i.e., where was it made and/or used? Where can I go for more information on historic bottles?
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.There are two main shapes of bottles: Burgundy-shaped bottles and Bordeaux-type bottles, the latter often with a little bulge in the bottle neck.