Dating antique bottles uk

19 Dec

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.

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.

This makes its location on the SHA website in the new "Research Resources" section particularly appropriate.

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Dating antique bottles requires knowledge of the evolution of bottle technology and the ability to research manufacturers and bottling companies.

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.

I will add them to the Bottle Dump, and will always include your name for credits.

Goffes bulb codd hybrid: photo by Grahame Smith 27/12/2016 Added LONDON - WILLIAM NORTH to the family links page Added Colin Stott's request for West Cornwall items to the wanted page 03/05/2016.

(Specifics on what a pontil looks like or how to tell the age based on the mold seam can be found in Bottle Basics.) While these two characteristics are often a strong clue to age, readers will be further helped by developing an understanding how the various categories of bottles changed over time.

To aid beginning collectors and those interested in bottles I have developed a number of bottle time lines.