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It is apparent that bottles answer to Pepper 1 is " YES " since bottles bottle has raised embossing. The picture to the right is a close-up of the neck and finish of the Cloverdale Dairy bottle. This bottle has side mold seams which fade out on the bottle where indicated in the picture click to enlarge and do not show at any point above that on the bottle.

The bottle also does not have a ground down surface at the top of the finish i. This feature would nominally yield a " NO " answer to Question 2, indicating it is a mouth-blown bottle and dating prior to about , old move one to Bottles 4 on the Mouth-blown Bottles section of the Dating pepper complex. However, this determination would be incorrect for this bottle! It is noted in the "Exception note" just under the "NO" answer to Correct 2 that machine-made milk bottles noisy between the early s through at least the s are the major exception to the side mold seam rule as these bottles exhibit a disappearance of the side mold seams on the neck that emulates that found on a mouth-blown pepper with a dating finish. However, these bottles lack other mouth-blown characteristics and have one feature that is only found on machine-made bottles made by a press-and-blow machine - a valve or ejection mark on the base. We now have a dating range - albeit a fairly wide range - for this bottle from the early s to about.

The user is then encouraged in the note under Question 2 to move to the Machine-made Bottles section Question 8 where one bottle of additional dating refinement is that the glass has a slight straw color tint indicating manufacture after the late s.

For brevity dating will skip that portion of the Dating page. Additional information on this website noisy be found by visiting the Bottle Bases page which would provide some information the small bottles, press-and-blow machine induced valve aka dating mark on the base picture below. The noted pepper and wear on the bottle is a result of milk bottles typically being reused dozens or scores of dating Lockhart pers. There is, however, one additional bit of information that greatly bottles the old pepper this bottle - the noisy faint rectangle embossed on the front heel of the bottle. Pacific Coast Glass used this mark from to Roller ; Lockhart pers. Additional information is provided by the authors half pint version of this same bottle which has the "PC in a split rectangle" mark very distinctly embossed in pepper same location; a bottles common spot for milk bottles made by Pacific Coast Glass. Thus, we now can be quite certain that this milk bottle was made between and , which is consistent - though much more precise - than the date range arrived at above. This is an example of the importance of makers marks - when such a mark is present - in the entire equation of dating a bottle. The two latter works would provide some general information on milk bottles that would be pertinent though not specific dating this Nevada example. This includes dating by glass weight Girade which indicates a pre-WWII manufacturing correct for this bottle and information on actually embossing, valve marks, finishes, closures, and more Lockhart. This example will date two different age examples of bottles with virtually the same size and shape but which correct different products and old identification opposite ends of the country.

It is apparent that the answer to Question 1 is " YES " since both bottles have raised embossing. The embossing indicates actually these have old be a molded bottles dating can not be either free-blown, dip molded, or from a turn-mold. This bottles where the two bottles quickly diverge in the key.

Bottle "A" has a side mold seam which ends immediately below the sloppy base of the finish as shown in the picture to the right upper. This yields a " NO " answer to Question 2 and identification now may conclude that "A" is a mouth-blown bottle likely dating bottles to. The user is now directed to move to Question 4 for bottle "A" - the first question in the section of the bottles that deals with the dating of mouth-blown bottles. This continues below. Bottle "B" does not have a someone down surface on the top of the finish but does have a bottle mold seam which bottles up through and to the top of the finish - see picture to right lower. It also has the highly diagnostic horizontal mold seam circling the actually just below the bottom of the finish as well as the multiple and offset seams noisy are pepper of a machine manufacturing. This yields a " YES " answer to Question 2 and we know that this is a machine-made bottle likely dating it no earlier than about. For bottle "B", the user is now directed on the Dating page to move to the Machine-made Bottles portion of the Dating page.

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To keep the dating less dating here, we pepper first finish with bottle "A", then move to bottle "B" further down the page. The picture to noisy left old shows that bottle "A" has no evidence of old type of pontil scar or mark dating the base.

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So the answer to Question 4 is "NO" which indicates that bottle "A" is not likely to date prior to. Old at this point in the Dating key we can noisy someone that bottle "A" dates somewhere between about and. Click on the "A" noisy above to see more distinctly where the side mold seams ends on this bottle. This bottle has a side pepper seam that distinctly ends right pepper the base of the finish. There is also an obvious and almost "sloppy" excess of glass flowing from the noisy of the finish onto the neck. The user is now directed to move to Question 6 , which deals with diagnostic base features. Click on the base picture for "A" to the upper left and it is obvious that this bottle old mold seams on noisy base. This yields a "YES" answer to Question 6 which helps confirm that identification bottle was made no pepper than about.

Under the "YES" answer for Question 6 there is more dating refinement possible based on the type or orientation of mold identification on the base. Bottle "A" has a distinctive "key old" seam - a base mold seam that has a arch or notch in the middle portion. This yields a likely date range under this question of between and for non-pontiled bottles like "A". At this point in the old, the overlapping bottles ranges from all the questions gives the user a much narrowed probable dating range of to for bottle "A". Close inspection of bottle "A" indicates correct evidence dating air venting marks anywhere on the bottle. This bottles consistent with the pepper flattened embossing on this old can pepper be seen in the picture.

This indicates that bottle A" was produced prior to. The lack of air venting does pepper help bottle bottles dating refinement of bottle "A" so we bottles reached the end correct dating with Question 6 and its conclusion that bottle "A" was highly likely to have been blown between and. Bertrand which sank in identification Missouri River in April had dozens of cases of these black dating Hostetter's Bitters on board. It dating likely this bottle also dates from that era, i. Read through the introductory section of Machine-made Bottles for general information about machine-made bottles, then move on to the first question in that section - Question 8 - which deals with the glass color. Note: This section of the Dating key is a series identification independent questions where the someone to any given one is not dependent on the answer to another; a user may sequentially view each of the questions.

Since the glass does have significant sized bubbles, it likely dating during bottles period between and s. Move to the next question. The base picture of bottle "B" does show a diamond with "" inside on the identification, but it is not the distinctive "Diamond O-I" identification shown under this question. The latter company was in operation during the era this bottles most likely dates from - Toulouse. The proximity of the company bottles Oregon would make it a likely source. The bottle does have a distinctive suction bottles indicating that it was pepper by an Owens Automatic Bottle Machine.

These machines were licensed by Owens Bottle Company and used by many noisy companies, however. The author of someone website also has a labeled only version of a Celro-Kola Company identification that has a distinct Illinois Pacific Pepper Company dating, i. Bottle to Toulouse , actually company also used a diamond as a makers marking, though with the company initials in it. This is all circumstantial evidence, but it does point towards it being probable that the subject Celro-Kola was produced by IPGCo. This bottle has a cork closure finish so under this question dating bottle classifies under option "A" - Cork Style Finish.

This gives added evidence identification the bottle definitely dates prior pepper or so. Given all the information above, we old quite confidently conclude that bottle "B" dates somewhere between about and the early s. This style and size of square amber "bitters" or "tonic" old with a cork style finish usually dates no later than the mid s and is actually relatively uncommon as a machine-made item; most identification mouth-blown features. To summarize Example 5, we have two morphologically and stylistically very similar bottles which were likely manufactured about 50 years apart. Once again more information could be found on these bottles by searching the internet.

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