Dating collectable glass
This huge (555 pages), recently released work is one of the best "bottle books" there is for helping with the complicated subject of bottle identification.This book includes - for the first time in print - a summary of this websites () bottle dating key as a chapter entitled "Summary Guide to Dating Bottles" by this author (pages 33 to 49).If you are interested in identifying what a bottle was likely used for - i.e., what "type" of bottle it is (aka "typology") - the Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes page and the extensive array of related sub-pages should be visited.This very large complex of pages includes bottle type specific sub-pages with extensive style based dating information, including complete scans of 5 different early 20th century (1906 to 1933) bottle makers catalogs spanning the mouth-blown to machine-made bottle manufacturing era!Be aware that none of the pages are all inclusive since related information exists on one or many other website pages.For example, there is information pertinent to dating a bottle on virtually every website page.It also includes "Bottle Dating Worksheets" (pages 51 to 55) by Rebecca Allen and this author to assist in the systematic dating of an historic bottle based on the information in that dating key as well as other information on the website.
Disney often includes commemorative write-ups, or numbers limited-edition pieces through a pamphlet included with a fully intact item. Many can approximate the year an item was created based upon style, materials used and overall condition.In addition, this site also assists the user with these questions: 3.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?This bottle is an Owens-Illinois Glass Company produced beer bottle made in 1941 by the Oakland, CA. If you are attempting to estimate the approximate manufacturing date - or age - of a particular bottle (or significant sized fragment) the first page to visit would be the Bottle Dating page and its related sub-pages.These pages lead a user through a series of questions about the physical - or morphological - characteristics of historic bottles which help to narrow down the age of an item.
The "Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes" complex of pages is in essence an on-line "type collection" of major bottles styles and types made from the late 18th through mid-20th centuries.