Like with the round druggist bottles discussed above, the square types seemed to have been less popular than the other general shapes covered next rectangular and oval. Click to see the back side of this flask and the open bubble on the upper right shoulder. However, the general style, shape and glass color of a container can give strong clues to approximate age. Note: Various medicines were made in ointment form for external use so these type bottles had wide mouths for accessing the contents. Of course, many of these imperfections can be observed on later mouth-blown bottles and even some machine-made bottles in the 20th century.
However, the great bulk of their glass production seems to have been pressed pattern glass and high-quality tableware and novelties, especially throughout the later years of their operation. This is a really nice example that does appear to have been professionally cleaned in a restrained fashion; the embossing is certainly very bold. It is also embossed on the base Pat Jan 24 88 W. High Desert Books, Bottles, and Collectibles - Bottles For Sale Page. This bottle dates from the 1890s or more likely the early 20th century as it has a tooled double ring finish, blown in a cup-bottom mold, and has numerous air venting marks.
This list primarily includes marks that represent the actual glass company that made the container. Ayer's Sarsaparilla - which was bottled in a similar shape and size bottle - was also a very popular product from the mid-19th century some Ayer's bottles come with pontil scars to at least the mid-20th century Fike 1987. As an interesting side note, William J. This allows for a very tight dating range. It is visible in the enlarged version of the second image to the left. The homeopathic doctor chooses the proper remedy by following a special rule of nature called the Law of Similars.
Although this particular bottle is very uncommon, the oval in cross-section flattened shape is common to medicinal bottles made during the mid 19th century as well as later. This according to Ron Fowler's great book on Oregon soda bottles. I've recorded so far ten different mold variations sure used during the time span noted for the company. Has some decent crudity to the tooling of lip and body including some scattered bubbles. The color is a medium, bright amber color.
The common use of cup-bottom molds for most other types of bottles generally began in the mid-1880s to even 1890s; druggist bottle makers began using them much earlier. This example is a bit over 6. A must for the Oregon collector and a rare variation with the true applied finish. The main ingredients for making sarsaparilla were the roots from an assortment of plant species of the genus Smilax which are found throughout the world. Fascinating insider account of the patent medicine and medicine show industry from an admitted medicine show con-woman herself. Otherwise there are no chips, dings, cracks, fleabites, or noticeable staining - shiny and as nice as one can find. A nice bottle with lots of character.
As shown, the shape of these bottles tend towards the same relatively uniform round and square shapes, regardless of the manufacturer. These date ranges are also applicable to the majority of bottles of the same style that do not have proprietary embossing. Click on the following links to view a couple more images of this bottle: showing the W. Without the original labeling one will never know for sure, though the shape is similar to both the homeopathy and pill vials of the era 1900 to 1920. The group of oval druggist bottles is particularly rich with subtle variations some of which grade into the other discussed style shapes. Time period when this plant was in operation is uncertain.
The product in this small jar was named Holloway's Ointment and was imported into the U. Click on the following link to view a. The clincher is that a search of the Portland Business Directories indicates that J. . It is near mint with really no staining, no chips, cracks, or even much wear at all. Click to see an image of this base marking on a machine-made diamond lattice poison bottle like the example pictured to the right above; the suction scar or base parison mold line is faintly visible see the for more information on these subjects.
Would it most likely have contained Canadian Club whiskey? So this indicates that East Side Bottling ordered at least two batches of bottles - one in 1909 and one in 1910. The fourth unembossed label panel is not indented. David Begging for help here, found a small glass bottle in a wash at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona. This product was produced by the New York Pharmaceutical Association and dates from the early 20th century. Guetig, Conrad Selle, Tod Von Mechow, Don Dzuro, Johnnie W. See the section of the Bottle Bases page.
He died of a perforated ulcer on June 11, 1910 , leaving Lucy to care for Linus, Lucile and Pauline. Note: The label image in the Wilson's book shows the name spelled as Goewey, not the Gowey noted in the text of both books. Why this weird shaped version was made is anyone's guess; it holds probably less than half of what the square examples held. There is also some neat crudeness to the inner ring just inside the repair which is not a chip, but totally in-making. In any event, the D. The bottle pictured to the left is a mid-19th century medicine with a general shape rectangular with indented panels that was used for tens of thousands of different medicinal products from the mid-19th century until at least the Depression in the 20th century. Antique Medicine Bottle Hall of Fame Antique Medicine Bottle Hall of Fame Here are some of the best antique Medicine bottles seen on the Internet.
The bottle is also essentially mint with no chips, cracks, pings or staining and may or may not have been lightly cleaned, i. This example was blown in what I've determined was the first mold used for producing this company's bottles. This example is almost certainly the second mold used for producing this company's bottles and as noted, doesn't appear to be a true removable and replaceable plate mold. These marks usually served as some type of mold identification, indicating a particular mold used by a glass factory. They were probably not made after that time 1873 to 1874 as - according to the Markota's wonderful book on Western blob sodas - a Col. It is believed that he started his work around 1870 which was just after when the one mold used for these bottles was initially made around 1867.