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    Owens-Illinois Bottle ID help

    Ok so I am new to the bottle side of T-Net but the more I dig up the more i want to know about them. I hail from Streator Il which used to be the Glass Manufacturing Capital of the World as we like to say. I want to collect older bottles made in Streator which will take time since I'm down in South Carolina. This bottle i found at a site where I've been digging up CW artifacts and I ended up finding a more modern dump site. I know that the left side 12 means it was made in Gas City, Indiana. But other than that I'm not sure. Is it a medicine bottle or pill bottle? The seam goes all the way to the top. I think the bottom number is either 15 or 45 (leaning towards 15). Not sure what the right side number/date code is. So yeah take a look and let me know what y'all think. I appreciate any info you can provide.

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    This is a bottle made by the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, mid 40s, 50s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJKLAGT View Post
    This is a bottle made by the Owens-Illinois Glass Company, mid 40s, 50s.
    Thanks. Can i ask how you know its from the 40's to 50's just so i can get better at aging?
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    Sir, you've just opened a great big can of worms! Haha, here's a nice SHA article on the 'bewildering array of Owens-Illinois Glass Co. logos': https://sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/OwensIllinois2015.pdf

    I'm just going off my round idea of what these kinds of things look like, but someone on this forum will know how to better read the codes!
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    Maybe that '45' on the bottom means 1945? I'm not too sure.

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    What's the number on the right, this appears to be 1920-30ish...
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    Looks like 7 to me with the dot after it, so i'm gonna say 1937
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    Owens-Illinois Bottle ID help

    I might have an old bottle or 2 made by SB&G Co tucked away somewhere. I think they are slick beers from the 1880-90's. Send me your address in a private message and I'll send you what I have, if you're interested
    Last edited by Bass; Apr 19, 2016 at 07:06 PM.

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    Can't be in the 20s since the factory didn't start production until 1930.
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    Quote Originally Posted by epackage View Post
    Looks like 7 to me with the dot after it, so i'm gonna say 1937
    I thought it kinda looked like a 7 with a dot as well. Not sure if that means 37 or not. Just starting to research what all the codes mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stef45 View Post
    I thought it kinda looked like a 7 with a dot as well. Not sure if that means 37 or not. Just starting to research what all the codes mean.
    7 with a dot is 1937, no doubt...
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