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    What would this have held and how old?

    Hey everybody! This bottle is thinner at the bottom (starts getting thinner from the middle down) and has air bubbles in the bottle and on the bottom. There is also a ripple look in the glass. How old is this bottle and what would it have held? Is it hand blown?
    Thanks!



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    us
    Dec 2008
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    Here is a good site for bottles . Generally the mold seam on the sides can help determine the age , by how far up towards the top they run . Probably blown into a mold then the top lip was tooled.

    Body & Mold Seams

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    Jan 2013
    seeing eye shovel
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    Hey taz,

    You might find this article of interest on the Myth of the side seam "thermometer" dating technique: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/T..._BLockhart.pdf

    AK's British ale bottle is also being discussed simultaneously in the Bottle Basement: How old and what did this bottle contain?


 

 

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