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I’m not a bottle collector but found some cool looking old bottles when I was out metal detecting so I brought them home.found in southern md.was in a colonial area thanks for any help guessing age and what they are
 

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The green glass is depression, the white is machine made, usually a face cream of sorts, the medicine #5 top right look at seam-if over the lip machine made.
#4 looks like a perfume of sorts-dating would be the same era. 20-30's
Here's link where you can search the maker's marks on the bottoms.
 
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Cool old bottles but the pictures of the marks are terrible. If you have trouble with reflections and refractions, try pressing some blu-tack onto the mark and then photographing the impression.

The only mark I can reliably discern is on the perfume bottle (pictures 3 and 4) which is possibly for an atomiser spray. It's an Owens-Illinois Glass Company mark and couldn't be earlier than 1929 when the company was formed by merger of the Owens Glass Company and the Illinois Glass Company. There should be some numeric codings to identify the plant and probable year of manufacture, but I can't read them from your picture.
 
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I am with red coat about the dating of your glass ware..your milk glass container has a Hazel Atlas mark which pegs between the 20s and 40s. No where near colonial but keep at it, bottles are fun to find.
 
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Unfortunately sometimes companies reissue older style bottles as anniversary editions. I have a feeling most are modern replicas(1945-1970?) of very early 1900's designs.

While they do issue retro designs from time to time they wouldn't use the old mold markings etc. Plus the way some of the bottles were made has changed over the years to different methods and the original molds aren't available anymore.
 
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Very nice bottle finds Mike. As the guys have mentioned, most are dated 1920 - 40. :thumbsup:
The long neck bottle used either a cork or rubber stopper, so it's likely the earliest.

The 'green or vaseline glass' coloured beaker is interesting. :icon_scratch:
I like this little perfume bottle too.
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Thanks for the help Ill get some better pics of the bottoms I thought the white little jar was cool looking the way the cracks are different colors.the cup is interesting too.
 
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peper j thanks for the link very helpful
I use it quite often to refresh the mind.
Dating the bottles, manufacturer marks, general information.
Often it will have other information links that are also a great help.

The side seam on a cork bottle will put it a certain era.

Same as a screw top (meaning threads on the outside lip)machine made.
Though I have inside threaded bottles which date pre 1900. (which weren't machine made)
 
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