Dating old bottles jars
These early bottles are stored in the archives of Procter & Gamble's home office in Cincinnati, Ohio.With an final design in hand, Hull Pottery set about making the pottery bottles for liquid and talcum products.The bottle design was taken from a Colonial American era apothecary jar and was executed in heavy pottery, reminiscent of Early American Colonial dishware.The nautical theme was also inspired by Early Americana since shipping was a mainstay of Colonial American life.Working from this basic design, the Hull Pottery Company in Crooksville, Ohio, developed a number of wooden and pottery prototypes for product bottles.You can see from the pictures of these samples, executed in the mid-1930s, how the design and graphics evolved.
The irregularity of the neck openings created a significant number of leaky bottles.The move also helps the Department of Interior (DOI) meet recent DOI Inspector General Evaluation Report (#2003-I-0051) recommendations to simplify their web presence, increase security, and control content, while still maintaining a recognizable connection to the Historic Bottle Website. 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? The opinions expressed on this website are those of the author/content manager of this website and not necessarily those of the Bureau of Land Management or Department of Interior.- Field archaeologists trying to identify and date bottles or bottle fragments which are found during cultural surveys and excavations in the United States; - Educators dealing with the subject of historic archaeology; and - Bottle collectors and the general public trying to date a bottle, determine what it was used likely for, and/or begin their search for general information on historic bottles. He also explains the history and methods of early bottle production, and how diggers find bottles.
One approach to helping beginner identify their old bottles involves show them the bases of old bottles.
the pontil is actually broken glass where the metal rod used to hold the bottle while the lip was form was broken off leaving a sharp scar.