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Dating early wine bottles

Published: 05.06.2017

The champagne style has been made for an exceptionally long period of time - at least as early as about up to the present day. Newman wryly recognized all this with his reworking of an old saying: Thus, the general dating of this style of bottle must be done using manufacturing based diagnostic features; see the Bottle Dating pages for more dating information.

A yet a couple additional factors to keep in mind in the dating of bottles This Bottle Dating bottles into at least the early wine and liquor bottles.

We can always have some indication of a starting date for a technique if we can find who first put the idea into practice. The three bottle style shapes noted above account for a large majority of the wine bottles produced over the past century or more. In addition, other references beyond the scope of this website usually must be consulted to get as complete of a dating and typing story as is possible for any given bottle. Occasional examples can be found with a different type finish primarily external screw threads in the 20th century , though the majority of the bottles made up to the present have a cork accepting champagne finish but are otherwise identical in shape. This site is In German - try using the AltaVista web site translator. In the center of the Owens Ring the Owens mark is shown the diamond.

That company name is embossed very faintly on the base of this bottle - click NEGBCo base marking to view a picture of the base. There is frequent hyper-linking between the diagnostic characteristics and terminology listed on this page and other website pages. Close up of iron pontil Close up of an open pontil milk base for comparison. The two products were from separate companies which were cross-town [Sacramento, CA.

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Click on the following links for more pictures of these bottles: Bottle Seals Introduction - Artifacts - Colony of Avalon. The reasons for the relative diversity of shapes used to contain wine during this earlier era is varied and includes the following: Since the technology of European bottle makers lagged behind North American manufacturers during the late 19th and early 20th centuries to , bottles produced during this period in Europe often exhibit manufacturing based diagnostic features which would date them several decades older if they had been produced in the U.

    1. Markus_Lufer - 15.06.2017 in 06:10

      It has a crudely applied mineral finish, a faint sand pontil scar on the base, and likely dates from between and

      Leks_Pokrovskiy - 18.06.2017 in 20:00

      For an illustration of an identical looking example from a Illinois Glass Company catalog, click IGCo. A key concept in historic bottle dating is the high probability i.

      Kirill_Del - 26.06.2017 in 20:18

      The the lower left corner you can see evidence of the diagonal mold seam which at one time bisected the base. Glassmakers during the early 20th century called them by either name IGCo.

      Eric - 30.06.2017 in 21:07

      In the experience of the website author, these machine-made bottles are rarely encountered and likely a function of early machine-made wares to s that had less precise mold fitting and resulted in the need for fire polishing to enable proper closure. An interesting variation of the bottle above is another product from the same company that was most likely produced during National Prohibition to

      Nakita_Tielienkov - 07.07.2017 in 03:51

      This exception to the side mold seam "rule" was caused by the specific workings of these machines which masked the upper portion of the side mold seam. B ill Lindsey Bureau of Land Management retired - Klamath Falls, Oregon Questions?

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