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It is important to accurately identify the age of old bottles and jars, so that you will be confident that you are in possession of a genuine item.
Old bottles and jars exhibit several identifying design features that you can use as a guide to ascertain their authenticity. Bottles and jars made prior to 1870 were hand-blown and had an applied lip.
Some of the embossed markings on the bottle base above are a great information source for 20th century bottle identification; some are meaningless.
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This very large complex of pages includes bottle type specific sub-pages with extensive style based dating information, including complete scans of 5 different early 20th century (1906 to 1933) bottle makers catalogs spanning the mouth-blown to machine-made bottle manufacturing era!
The "Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes" complex of pages is in essence an on-line "type collection" of major bottles styles and types made from the late 18th through mid-20th centuries.
The bottles produced during this period had no mold seams, and the lips or mouth of the bottle had a crude appearance, with drip marks below the band.
Bottles and jars produced between 18 used a lipping or pressing tool to apply the lips and prepare the object for closure.