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Group of historic bottles dating between 1840 and the 1930's.

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INTRODUCTION

The following listing of internet websites is provided for users to pursue additional information within the broad field of historic bottle dating and identification.  The Historic Bottle Website (nor the Society for Historical Archaeology or Bureau of Land Management) is not connected with most of these sites and the listing of them here is not intended to be an endorsement.  They are listed here because they appear to the author to be of possible utility in the continued pursuit of the goals of this website.  It is not intended to be a complete listing of websites dealing with historic bottles, but is an attempt to get some of the more useful and/or interesting ones listed in one location.  If users find other unlisted websites that they believe support the goals of this website, the author encourages and appreciates the submission of the web address (URL) for review and potential inclusion.

Please note that when clicking on non-Historic Bottle Website related links on this page you will receive the following message:

"You are now leaving the Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website! Please note that we do not control and cannot guarantee the relevance, timeliness, or accuracy of the materials provided by other agencies or organizations. We also are not endorsing outside agencies and organizations by linking to them."


The general structure of this page is based on the structure of this website and is divided into two main categories:
Non-Bottle Type Specific Links
(links that are largely related to glassmaking and general bottle features); and
Bottle Type Specific Links
(links which are more narrowly focused on a specific type or category of historic bottles).  Click on the link of interest to move to that portion of this page - or just scroll down the page.

Non-Bottle Type Specific Links

General Interest/Information
Glassmaking & Glassmakers
Bottle Dating
Bottle Finishes & Closures
Bottle Colors
Bottle Body Characteristics & Mold Seams
Bottle Bases
Bottle Types/Diagnostic Shapes

 

Bottle Type Specific Links

Liquor/Spirits Bottles
Wine & Champagne Bottles
Beer & Ale Bottles
Soda & Mineral Water Bottles
Medicinal/Chemical/Druggist Bottles
Food Bottles & Canning/Fruit Jars
Household Bottles (non-food related)
Miscellaneous & Foreign Bottles

 

 



NON-BOTTLE TYPE SPECIFIC LINKS

Bottle group showing a variety of bottle shapes; click to enlarge.GENERAL INTEREST/INFORMATION

1869 Whitney Glass Works token; click to enlarge.GLASSMAKING & GLASSMAKERS

Exceptionally useful tools for determining what a particular bottle shape or type was likely used for are period bottle/glass makers illustrated catalogs.  This website provides complete scanned copies (jpegs) of several never before re-printed bottle makers catalogs covering a wide array of bottle types.  Click on the following links to access these catalogs:

1906 Illinois Glass Co. bottle catalog
1916-1917 Kearns-Gorsuch Bottle Co. catalog
1920 Illinois Glass Co. bottle catalog
1926 Illinois Glass Co. bottle catalog

Group of historic bottles dating between 1840 and the 1930's.BOTTLE DATING

Picture of 5 different types of bottle finishes.BOTTLE FINISHES & CLOSURES

A grouping of historic bottles giving some idea of the spectrum of bottle colors; click to enlarge.BOTTLE COLORS

 

 

Group of different shaped bottles dating from 1850 to 1920; click to enlarge.BOTTLE BODY CHARACTERISTICS & MOLD SEAMS

 

Three bottle bases spanning a 60-70 year period; click to enlarge.BOTTLE BASES

 

 

 

 

Bottle group showing a variety of bottle shapes; click to enlarge.BOTTLE TYPING/DIAGNOSTIC SHAPES 
(This subject is primarily covered by the next section below.)

Exceptionally useful tools for determining what a particular bottle shape or type was likely used for are period bottle/glass makers catalogs.  This website provides complete scanned copies of several never before re-printed bottle makers catalogs covering a wide array of bottle types.  Click on the following links to access these catalogs:

1906 Illinois Glass Co. bottle catalog
1916-1917 Kearns-Gorsuch Bottle Co. catalog
1920 Illinois Glass Co. bottle catalog
1926 Illinois Glass Co. bottle catalog

 


 

BOTTLE TYPE SPECIFIC LINKS
(This section is based on the bottle type categories found on the Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes page.)

LIQUOR/SPIRITS BOTTLESGroup of liquor bottles; click to enlarge.

Group of 18th and 19th century wine bottles; click to enlarge.WINE & CHAMPAGNE BOTTLES

Group of beer bottles from between 1860 and the 1950's; click to enlarge.BEER & ALE BOTTLES

Grouping of soda & mineral water bottles; click to enlarge.SODA & MINERAL WATER BOTTLES

This book is now available ONLY ON THIS WEBSITE as a series of copyrighted (2010) pdf files which may be printed out to make your own book for no cost...thanks Bill!

Title Page, Table of Contents, Forward, & Acknowledgments:
http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPTitlePlus.pdf
Chapters 1-4:    http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap1-4.pdf
Chapter 5a
:        http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap5a.pdf
Chapter 5b:        http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap5b.pdf
Chapter 5c:        http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap5c.pdf
Chapter 6:          http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap6a.pdf
Chapter 7a:        http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap7a.pdf
Chapter 7b:        http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap7b.pdf
Chapter 7c:        http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap7c.pdf
Chapter 8a:        http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap8a.pdf
Chapter 8b:        http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap8b.pdf
Chapter 8c:        http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap8c.pdf
Chapter 9a:        http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap9a.pdf
Chapter 9b:
        http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap9b.pdf 
Chapter 10a:      http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap10a.pdf
Chapter 10b:      http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap10b.pdf
Chapter 10c:     
http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap10c.pdf
Chapter 11a:     
http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap11a.pdf
Chapter 11b:
     http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap11b.pdf
Chapter 11c:      http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap11c.pdf
Chapter 12a:    
http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap12a.pdf
Chapter 12b:
     http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap12b.pdf
Chapter 12c:     http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPChap12c.pdf
Appendix A:     http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPAppendixA.pdf
Appendix B:     http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPAppendixB.pdf
Appendix C:     http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/EPAppendixC.pdf

This copyrighted work is available for sale as a softbound book via www.Lulu.com (search using "Bill Lockhart") or as a series of updated (2011) .pdf files which may be saved or printed out to make your own book for no cost...thanks Bill!

Title Page, Table of Contents, Forward, & Acknowledgments:
http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/AStitle.pdf
Chapter 1: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/ASchap1.pdf
Chapter 2: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/ASchap2.pdf
Chapter 3: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/ASchap3.pdf
Chapter 4: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/ASchap4.pdf
Chapter 5a: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/ASchap5a.pdf
Chapter 5b: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/ASchap5b.pdf
Chapter 6: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/ASchap6.pdf
Chapter 7: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/ASchap7.pdf
Chapter 8: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/ASchap8.pdf
Appendix A: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/ASappa.pdf
Appendix B: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/ASappb.pdf
Bibliography:  http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/ASbibliography.pdf

Ron Fowler has also just completed (August 2012) a more recent website that includes a searchable directory database of the well over 17,000 different embossed Hutchinson soda bottles that he has cataloged.  It is available a this link:  http://www.hutchbook.com 
Although still a bit of a work in progress (primarily the inclusion of thousands of bottle images!) this website is already a marvelous resource for those trying to identify soda bottles and fragments as well as so much more.

MEDICINAL/CHEMICAL/DRUGGIST BOTTLES


FOOD BOTTLES & CANNING/FRUIT JARS

This copyrighted work is available for sale as a softbound book via www.Lulu.com (search using "Bill Lockhart") or as a series of updated (2011) .pdf files which may be saved or printed out to make your own book for no cost...thanks Bill!

Title Page, Table of Contents, Figures & Tables, Forward, & Acknowledgments:
http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/oterotitle.pdf
Chapter 1: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/oterochap1.pdf
Chapter 2a: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/oterochap2a.pdf
Chapter 2b: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/oterochap2b.pdf
Chapter 3: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/oterochap3.pdf
Chapter 4: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/oterochap4.pdf
Chapter 5: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/oterochap5.pdf
Chapter 6: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/oterochap6.pdf
Chapter 7a: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/oterochap7a.pdf
Chapter 7b: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/oterochap7b.pdf
Appendix A: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/oteroappa.pdf

HOUSEHOLD BOTTLES (non-food related)

MISCELLANEOUS & FOREIGN BOTTLES

 


SEARCHING THIS WEBSITE:  To do a word/phrase search of this website one must use the "Search SHA" boxes found on many of the main SHA web pages, including the Research Resources page (upper right side of that page) which links to this site.  The Historic Bottle Website (HBW) has no internal search mechanism so be aware that when running a search one will also get non-HBW response links to other portions of the SHA site.

4/13/2014

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Bureau of Land Management (retired) -
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