Historic Bottle Website "Map"
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The following is a listing or "map" of all the main subject pages and connected sub-pages found within this Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website. The main subject pages are in bold capital letters and the sub-pages are listed underneath the related main page title in smaller, non-bold lettering. (Recent significant updates, additions and revisions to the site are noted further down the page.)
TYPING/DIAGNOSTIC SHAPES PAGE
BOTTLE FINISHES & CLOSURES PAGE -
QUESTIONS (FAQ'S) PAGE
Recent updates, additions and revisions to this website
The author of this website has prepared a summary of the mouth-blown bottle finishing methods section on the Bottle Finishes & Closures page which is available as a downloadable and printable (pdf) article. Click The Finishing Touch: A Primer on Mouth-blown Bottle Finishing Methods to view/download this article (32 pages and full of illustrations). This copyrighted article is pending publishing as part of a future Society for Historical Archaeology book on bottle and glass manufacturing but is being made available to users of this site as a free download.
Noted soda bottle researcher Ron Fowler has completed (August 2012) a website that includes a searchable 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.
A couple recent Bottle Research Group (BRG) publications are now available:
Lockhart, Bill, Bill Lindsey, Beau Schriever, and Carol Serr. 2012. New Insights from the Bottles Excavated at the Fort Riley Hospital Privy. Privately published by Bill Lockhart & the Bottle Research Group. This well illustrated work highlights the recent reanalysis of hundreds of bottles and bottle fragments systematically excavated in 1984 from a large privy at Fort Riley, KS. used from the late 1850s into the 1890s. The reanalysis resulted in the identification of several previously non-attributed makers markings as well as provided a significant amount of information to affirm and refine many of the concepts and dating guidelines found on this site. This copyrighted work is available for sale as a softbound book via www.Lulu.com (search using "Bill Lockhart") or as a free, downloadable .pdf file which may be saved or printed out to make your own book for no cost! The file is available at this link: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/FortRileyReport2012.pdf
A recent BRG article published in Bottles and Extras Magazine is now available here:
Lockhart, Bill, Carol Serr, Beau Schriever and Bill Lindsey. 2013a. American Glass Works - Richmond and Paden City. Bottles and Extras 24(1):13-15, 58-62 (January/February 2013). This article outlines the history - and related markings - of these glass companies which had the same name and sometimes markings. The article is available at: http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/BandE24-1.pdf
Recently a significant - actually monumental - work of note was published for those interested in historic bottles. The book was published in October 2011, by the Illinois State Archaeological Survey and is entitled Bottled in Illinois - Embossed Bottles and Bottled Products of Early Illinois Merchants from Chicago to Cairo 1840-1880. Click Bottled in Illinois to read more about this book and for how to acquire it.
...and lots of smaller additions, corrections, and the like always ongoing!
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.
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Bureau of Land Management (retired) - Klamath Falls, Oregon
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