Found 23 articles matching Bottles category.
  • Sep 29 2008
  • 29 Sep 2008

Everything You Always Wanted To Know About Pontil Scars (But Were Afraid To Ask)?

One of the easier to identify and most consistently accurate indicators that a bottle was manufactured during or prior to the American Civil War (i.e., the 1860s or before) is the pontil scar present on the base.

  • Sep 4 2008
  • 4 Sep 2008

Dating Bottles with the Side Mold Seam–The Myth

One of the most pervasive and longest running myths in the world of bottle dating is that the side mold seam can be read like a thermometer to determine the age of a bottle.(See image #1, which is an illustration pointing out the major “parts” of a bottle, including the side mold seam. Illustration from my Historic Bottle Website – a purely educational website.)

  • Jan 20 2007
  • 20 Jan 2007

Collecting Antique Barber Bottles

The image of the old time barber shop complete with a swirling barber pole, steaming hot towels and straight edge razor now seems like an […]