OLD BOTTLE IDENTIFICATION AND DATING GUIDE. This webpage is intended to help novice collectors and non-collectors better identify, describe, and date the bottles they encounter. Bottle dating is approximate and just intended to give a relative placement in bottle making history.
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Bottles with the labels still on them are, of course, easy to identify. Old bottles are usually worth more if the labels, stoppers, and other details are intact and in good condition. These Victorian medicine bottles are complete with stoppers and labels.
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"Medicinal/Chemical/Druggist Bottles" page Organization & Structure. This page is divided somewhat arbitrarily into the categories and sub-categories listed below. The "Patent/Proprietary Medicinal Bottles" grouping is easily the most diverse group of shapes, though generally only the more common shapes are covered here.
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Usually embossed on the base, marks may also appear on the lower heel area on certain types of bottles, especially sodas. On earlier flasks, fruit jars, and soda bottles, and especially examples produced in the mid-nineteenth century period (1840s-1860s), the full factory name or initials may be embossed across the front.