most popular dating site in china - Dating black glass bottles

Even given these descriptions beginning often mistake a machine made Owen ring on the base of a bottle with a pontil.

(Specifics on what a pontil looks like or how to tell the age based on the mold seam can be found in Bottle Basics.) While these two characteristics are often a strong clue to age, readers will be further helped by developing an understanding how the various categories of bottles changed over time.

(When I was a kid, my dad also gave me an old Coca-Cola bottle that helped trigger what ended up being an collecting obsession.) After finding the vintage bottles in the Evanston garage, I set out to find examples of as many design and label variations as I could.

Hundreds of specific historic bottles are used as examples within the pages of this website to illustrate the concepts discussed; with luck you may find the specific bottle you have an interest in discussed though typically you will not.

There are twelve important factors that determine the value of any antique bottle.

Since its initial posting in early 2005, the Historic Bottle Website has become a very useful resource to the historical archaeology community.

This makes its location on the SHA website in the new "Research Resources" section particularly appropriate.

Even then the bottles discussed in depth are so primarily to illustrate the presented information and concepts.

This site instead attempts to help the user determine some key facts - approximate age & function - about any given utilitarian* bottle/jar based on observable physical characteristics.

My fascination with brand design started with the soda-pop realm.

I’d always loved leafing through old magazines and usually paid more attention to the advertising in them than the articles.

Any one of these factors is frequently not sufficient in and of itself to make a bottle valuable.

It is the combination of these factors that determine value.

This website now has a permanent home courtesy of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA). This entire website is essentially a "key" - albeit a complex one - to the dating and typing (typology) of historic bottles.

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