Vintage pepsi bottle dates. Bottle Guide

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Vintage pepsi bottle dates

Answers to these questions will then direct a user to one of the two additional dating pages which are extensions of this key for the two major classes of bottles: mouth-blown bottles and machine-made bottles. For example, some bottle types which were intended to be kept indefinitely like the early 20th century barber bottle pictured to the right were produced with the use of leaving telltale pontil scars on bottles into at least the early 20th century. Content provided for informational purposes only. Beginning in 1951 the lettering on Clorox bottles changes to outline. The utility here for dating is that certain types of bottles made the transition from cork accepting to screw-thread finishes during the mid-1920s through the 1930s; see 1928 illustrations to the right. Peruse the titles to see if any may help with your quest for information. This inscription is only seen on Owens-Illinois Glass Co.

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Old Pepsi Bottle

Vintage pepsi bottle dates

Also consult the two part article by Bill Lockhart and Russ Hoenig retired senior engineer for the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. This was apparently the earliest of the viable commercial machines, and in fact, the clip was made to help promote and sell the machine to potential buyers. In other words, the industry actually had a grace period in required compliance until September 3, 1914. In the experience of the website author, these machine-made bottles are rarely encountered and likely a function of early machine-made wares 1905 to 1920s that had less precise mold fitting and resulted in the need for fire polishing to facilitate proper closure function. The image to the right is a close-up of a small, medium green, machine-made ink bottle. As above, click on the image to view a larger and much more readable version with the various features pointed out.

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Vintage Pepsi Bottle for sale

Vintage pepsi bottle dates

For example, a bottle with 1A44 on it would have been made in 1944. Stippling is shown on both the bottle bases in the images and was typically produced by hand punching the base plate of the bottle mold. Keep this all in mind as you progress through the key which follows and on into the other website pages. The titles of and links to all of the pages contained within this site can be viewed by clicking on. Another way to distinguish the amber Pepsi repro is that they are light enough to read a newspaper through - the originals are too dark to read through. Toulouse published Bottle Makers and Their Marks! Unlike the first portions of the Dating key Questions 1 through 3 on the main page; 4 through 7 on the , each question on this page is an independent dating tool for which the response is not predicated on the outcome of any of the other questions.

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One Dot Vs 2 Dot Pepsi Bottle How To Date Your Bottle

Vintage pepsi bottle dates

They are highly collectible and make a great addition to anyone's antique collection. Though long out of print it is still widely available through internet used book sites, eBay®, and in used book stores. Sealed with an externally threaded screw cap; or C. See the page for more information on this fascinating subject. The best the following key can do is get a user to a reliably close dating range estimate. Thus far, I have found no datable, mouth-blown, El Paso soda bottles containing volume information.

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How to Date Antique Glass Bottles

Vintage pepsi bottle dates

For a discussion of the Duraglas marking - shown on the amber beer bottle base above - see below. Pfeiffer that documents the various histories of Pensacola bottlers. These bottles will, however, have the vertical side mold seam progressing all the way to the very top of the finish side, just not onto the rim. For the first time user of this site it is highly recommended that the following information be read prior to using the key below. The color of the glass in a machine-made bottle can, to a limited degree, be useful in dating.

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Antique pepsi bottle

Vintage pepsi bottle dates

This page guides a user through the key for seven different type and age bottles with several being side-by-side comparisons of very similar bottles of different eras. Most local bottlers went to embossing in 1933, but some stuck with paper labels until 1940. Instead, there is one located near the base of the neck indicating that the neck ring mold portion of the parison mold produced the finish, neck, and a portion of the shoulder. Between 1905 and about 1914 or 1915, the only fully automatic machine was the Owens Automatic Bottle Machine and until the late 1910s they were granting exclusive licenses for various categories of bottles. If there are two dots between the words Pepsi and Cola, then they are called double-dot bottles, and collectors often pay a premium for these. Like many industries making the leap from manual craftsman production to industrialization and automation, technological advances in bottle manufacturing were not immediately accepted by glass manufacturers or their workers.

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Journey: A Glimpse Into The History of Pepsi Bottles

Vintage pepsi bottle dates

The number will usually start with 1 or 2 ahead of the letter A. Although glass bottles have been made for a few thousand years, it was not until the 19th century that bottle use became common, coinciding with the industrial revolution. A suction scar is present on the base of Owens Automatic Bottle Machine produced bottles. The above and linked photos courtesy of Carol Serr. Thus, the presence of a valve mark on a soda or beer bottles would indicate a narrow manufacture date in the early 1910s.

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Journey: A Glimpse Into The History of Pepsi Bottles

Vintage pepsi bottle dates

Until 1951, the lettering on Clorox bottles continued to be raised and solid. Plastic caps for external threaded finishes: an excellent bottle dating feature. If your machine-made bottle does not have this phrase embossed in the glass it is probably either not a spirits or liquor bottle, made outside the era the statement was required, or the bottle was originally sold outside the U. Shape is more indicative of function, i. These milk bottles will also virtually always have a diagnostic mold seam horizontally encircling the outside of the finish and a distinct on the base. Having stated the above, there are still many diagnostic features or characteristics that provide a high probability of both dating and typing a bottle with some precision. Another design commonly seen on the base perimeter of late 20th century and modern wine bottles is like this:.

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