Dating old medicine bottles

It is 9.5" tall, has a crudely applied "oil" finish or lip, a distinctly iron pontiled base (click on the image to see a larger version), and dates from the 1850s most likely.

This example is essentially "attic" mint having no evidence whatsoever of being buried, i.e., no staining, no chips, or cracks..a little wear on the base from having sat somewhere for 150 years.

American bottles, advertising, Red Wing jugs and crocks, breweriana (old beer and brewery memorabilia), country store tins and bins and drug store memorabilia.

Please note that this usually means items items from before 1950.

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In many cases there is NO such mark, with only a number or numbers to be seen.

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(The oval plate covering the engraving is clearly evident in real life on the bottle but only vaguely visible in the enlarged image to the right.) This example is a light to medium golden amber with a beautiful brilliance to the glass.

) except with the embossing "slugged out" or more accurately stated, with no engraved plate inserted in place of the blank mold plate.


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