The pictures below are from two early machine made medicine bottles.
I have put up pictures of the lips so that the readers can see how they mold goes all the way over the top as shown below. This is different than an older hand tooled, hand blown bottle.
To aid beginning collectors and those interested in bottles I have developed a number of bottle time lines.
These diagrams should help clarify age differences based on both form and function.
The following charts and pictures on the dating bottles pages listed below should help.
We have put together this website to promote our online community along with the hobby of digging and collecting antique bottles and pots, we hope to share some information explaining what our hobby is all about and we have included a gallery of photos to give you an introduction to what we are all about and some details about our online forum.
By the mid-19th century, embossed lettering and marking on bottle bodies and bases, denoting manufacturers and products, made more precise dating possible.
He also explains the history and methods of early bottle production, and how diggers find bottles.
Dating antique bottles requires knowledge of the evolution of bottle technology and the ability to research manufacturers and bottling companies.
Added 'The Bellermine And Other German Stoneware Museum' to the Site Links page. Added a request for bottles from THURSTANS CHEMIST, SELBY, to the family links page 31/12/2015.
Added a request for info on NELSON BROWN, CHEMISTS, EDINBURGH to the wanted page 31/10/2015.