Dating antique glass bottles
If the bottle seems very heavy for its size, has a blobby top area and looks like hand-blown glass, it likely is.Before molds were used to create a more uniform bottle, glass bottles were made entirely by hand by a skilled tradesman blowing air into a blob of hot glass attached to the end of a long pipe.
A horizontal seam near the shoulder of the bottle ages it to post-1814 until the end of the 19th century.
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In 1880, the five Ball brothers used a 0 loan from their uncle to start a business manufacturing tin cans for products such as paint and kerosene.
The words "federal law prohibits the sale or reuse of this bottle" appeared on bottles from the 1930s through the mid-1960s.
This phrase indicates the bottle is a liquor bottle.