How to Date Atlas Jars
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. Newman's key made a noble attempt at simplifying bottle dating, but is weakened by the fact that the subject is much too complex to be conducive to such a simple approach by itself. The best the following key can do is get a user to a reliably close dating range estimate.
Hazel-Atlas Glass Company (1902-1964)
Additionally, dating a the jar lacks shoulders and is a screw-top. This is a Mexican made liquor bottle intended for the U. Your explanation of the markings on the bottom do not seem to relate to the jar I have. Machine-made s oda bottles were generally not decolorized with manganese after Lockhart a. All potentially leave a very slight residual color to the glass that is usually visible when looking closely at the thickest portion of the base or sides.
That is the point of this website. It is Owens-Illinois, with the O-I diamond logo. Any information about this bottle would be very appreciated. Lot of three old glass bail lid canning jars from the early century, all one quart jars, each different.
Do you happen to have any information, other than it was made in ohio. Author reserves the right to update this information as appropriate. The glass lid had a metal fastener that is not wire. It is like a clamp style lever action.
This is especially true of later machine made bottles, i. Was it a fuel jug or could it have been sold as a multi-purpose container for other products? The first production bottles known to have been made on semi-automatic machines were wide mouth Vaseline bottles made by the C. Click on the picture to the left to view an illustration which shows both of these seams or click machine-made finish to view an image which shows well the seam below the finish. The best bet is to try searching for similar bottles on ebay and check actual completed auction prices, or list it yourself and see what it brings.
This embossing was legally required on all liquor bottles sold in the U. Lot of six old antique Ball Perfect Mason jars in the aqua blue color, one quart size, all with zinc screw type lids. No, cleaning it will not reduce value. Hi Lee, Many bottles made by Owens-Illinois are hard to date exactly.
Both of the pictured bottle bases note such with the script Duraglas on the base. My husband was uncovering a rock wall along our property and came across a Duraglass bottle. Duraglas in on the side of the bottle at the bottom.
Bottles marked with 3iv and Duraglas Historic Glasshouse forum
- Vintage glass druggist's medicine bottle with ground glass stopper, printed Lilly Tincture No.
- Can you give me any information about it?
- It also has the town name on the bottom.
- Thank you in advance for any info you Dan provide!
The circle is incised or sharply indented into the surface of the glass and can be distinctly felt by running ones fingernail over the mark. Thus, these questions do not have to be viewed in order. Do you know how deeply this was buried, if buried at all? Pontil marks are only seen on handmade bottles.
Tips on how to tell the age of Atlas Mason jars
They are positioned on the top center of the lid just to keep the wire bail in place when the jar is sealed. Photo courtesy of Taylor McBurney. Photo courtesy of Steve Wilkerson. Click here to see my page on Artificially Purpled Glass.
- Another exception example is that the bottles for expensive, low production liquors e.
- Would you have any idea what that would mean?
- Of course, this embossing configuration is somewhat different than what is seen on most other types of containers i.
- When a dating sequence dead ends, it will be noted and other website pages suggested and hyperlinked for the user to consult.
- Can I assume it is Hazel Atlas and when was it made?
Michael Owens is the second person shown picking up and examining a couple beer bottles. Of course there would have originally been a label affixed to the front, and a wire bail which may be missing on most of them found today. Would you be able to email me a pic showing the base markings?
Hazel-Atlas Glass CompanyGLASS BOTTLE MARKS
Turn of the century vintage gold scroll pattern pressed glass cruet bottle and stopper, dating bumble decorated with dots of white enamel. All blue or aqua-colored fruit jars are collectible. See the References page for more information.
She writes that the clear version jars date from circa to the s. The whiskey stills had been destroyed by what looks like axes and dynamite. If you respond I would appreciate it very much. Only a relative few geographic areas or areas of collecting interest have received more than cursory historical treatment and the majority of this is due to the efforts of collectors.
This provides a terminus post quem earliest date of use of for bottles with the plastic cap still present. For the first decade or so of use i. Narrow mouth machine-made bottles - regardless of the type machine they were produced on e.
Hello David, great article here full of info. You will notice they appear to be the same shape, even though the glass color may be clear or green, and some are different brands. Set of four one quart size clear glass Star Mason canning jars standard size, not wide mouth no lids. There is a lot of confusion on what the differences are.
Ali, there is alot of confusion on the date codes, as you have realized. There is no way to be sure what was in it unless there is an intact label. We found this bottle embedded in wet sand on our beach. Hi David, I have read this with great interest.