Ball-Foster Corporation mark used 1995-2000. Anonymous Hi Grace, thank you so much for all the effort you put into your website. Thanks Maurice for this information! Boxes that are dirty, faded, crumpled or bent will have very little, if any, value. 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. Hi Jen, The numbers on the bottom of the goblets and decanter are mold numbers. Hawkins in All About Glass magazine, April 2011 issue.
The mark appears on the heel or the base, and in some cases is accompanied by an anchor. Bromo-Seltzer was an extremely popular drug, in the form of a powder, introduced circa 1891. I learned this on the bottle forum I use. Mold numbers have been used for over a hundred years. Notice also how unlike most pontil marks, the Owens ring covers the whole base of this bottle.
There are also cases in which some types of bottles exhibit a star in the design or on the base which has nothing to do with the glassmaker. Turner Brothers Company, Terre Haute, Indiana c. There are few readily available sources to date these bottles, other than ads. I would appreciate any help you can give me with this, thanks in advance! By 1970, cosmetic companies were stamping colored numbers on the bottom of their products. The diamond is rather vertically compressed on this example. B-C mark the letters enclosed in conjoined circles was used on tumblers after 1921, but I do not know how long after that the mark was used.
If you have more information on this, please contact me. One of the first types was made in the shape of a boot. Also included are marks seen on other types of glassware including tableware and industrial glass items such as railroad lantern lenses. Atlas Glass Company, Washington, Pennsylvania 1896-1902 , and the , Wheeling, West Virginia and other plant locations. The base of the second bottle whose lip was shown above right is displayed here.
Several glass factories used this mark at least four, probably more. Check our selection of available now. Lalique perfumes were marked with a signature on the bases. Buck Glass was sold to Knox Glass, Inc. In my opinion and this is only my opinion, please keep in mind! Most, if not all, of the marks illustrated there are frequently seen on other types of glassware as well, which makes the page quite helpful to a broader spectrum of collecting fields. They will usually have a date on them and you can use these to compare your bottle to what is shown in the ad.
Bode Extract Company, Chicago, Illinois Gustav Augustus Bode, proprietor. Most of these plants were closed down in later years, until by the early 1970s only the Clarion plant Owens-Illinois plant 17 was still making bottles. The company's name was officially changed to Avon Products, Inc. In cases such as this, the Owens-Illinois mark diamond superimposed with O and I will also be seen on the base. Leaded glass crystal is also common, but it largely gave way to newer, cheaper manufacturing techniques in the 20s and 30s.
Worst case, the company name, and possibly address, is given; this helps date the lifetime of the company, and may provide clues to dating unique words in that company's ads or bottle labels. And do you know which company manufactured the jar? They evidently had Owens-Illinois make large quantities of bottles and jars for them, with the scales image on the base. Hello Vince, Thanks for your post. Like every Avon collector's plate, the date is written on the band. Mark seen on the heel of a few hutch soda bottles. Small bubbles and irregularities in the glass may indicate it was hand blown.
Beverly Nelson has compiled a guide for collectors called Evening in Paris - A Guide for the Collector of the Fragrances of the Bourjois Company 1996. Arkansas Glass Container Corporation Arkansas Glass , Jonesboro, Arkansas 1948-to date. Click here to access a page on the Bucher Emhart Glass site with a link to a recently updated. From all accounts, they used that trademark on tableware including shot glasses, tumblers, etc. If your bottle is American and has a patent number, check out this to help date your bottle.
The glassware packaging and the products themselves are very popular with collectors, and there are several sources that specialize in these collectibles. Union Glass Company Works , Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1845-c. This was done at the factory when the stopper would have been ground to fit the bottle, the numbers are to show which bottle goes with the right stopper. Unfortunately, to be honest with you, it can be somewhat difficult or, at least, very time-consuming. In 1976, Brosse patented two new stopper innovations, the first is a ring made of polypropylene with horizontal joints placed on the stopper dowel. Photo courtesy of Brad Watson.
Much more detailed information can be found in a new reference work by Maurice R. In the majority of cases, the numbers identify the mold a bottle was made from, but there are other purposes as well. Weber Company, Los Angeles, California. Giarde, David Bethman, Betty Zumwalt, Jay W. Miller for info and photos of those logos shown here. See webpage for summary of this company. This marking was incorrectly attributed to Safe Glass Company, Bowling Green, Ohio; Redkey, Indiana; later, Upland, Indiana.