Curator's Corner. Between 0 and c. With the exception of returnable-refillable beer and soda bottles, most of this glass was not supposed to survive its single use. Possibly the company thought more of its products because every bottle was marked with a factory and date number on the bottom. Michael Owens learned glass making in Wheeling. He subsequently invented a series of bottle making machines which his company sold to other bottle makers, besides using them in their own factories.
Owens Bottle Company: O within a SquareGLASS BOTTLE MARKS
Specialization was beginning to take place in the glass bottle industry. As demand for machine made bottles grew, companies found it necessary to establish their niche. Unlike earlier glass companies that tened to produce a way range of ware, the s were marked by an increase in focus on specific classes of bottles and colors. Soda bottles produced by the millions were the dominion of a handful of companies by the late s after the introduction of ACL technology.. Of the above listed companies, one of the largest was the Owen-Illinois Glass Co. Their new glass mark, shown below, was a clever combination of the two old marks.
DATING BOTTLES BY THEIR TOPS AND BASES
Some plants were purchased, upgraded and went on with continued heavy production, while certain other plants were acquired and soon thereafter sold or shut down, as was rather typical for a large corporation trying to remain as profitable as possible. Click here to go to the Glass Bottle Marks pages page one. Please click here to go to my Home Page. I have a tiny little 4 sides pyramid shaped bottle with an O inside a bottle. And the 5 below it.
There seems to be a problem serving the request at this time. Skip to main content. Filter 1. Try Medicine 2, items found from eBay international sellers. Not sure how old but probably from 's's with a black bakelite screw on lid.