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As Berge (1980) noted in referring to bottles, the "..of manufacture of glass containers provides observable attributes which seem to be very useful in a classification of these artifacts." Thus, this page.
This bottle dating "key" is a relatively simple "first cut" on the dating of a bottle.
Additional reference materials outside of this website must often be consulted to narrow down the date of any item as far as is possible and to really get a "feel" for the history of the bottle in question.
The information on this website will, however, usually produce a reliable manufacturing date range for a majority of American utilitarian bottles manufactured from the early 1800s to the mid-20th century.
Other diagnostic tools must be used to date these items.
For experienced users, you may choose one of two different single page dating engines, for either glass or pottery bottles.
Only bottles from Canada and the United States are currently supported, and dating ends at 1920.
It is unlikely that this bottle was made during the same era, but instead was reused for a lengthy period or otherwise retained until broken or discarded.
Pontiled base fragments could also be from later produced "specialty" bottles which are described below.5.