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    RE: Bixby Bottles

    Here are the squatty ones of this style. Except for the one on the far left, they are smaller versions of this style, and I have found them in shades of amber and aqua. The one on the left is only embossed "Bixby" on the base with no patent date, and I have only found these in aqua. This bottle is earlier than the other 3, as they are usually quite crude and resemble the taller examples more than the previous style.

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    RE: Bixby Bottles

    A close up of the patent date.

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    RE: Bixby Bottles

    A close up of the earlier small bottle.

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    RE: Bixby Bottles

    Thank you for sharing all this information Bill. It is very kind of you to share a knowledge that took you a long time to acquire. This is what the bottle forum is all about in my opinion. I love soaking this up. I count myself lucky in being able to add to your collection, I sold you some Bixby blueing bottles last spring. Keep up the good work.....Bill

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    RE: Bixby Bottles

    Thanks from me also. This FORUM is really a great sharing group of people with common interest. I have a couple BIXBY bottles - kept because I liked-em. Great information and priceless pictures.

    In that last picture, what can you explain about the lines in the glass? Best regards, RED Matthews

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    RE: Bixby Bottles

    Hi Red, The lines are from a bunchload of bubbles and irregularities in the glass, the kind of things we all love.
    Justanolddigger, there was a size blueing botle that I didn`t have in the pair I got from you, so that made my day. I`ll be covering those later on. I`m glad that everyone is enjoying this, I hate to see some collectors with a lifetime of knowledge about their special area of collecting and jealously keep it to themselves, afraid that someone might get an edge up on them if they had the info. I`m thinking about starting a Bixby website where all the known Bixby bottles and items would be pictured and described, not only from my collection but from anyone who has a different Bixby item. We`ll see what happens.

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    RE: Bixby Bottles

    Here`s another variation of this style. The bottle is the same with the addition of a number under the patent date on the side. The bases of these bottles all have "S.M. Bixby & Co." spelled out on the base instead of just "Bixby" like all the ones without a number on the side. I have about 18 different numbers ranging from 2 to 34, and they are almost always aqua except for an amber, apple green, and light green ones in the picture. I don`t know what the significance of the number is, possibly just a mold number.

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    RE: Bixby Bottles

    Here are the bases.

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    RE: Bixby Bottles

    Here is a modern machine made copy of the Bixby bottle shape, it`s the light aqua bottle on the left. It is unembossed, and was probably made for gift shops.

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    RE: Bixby Bottles

    Here we come to the style that everybody is familiar with, the squared body and shoulders, "Bixby" embossed on the base, and "Patented MCH. 6, 83" in a single line under the shoulder on the side. These date to the 1890`s, and are found in a very wide variety of colors. Here`s a picture of the different shades of clear, along with a sun colored amethyst one.

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