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    Morgantown, WV Straight side Coca-Cola

    Very uneven base. Wobbles on a table. My question is was the BIMAL or ABM?
    Any idea on circa?
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    Dave




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    Would need to see the seam on side to determine what it is. Does seam line go all the way to top or stop short? LEON.

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    That applies to BIMAL meds and cures, inks, etc.
    Never heard that for Coke bottles.
    I already know about the half seam up neck for 1880's bottles.
    Please correct me if I am wrong for sodas, specifically Coca-Cola.

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    It looks ABM to me but would need a close-up of the seam at the lip. I think I see a seam going around the neck just below the lip?

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    According to this website http://www.antiquebottles.com/coke/ the Cokes with a shoulder script date from 1910-1919 and therefore it is most likely ABM.

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    I think it's ABM but I'd need a closeup of the lip to be sure. The thing about dating bottles by how far up the neck the seam goes isn't true, I think it might be something that Kovels made up. The only way you can use the seam to date a bottle is if it runs all the way to the top of the lip, in that case it's an ABM bottle and dates to the early 20th century at the earliest. (Even then there are exceptions, though).

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    Ok guys, thanks. I have another one to share soon. It will be a separate thread.

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    I have a few Straight Sided Cokes & some Shoulder Script that are not ABM, Like this example below with dissappearing side seam, Lots of Whittle & twisting lines in neck. Whatcha Think? LEON.Click image for larger version. 

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    Love it man. Nice one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hemihampton View Post
    I have a few Straight Sided Cokes & some Shoulder Script that are not ABM, Like this example below with dissappearing side seam, Lots of Whittle & twisting lines in neck. Whatcha Think? LEON.
    Looks like that one might be from the early part of the 1910's decade.



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