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    Jumping to December 29th and December 30th, 1933 ...

    Earliest reference I am aware of about the Thatcher Manufacturing Company introducing "Pyroglazed" milk bottles. Even though it gives the impression they were already producing fused label bottles in 1933, the earliest examples I have seen are date marked 1934.

    A 1933 Thatcher mark with date code will look something like this ...

    3E3 (inside a circle) (The E stands for Elmira, New York)

    If anyone who reads this has and/or finds one, probably on a milk bottle, please let us know, accompanied by some good pictures.

    December 29, 1933

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    December 30, 1933

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    P.S.

    This is a poor picture, but it should give you some idea of what a 1933 (3E3) Thatcher mark looks like. Notice its an embossed bottle and not a Pyroglaze ...

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    Bob,
    Thank you for the link, this is a great tool every ACL bottle collector must have.

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    Thanks HouTxSoda -- Mucho appreciated

    Speaking of the Thatcher Manufacturing Company, I wish I owned this circa 1940s Pyroglaze catalog, but I don't.

    Benday = Different types of texturing such as the "orange peel texturing" used on certain bottles
    Stippling = Different types of texturing used on the base of certain bottles

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