Not sure FAKE is a fair term, which in my mind insinuates that there was an intent to deceive. Novelty, memento, fantasy, etc. I believe are a more accurate description. I have several of these novelty bottles as quite often they are very attractive. I don't believe Wheaton or Clevengers ever attempted to fool anyone and were simply trying to make a living to support their art in a manner they felt was true to the craft of glass. Using designs of early bottles is more of a compliment or flattery to the enduring strength of the design.Yep fake.
That's great. Not everyone is so easy to get information out of. They bled for it, you know the attitude. Most here are great others make comments then when you ask honestly reasonable questions they never respond. I have to watch out for ones who know it all, but just think they do."Old" glass has a look that is not easily duplicated. You would benefit by by searching out long time collectors and examining their collections. As a collector for about 50 years I would be happy to share some of what I have learned with a newbie, and hope others of my peers would also.