Age question for 2 bottles.

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gdog68

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I have two bottles that I am curious about age.
1. R. Bros embossed on base, tooled 6 panels bottle looks like a whiskey or liquor. Any idea on the company or age range of this bottle?
2. C.L Centlivre applied blob beer, makers mark is c&co lim. So I'm guessing it's 1886 or later seems a little late to have a applied finish?
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DavidW's site does indeed say after 1886

C & CO LIM……..Cunningham(s) and Company, Limited, Pittsburgh, PA (1886-1907)

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I remember finding a C&CO LIM bottle last year.
the base looked like this

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which looks more clean and newer than yours. and mine def didn't have an applied top.
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I do think your bottle #2 was made in the 1880's
 
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This is a centlivre bottle with basically the same embossing variation but is tooled. Makers mark nbbg co. Maybe a different company was still using older techniques? I have another variation of centlivre that I take out of storage and post images tommorow.
 

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Applied blob on an American beer bottle from that late is quite interesting, maybe they lacked the modern tooling or the glass blowers were old men or their apprentices trained in their style.
 

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Applied lip blob beers were made as late as the late 1880s and some into the early/mid 1890s by some glass companies. All the glass factories didn't change over immediately to tooled lips. There was a gradual changeover, Some of the smaller, more obscure, less prosperous glass bottle companies continued making applied lip bottles somewhat later than the larger, "richer" companies.
For instance, I've noticed that nearly all bottles made by Falls City Glass Company of Louisville bear applied lips (all kinds of bottles) and they were in business to about 1892. I've seen a few tooled lip bottles, but I'm guessing they were made near the end of their time in business.
 

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Here is another centlivre variant that is applied makers mark is ehe co 18. This one contains no embossed brg. Co, brew, co.
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