American Bottling or Adolphus Busch?

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I posted this here because I am not sure what's going on with this bottle. I will give you my theory and then you can all tell me if I am right, wrong or just plain crazy. First off,, is this an Adolphus Busch or American Bottling?It is a cool green machine made bottle but super crude(probably attests to the problems they had setting up the early automatic bottle making machine). The lip looks whittled. The bottle looks turned or fire polished. The seams look smoothed out as does the top of the lip. The heel is embossed with a 5. The base is embossed with the connected AB a Roman numeral III then the letter X. Kind of crude AB. Whats your thoughts, did AB make bottles for Canada? The base embossing leads me make this assumption. So am I right, wrong or just plain crazy. Thanks again.
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AB absolutely made bottles for Canada, they're one of the most common identifiable beer bottles we find up here - they probably outnumber all other marked Canadian beers by about ten or twenty to one. Yours, however, does not look anything like the ones we get, which are indistinguishable from the US ones as far as I know - they probably used the same bottles for both countries. I'm leaning towards this one being from the UK, it looks more like the sort of ABM machines they were using when they started to automate the glasshouses. We do get some early ABM beers which look similar in terms of crudeness, particularly out west, but I've never seen one like that before. I have no idea if Adolphus Busch operated a branch in the UK though, and if they did I can't begin to fathom why somebody would be importing British Budweiser to the United States.

Edit: of course, if this is a Prohibition-era bottle and Budweiser was only surviving in the UK during that time period, that would offer a pretty obvious reason for someone to be bringing it over. I don't think they were making it here during Prohibition, not to my knowledge anyway.
 

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You hit on a great point. Budweiser is global. A Canadian made AB bottle is what I thought. Your reply eliminated that as being a possibility. I didn't think about UK. Thanks Buddy!
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