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Any idea of an age?

Diver4Life

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Jul 16, 2020
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I can clearly see the seams from the mold. The ocean tumbling didn't erase it all. Am I correct in saying, in general the older the 3 piece mold the lower the seam on the bottle is? I believe I heard this before. I was wondering if it was true.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
The seems are definitely visible. Not sure about the age and the lower seem correlation though.
 

Harry Pristis

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Jul 24, 2003
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I can clearly see the seams from the mold. The ocean tumbling didn't erase it all. Am I correct in saying, in general the older the 3 piece mold the lower the seam on the bottle is? I believe I heard this before. I was wondering if it was true.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
I doubt that idea has any reliability. The main body of a 3-mold is a dip mold, so the optimal position of the rim is at the shoulder of the nascent bottle. No progression of technology would change that. There existed by 1821 a lot of experience with dip molds, and the mechanics who developed the 3-mold were not unsophisticated.
 

ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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I doubt that idea has any reliability. The main body of a 3-mold is a dip mold, so the optimal position of the rim is at the shoulder of the nascent bottle. No progression of technology would change that. There existed by 1821 a lot of experience with dip molds, and the mechanics who developed the 3-mold were not unsophisticated.
Thank you for the clarification.
ROBBYBOBBY64.
 

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