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Nice hoard of embossed extract bottles! Here's some less common ones I have.View attachment 233807
Take a look at my rough draft of my gnome paper label page. Compare your bottle to the information I have included. Which one is yours? Makers marks? Sorry the photo is so fuzzy. It’s just a screen shot.
 

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Take a look at my rough draft of my gnome paper label page. Compare your bottle to the information I have included. Which one is yours? Makers marks? Sorry the photo is so fuzzy. It’s just a screen shot.
Mine looks like a PL G.002 With Heel marks 2253E and G23. Standard VGA bottom with a 7.
 

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Do you know what the numbers and letters mean? I think the G was an Owen’s Corning letter for beverage (not beer) bottles. The 23 would be too early to be 1923. The gnome wasn’t around until the late 1920’s. But, they also refilled bottles. So, maybe it is a 1923. What about that 2253E? Any idea? The pic I attached is an embossed bottle, but has a similar code with 1143E G25.
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I’ve identified 12 variations of Vernor’s 10 ounce embossed VGA bottles. I’m only including “intentional” differences in bottles. That may bother some purists out there. But, I am specifically not including glass color, font differences or embossing depth. If the embossing reads the same as another bottle, it’s the same even if the talent of the mold maker is vastly different. (There are a TON of font differences and it would be a nightmare to try and catalog it.) My first correction, I think, is to move the BIMALs to the beginning. I would presume they predate the ABMs. Let me know what you think. I’m open to suggestions. Thanks!
 

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As far as I know the ones saying Food & Drug Act but not saying Guaranteed by James Vernors should come first & predate the ones saying Guaranteed by James Vernor. Regardless of bimal or abm. not sure the bimal versus abm is 100% accurate as predating the abm, makes sense that it should be but I don't think it always is. No pic of #15? my #15 has no Capacity or Contents listed probably predating the 1913 Gould Act that required it. LEON.
 

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Is your 7 like this 9? Right in the middle of the VGA logo. Do you suppose it’s a mold number?
My bet is the bottom # is the date. The bottom molds are separate from the main molds, I thought.
It probably doesn’t matter, but on second look, my G looks like 28 not 23.
 

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