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Dr. Hostetters - two different bottles

wcubed

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Oct 20, 2019
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The one on the right I assume is older? It is slightly darker, has smaller lettering, it has two dots under the Dr. (while the other has a line), and the glass is not smooth. What manufacturing process made it rough like that?

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Huntindog

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Aug 14, 2012
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Is there any writing on the bottoms of the bottles.

The one on the left looks like it is a tooled top and the one on the right an applied top. Hard to tell with the glare.

The rough texture of your bottle was caused by being blown in to a cold mold, like first thing in the morning or shift change.
It is most often refered to as Whittling.
 

wcubed

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Oct 20, 2019
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Is there any writing on the bottoms of the bottles.

The one on the left looks like it is a tooled top and the one on the right an applied top. Hard to tell with the glare.

The rough texture of your bottle was caused by being blown in to a cold mold, like first thing in the morning or shift change.
It is most often refered to as Whittling.
Yes, the darker bottle with rough glass has an M on the bottom. The other has what looks like a faint "'ll".

Here are some better pictures of the areas you asked about.
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