- Oct 6, 2006
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Finding Baltimore and/or Norfolk beer bottles is the easy part - but accurately dating them can be a Nightmare on Elm Street - especially when it comes to narrowing it down to a single year such as 1892. These links are to Bruce Mobley's site and include some of the bottles you mentioned. Take your pick as to which of them was made in 1892.
I've always agreed with that, that narrowing down a exact date on any 1890's crown top would almost be impossible, unless the Brewery was only used or in Operation a couple short years. Even dates embossed into them I think are questionable since I think they could & would use those same molds/dates for years afterwards. if not then why not have a different date embossed into each bottle for each year, haven't seen that. I'm talking about big full dates, not little morse code 2 digit bottle maker code needing deciphering. LEON.