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Tony AZ

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Jun 30, 2016
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Found this yesterday metal detecting-any idea how old it is ? It was a ways from home-found in CALIF.. Thanks Tony AZ.:cool:101_0147.jpg101_0148.jpg
 

RCO

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May 17, 2012
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its really tough to say , milk bottles were used for some time , I'd personally guess 30's or 40's but you'd need a more detailed dairy book to know for sure
 

Tony AZ

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Thanks for the reply , not really a bottle guy but enjoy finding anything them...Tony AZ.
 

houseman

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Jul 22, 2006
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I agree 30's-40's most likely, but a lot of milk bottles are actually dated. Look for a two-digit year on the base (like "35" for 1935 or "42" for 1942 for example). Sometimes it's very small. If that's a Thatcher bottle from the 30's there could be two tiny numbers inside the circle on the base.
Other than that, sometimes you can narrow it down with a maker's mark, or, like RCO said, you just need to know something about the dairy.
 

Tony AZ

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Jun 30, 2016
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No numbers on the bottom of this one-but thank you, I will remember that in the future! Tony AZ
 

upmilkcollector

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Nov 27, 2017
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Tony, what other marks are on the bottle, usually around the base. I have an excellent milk bottle book of marks that might give you a general idea of date based on those marks.
 

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