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Hey, I can't seem to find this bottle information. I have tried to use paper to reveal something on the bottom, but it is hard. Any information?
 

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Looks like a slick which could make it hard to identify. Leon.
 

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Basing it purely on the color and shape I'm thinking some kind of mineral or soda water, but others may have another opinion. Can you post a picture of the seam as it reaches the neck - this will help date the bottle. As Leon said above, being a slick and without a makers mark identifying the bran will be next to impossible unless someone recognizes the shape/color.
 

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Basing it purely on the color and shape I'm thinking some kind of mineral or soda water, but others may have another opinion. Can you post a picture of the seam as it reaches the neck - this will help date the bottle. As Leon said above, being a slick and without a makers mark identifying the bran will be next to impossible unless someone recognizes the shape/color.
I cannot find a seam, will post a new picture for you.
 

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Maybe it is just me, but I do not see a seam?
 

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I believe Sitcoms is correct, most likely mineral water. The bottle was probably produced in a "turn mold", where the bottle is spun in the mold during blowing with the blowpipe, thus eliminating any mold seam. Turn mold bottle blowing was very unique.

The closure looks like a "Baltimore Loop" seal, which was a rubber disc with a small metal loop protruding from the top of the disc. If your bottle has a groove around the inside of mouth, it used this type of closure which, after the bottle was filled, was forced into the groove which held it in place. To open the bottle, you used an ice pick or other instrument to pull on the metal loop to remove the stopper.

I have a slug plate Bartlett Springs California Mineral Water bottle that looks just like yours that has the Baltimore Loop closure. It dates from around 1885-1890.

There is a fantastic website created by Bill Lindsey called Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website


It has a wealth of information regarding everything about bottles
 

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I believe Sitcoms is correct, most likely mineral water. The bottle was probably produced in a "turn mold", where the bottle is spun in the mold during blowing with the blowpipe, thus eliminating any mold seam. Turn mold bottle blowing was very unique.

The closure looks like a "Baltimore Loop" seal, which was a rubber disc with a small metal loop protruding from the top of the disc. If your bottle has a groove around the inside of mouth, it used this type of closure which, after the bottle was filled, was forced into the groove which held it in place. To open the bottle, you used an ice pick or other instrument to pull on the metal loop to remove the stopper.

I have a slug plate Bartlett Springs California Mineral Water bottle that looks just like yours that has the Baltimore Loop closure. It dates from around 1885-1890.

There is a fantastic website created by Bill Lindsey called Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website


It has a wealth of information regarding everything about bottles
Thank you so much
 

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