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Cameron

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Aug 20, 2019
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Ive got this Kist textured glass bottle, dont know much about old bottles was just wondering about this one, cant find anything on this particular bottle, year it was made/rarity.
 

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RCO

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likely used in the 1950's or 60's , not from before 1900's

most Kist bottles are pretty common , although not familiar with this specific one , also marked as being from an odd city Tillamook Oregon and unsure if that makes it unusual or not
 

sunrunner

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your bottle was made between 1920 to early 1930s.in some were around 1939 they were pyro glazed tell the 1950s.
 

bottle-bud

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Nice clean bottle. Made by the Owens Illinois Glass Co. at the Oakland Calif plant. I know that by the number 20 left of the diamond / oval / eye logo. I cant quite make out the number to the right, looks like a zero and if it is the bottle was made in 1940. The number 4 above the mark is a mold number.
 

Cameron

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Aug 20, 2019
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Oops I didn't mean to post this thread on the before 1900, my bad. Thanks for the information guys.
 

DavidW

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As 'bottle-bud" wrote, that Kist bottle was made by Owens-Illinois Glass Company. The "Diamond/oval/I" mark is seen on billions of glass containers made by O-I from 1929 to the mid to late 1950s. Even a few bottles from the early 1960s carry this mark even though it was "officially" changed in 1954 to just an "I inside an O".

Owens-Illinois has had over 40 different glass factory locations over the years. (They are still in business as Owens-Illinois Inc, or "O-I"........lots of modern glass bottles and jars on grocery store and liquor store shelves have the "O-I" mark on the bottom or heel).

Anyway, the "20" in this case does stand for Oakland, California. The Oakland plant was started around 1936. The "O" is a year date code and could stand for either 1940 or 1950 (not sure which, but I suspect 1950 is more likely).
 

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