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Looking for any info on this 12oz green Dominion Glass made bottle. Thanks!

SODABOB

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I haven't given up yet, but leaning away from a wine or liquor bottle - mainly because of the 12 Oz size. Even though I haven't found anything definitive, I'm thinking it's some type of food product such as a...

Canadian Vinegar Bottle?

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brent little

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I would say a wine or small whiskey bottle. looks to be in the 1910-20 range with the large valve mark. Early automatic bottle machine product.
 

SODABOB

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Cc

As you probably know, there was a "Diamond Flint Glass Co." and a "Diamond Glass Co." in Canada that preceded the "Dominion Glass Co." I don't recall their entire histories, but believe all three of the companies were somehow related. I also seem to recall that the earlier companies used an embossed Diamond without the D inside. As far as I know, the Diamond-D was exclusive Dominion Glass and first used in 1928. Is it possible the mark you are referring to was a Diamond without the D
 

CanadianBottles

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As you probably know, there was a "Diamond Flint Glass Co." and a "Diamond Glass Co." in Canada that preceded the "Dominion Glass Co." I don't recall their entire histories, but believe all three of the companies were somehow related. I also seem to recall that the earlier companies used an embossed Diamond without the D inside. As far as I know, the Diamond-D was exclusive Dominion Glass and first used in 1928. Is it possible the mark you are referring to was a Diamond without the D
No I'm quite certain it's a diamond within a D. I've even got one in my collection but won't be back to take a picture for a little while. I'll post one when I'm able to or see if I can find one online.
 

SODABOB

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MSZ

Great find! However, John O'Connor bottles seem to be as much of a mystery as the one in question. The bottle you posted inspired me to find these. Notice that all of them are from Toronto and all of them have a similar looking star. And yet some of them are from different bottlers. Also notice that all of them indicate that the star was their trademark. None of the descriptions associated with these bottles indicated which glass maker produced them. It would be easy to assume they were made in Canada, but I'm not sure about that. If there was a connection between these particular bottles and/or bottlers, I have been unable to find one. Nor have I been able to find a connection between them and the bottle in question.

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SODABOB

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Here is a list of sources that refer to the 1928 date for the Diamond-D mark. I have gone through the entire catalog of mold numbers and found a few possibilities for MSZ's bottle, but I'm still working on it with nothing definitive yet. The Dominion catalog is also where I found the information about their "Dot Codes"

Everyone is certainly welcome to do their own research, but I'm goings with these particular sources as the most accurate and reliable that I am currently aware of. With that said, I am currently of the opinion that MSZ's bottle was made by the Dominion Glass Company sometime in the early 1940s. The biggest mystery for me isn't so much who made MSZ's bottle or when, but rather what the five-point star on the base represents.



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Dominion Glass Company - Dominion Glass Company Limited (pastperfectonline.com)

Dominion Catalog

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Dominion Glass Company

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Diamond Glass Company

Diamond-Canada.pdf (sha.org)
 

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