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SODABOB

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Jumping to December 29th and December 30th, 1933 ...

Earliest reference I am aware of about the Thatcher Manufacturing Company introducing "Pyroglazed" milk bottles. Even though it gives the impression they were already producing fused label bottles in 1933, the earliest examples I have seen are date marked 1934.

A 1933 Thatcher mark with date code will look something like this ...

3E3 (inside a circle) (The E stands for Elmira, New York)

If anyone who reads this has and/or finds one, probably on a milk bottle, please let us know, accompanied by some good pictures.

December 29, 1933

Thatcher Star Gazette Elmira NY. December 29, 1933.jpg

December 30, 1933

Thatcher Star_Gazette_Sat__Dec_30__1933_ (2).jpg

Thatcher Star_Gazette_Sat__Dec_30__1933_ (3).jpg

(More later)
 
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SODABOB

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P.S.

This is a poor picture, but it should give you some idea of what a 1933 (3E3) Thatcher mark looks like. Notice its an embossed bottle and not a Pyroglaze ...

Thatcher 3E3 Embossed Milk Bottle Base.jpg

Thatcher 3E3 Embossed Milk Bottle.jpg
 

SODABOB

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Thanks HouTxSoda -- Mucho appreciated

Speaking of the Thatcher Manufacturing Company, I wish I owned this circa 1940s Pyroglaze catalog, but I don't.

Benday = Different types of texturing such as the "orange peel texturing" used on certain bottles
Stippling = Different types of texturing used on the base of certain bottles

Thatcher Pyroglaze Catalog Cover 1940s.jpg

Thatcher Pyroglaze Catalog 1940s (2).jpg

Thatcher Pyroglaze Catalog circa 1940s Lettering Benday Stippling.jpg
 
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