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The picture here is a very small sample of what I have but I thought it would be a good way to start asking about these bottles I have... from the research I've done, I learned that if the seam stops then the top was put on later, and usually means the bottle is old but I have no idea how old...most of the bottles I have come from old ghost towns in the Nevada dessert...some have turned purple which I came to understand was a reaction to impurities and sunlight... anyways, I was curious if any of these bottles peek anyone's interest and to know what century they are from...I've read alot of threads from this community and I like how it seems that everyone is on everyone's side, and everyone seems to be genuinely trying to help someone in need of knowledge...by the way, I do know the top pieces are insulators, which I have a million of as well
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The picture here is a very small sample of what I have but I thought it would be a good way to start asking about these bottles I have... from the research I've done, I learned that if the seam stops then the top was put on later, and usually means the bottle is old but I have no idea how old...most of the bottles I have come from old ghost towns in the Nevada dessert...some have turned purple which I came to understand was a reaction to impurities and sunlight... anyways, I was curious if any of these bottles peek anyone's interest and to know what century they are from...I've read alot of threads from this community and I like how it seems that everyone is on everyone's side, and everyone seems to be genuinely trying to help someone in need of knowledge...by the way, I do know the top pieces are insulators, which I have a million of as wellView attachment 222629
First of all...welcome to antique-bottles! Can you post closer pictures of the bottles? It would help me see better the seams and lips. Are any pontiled? That is on the bottom. I think I like the insulators better. We were all at once the new guy with new guy questions, been there buddy!
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Olive bottle earlier than 1910. It looks like it is turning amethyst, that acl Nevada milk might have a date code somewhere on the bottom. Same for the embossed milk. Both could be worth some money. Nevada milk bottles might be rare or scarce. Thats a cool Scott's emulsion. I found an amber one but that was a screwtop. Great shape for a ghost town find. Very cool and thanks for the pictures.
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Nice finds. Take some pics of the milk bottle base. What numbers, letters are around the heel and on base. Looks like it says Erington? Dairy. Google is your friend to research. Might be as early as 20’s or 30’s.
 

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Yerington Nevada...what I have posted is such a small number of what I have and I don't know how or where to start to figure this out...I have separated the bottles that the seam stops from the ones that the seam goes all the way to the top for example and I don't even know what that means or if those have any value...my father passed away about 4 months ago and before he passed he wanted to sell all the bottles and insulators and I kept him from doing it because I love them so much...there is a story with everyone of them...now tho, I am going to sell a large portion of them to help finance a trip back to Yerington and go out into the desert to spread his ashes...he always told me I need to take a solo adventure on my motorcycle before I get to old, and I think he would approve...there are a few I will never let go, even if it were to make me rich, or if it's worthless...this community I disxov the other day gave me some hope as I explored the site and read thru the different posts...I am so overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge that everyone has that I feel like a child amongst giants... what is a pontil? Different styles of lips, and bases and body's, embossed or not embossed, color, and a well known member named robbybobby said one of my bottles looks like it's amethyst...ahhh!!!! I am so lost...but I love it...btw, what is this...and thank you for reading this book I just wrote if you made it all the way thru
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Mold lines or "seams" can end before reaching the top on machine made examples of milk bottles dating after 1903. The tops were fire polished to elimate those lines that could possibly give bacteria a place to hide. Milk bottles are one of the rare exceptions to the mold line method of determining if a bottle was hand blown or not. The presence or absence of a circular valve mark on the bottom would be a better way of determining how it was made, of course not to be confused with blowpipe or "open" pontil scars which is a lesson for another day.
 

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Hey thank you for that knowledge...thank you for taking your TIME and explaining that...so this picture of this tiny brown bottle has two seams on opposite sides and both end right before the top, so this bottle is at least from 1902? I guess what I should have asked is when they start machine making bottles?
 

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Something weird is going on with my phone and it won't let me post the picture I wanted to in the last post.
 

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Yerington Nevada...what I have posted is such a small number of what I have and I don't know how or where to start to figure this out...I have separated the bottles that the seam stops from the ones that the seam goes all the way to the top for example and I don't even know what that means or if those have any value...my father passed away about 4 months ago and before he passed he wanted to sell all the bottles and insulators and I kept him from doing it because I love them so much...there is a story with everyone of them...now tho, I am going to sell a large portion of them to help finance a trip back to Yerington and go out into the desert to spread his ashes...he always told me I need to take a solo adventure on my motorcycle before I get to old, and I think he would approve...there are a few I will never let go, even if it were to make me rich, or if it's worthless...this community I disxov the other day gave me some hope as I explored the site and read thru the different posts...I am so overwhelmed with the amount of knowledge that everyone has that I feel like a child amongst giants... what is a pontil? Different styles of lips, and bases and body's, embossed or not embossed, color, and a well known member named robbybobby said one of my bottles looks like it's amethyst...ahhh!!!! I am so lost...but I love it...btw, what is this...and thank you for reading this book I just wrote if you made it all the way thruView attachment 222664
I have a bottle very similar to this one but it is made of porcelain. Does it say coty on the bottom?
 

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