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I have been trying to figure out what the two words on the bottom of that bottle said and after reading your reply it finally made.... To answer your question, there is the word COTTY and and then the word FRANCE
 

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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
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Sorry to hear about your Dad. Machine made Bottle with seam lines all the way to top arrived with the owens machine around 1903 I think it was. at least with Beer Bottle, Sodas Bottles & Similar type Bottles. Not sure if that would include all Bottles. BUT, Some were slow to convert or change over to the easier method of making Bottles possibly because of the Cost of the new Machines/method to make them. So the tooled top Bottle or even Blob top with disappearing seams are not always older but usually are. Welcome to the Site. LEON.
 

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Thanks for the welcome, and the info. I thought I knew alot about bottles and insulators and I have come to the conclusion that i don't know anything... Everyone I've talked to in this community is like a PHD in all things glass and I haven't even started preschool... I am trying to find a way to learn about the bottles I have without being the member that annoys everyone. I can't think of another way but to just post pictures and ask. I researched a bunch online but I end up with so much conflicting information I prefer to talk to someone in this community. It seems that people within this online community are super nice and don't judge me. Other places, people call me stupid for the constant questioning and lack of knowledge I have, and I haven't even got a hint of any of that here. With that being said , if you know anything about any of bottles I've posted so far please let me know.
 

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Most of us are pretty Friendly in Here but I do Remember when I joined way back in 2006 I got a pretty nasty reception from some Assclowns in Here. Luckily they are all gone by now. Sometimes I can be blunt & direct to the Point & sometimes people take that as being nasty but just a misconception of me in my opinion. LEON.
 

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Well I don't catch on to hints very well so being blunt and to the point works...i appreciate someone trying to be nice and all, but for example, if I have a bottle I hold dear and love and think it's the most special unique thing that has ever been created, and you told me " hey, I have 20 of those bottles and you would be lucky to get a buck for it", my feelings would remain intact and I would get over it... I'm really hoping some of my bottles are worth some money, but I'm sure that's what everyone hope... Would you mind if I sent you some pictures of a few bottles and pick your brain about them?
 

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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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Hey I wanted to ask if it would be ok to send you some more pictures of some other bottles and pick your brain about them...you told me that one of my bottles was an olive bottle...so that bottle held olives? And how old do you think it is? And what is turning amethyst mean? Thanks for taking your time and helping me out
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Hey I wanted to ask if it would be ok to send you some more pictures of some other bottles and pick your brain about them...you told me that one of my bottles was an olive bottle...so that bottle held olives? And how old do you think it is? And what is turning amethyst mean? Thanks for taking your time and helping me out
Steven

Looks 1900ish to me. Manganese oxide was used to decolorize the glass, eliminating the greenish tint of soda glass, leaving it clear or colorless. UV exposure over time gives it the amethyst tint, sometimes called SCA (sun colored amethyst). Use of MnO ended when we entered WWI when it was needed for the war effort, afterward replaced by Selenium.
 

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Hey I wanted to ask if it would be ok to send you some more pictures of some other bottles and pick your brain about them...you told me that one of my bottles was an olive bottle...so that bottle held olives? And how old do you think it is? And what is turning amethyst mean? Thanks for taking your time and helping me out
Steven
Sand chip is absolutely right. They used a clarifier, amethyst oxidizing manganese up till around 1910ish. They changed to selenium after, it oxidizes brown. To oxidize, the bottle has to be exposed to large amounts of uv light. This can be achieved either artificially or by spending many years in the sun.
Olive is a common early 1900's.
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That is some really nice stuff!!! I’m in western KS and got my first site dug out and I’ll be dad gummed if I can find me a place to dig. I suck at probing and the ground is well, my probe alway bends.
 

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