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Screw top versus a cap changed when?

Seaswood

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i-2MsZhXQ-M.jpgThe particular bottles are all ketchup bottles.

i posted above others that have a handle with a cap not screwed on.
bottle to R. Has a screw on log cabin two above are a cap? Unknown?
 

CanadianBottles

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Those bottles all date to the mid-20th century, like 1930-1970 era. I think the ketchup bottles with the non-screw caps are actually later than the others. There have been screw-cap ketchups since the 1890s at least. Those non-screw caps were adopted for a brief time in the 60s or 70s I think.
 

hemihampton

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Yes, I know I've dug 1890's Ketchup bottles with screw tops. Usually they have just a few really big screw threads on them. LEON.
 

Seaswood

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The two with the handles bigger one to L the line does not go to top of bottle up to a ring on top. The other it goes to top.
These all come outta the beach this winter in the massive North Easters that tore into beaches.
 

CanadianBottles

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The two with the handles bigger one to L the line does not go to top of bottle up to a ring on top. The other it goes to top.
These all come outta the beach this winter in the massive North Easters that tore into beaches.
Usually the seam not going to the top means that it's an older bottle from before 1920 or so but in this case it doesn't. It means it's a different type of Automatic Bottle Machine design. They're an odd type of bottles to find buried in a beach, I'm guessing that trash was dumped either into the ocean there or next to the beach at some time in the mid-20th century.
 

Seaswood

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Clam bakes were often there as evidence everything I found was a condiment.
ketchup, mustard, pickles, it was convenient to bury the glass evidently.
sorta figured the cap was a manufacturing I'd some sort.
That bottle with the top lip added also the bottom was out of round in center?
thnx.
 

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