trying to find out more on a possible Bluebird canadian bottle ?

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I have some blue bird bottles. Some of them have a bird with a top hat, and some are without a top hat. Most are U.S. made, but one of the blue bird bottles is Canadian made (Consumers Glass Company). That Canadian one, and one of the U.S. made ones has the top hat.

if you have a blue bird bottle marked as being made by a Canadian glass company , it sounds like you have the Canadian blue bird bottle I first mentioned several years ago . so there is in fact an embossed blue bird from Canada
 

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I have some blue bird bottles. Some of them have a bird with a top hat, and some are without a top hat. Most are U.S. made, but one of the blue bird bottles is Canadian made (Consumers Glass Company). That Canadian one, and one of the U.S. made ones has the top hat.
Are they both 7 oz bottles? I'm theorizing the 7 oz had the top hat and the 6 oz. was just the plain bird logo you see the most. I have the 7 oz tophat version with LGW on base and the 6 oz I have without hat is base marked C H Close Pittsburgh PA
 
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Are they both 7 oz bottles? I'm theorizing the 7 oz had the top hat and the 6 oz. was just the plain bird logo you see the most. I have the 7 oz tophat version with LGW on base and the 6 oz I have without hat is base marked C H Close Pittsburgh PA

The LGW is also embossed on my bottle.... confusing to say the least.


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Are they both 7 oz bottles? I'm theorizing the 7 oz had the top hat and the 6 oz. was just the plain bird logo you see the most. I have the 7 oz tophat version with LGW on base and the 6 oz I have without hat is base marked C H Close Pittsburgh PA

Bottle 2 Rocks, i have a 6oz and 7oz with top hats. I have 6oz, 8oz, and 28oz with no hats.

I don't know what bottle maker my 7oz is. I wasn't reliably recording that info back then. I will come across that bottle again sometime. It is packed away now.

I have not yet seen a U.S. made 6oz with a hat.
 

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This might be of interest. It's a page from a 1930s Owens-Illinois catalog that shows the 'flying' Blue Bird bottle. As far as I know, these Licensed/Patented soda bottles required permission from the patent owner before a bottler could use them. We are not 100% certain when this particular page was added to the catalog because pages could be added or removed as needed. Owens-Illinois was established in 1929, and we are fairly certain this particular catalog dates between 1930 and 1937. Notice that the "Three Mor" bottle has a line drawn through it. I believe that indicates the bottle was no longer available from Owens Illinois. I haven't looked for one of the Blue Bird bottles made by O-I but I suspect they are out there and should be relatively easy to date.

Bluebird (Flying) Bottle 1930s Owens Illinois Catalog.jpg
 

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No I have not....but believe they do exist, especially after finding that early SS Kist....and the Green River that showed up, and last year I landed a Canadian made 1930's NuGrape deco that came from a Winnipeg bottler.
I know this is an old post but I have a bluebird bottle with a T on the bottom. Just sharing!
 

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if you have a blue bird bottle marked as being made by a Canadian glass company , it sounds like you have the Canadian blue bird bottle I first mentioned several years ago . so there is in fact an embossed blue bird from Canada
I believe you! Forgot I had this bottle. Thought the T on the bottom was interesting. Funny thing since I am newbie I just happened to stumble on the post from a few years ago. Pretty cool going through old posts.
 

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There are 3 types of "Blue Bird" bottles that have a bird on them.

One type is the 28 ounce size. Its design is vaguely similar but different from the others, and is probably not covered by Design Patent 67,025.
It does say "Blue Bird" and has a perched bird on the bottle, with no hat.

The other 2 types come in 6 oz, 7 oz, and 8 oz sizes.

They have the same (patented) design, except for the different birds.
The 2 types of bird are:
___ a flying (gliding) bird
___ a perching bird (with a top-hat).
(The patent drawing for Des. 67,025 has no bird on it.)

I have one Canadian bottle (made by Consumers Glass). It has the perching bird with the top hat. It is a 6 oz size. I don't know if Canada made any other size. I have never seen a U.S.-made 6 oz perching bird bottle. The Canadian bottle has a March 2, 1927 patent date with almost the same design drawing as U.S. Des. Pat. 67,025.

The non-28oz U.S.-made bottles I have are 6 oz and 8 oz with the flying bird, and a 7 oz with the perched bird with the top hat. There may be other types out there :) ... or still in the ground :cool:

Note: there is a different brand of bottle with a gliding bird on it, called Blue Wing, and it looks like this!
 

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