Dating old bottles uk
When possible, the information on this website is given general reliability rating estimates (e.g., high, moderate, low or "usually", "occasionally", "almost always", "almost never") to allow a user some "feel" for the probable accuracy of their conclusion or determination.
In addition, there are a hundreds of dating and/or typing determination examples scattered throughout virtually every site page to give the user a feel for the processes involved in dating and/or typing a bottle.
In addition, this site also assists the user with these questions: 3.
What technology, techniques, or processes were used to manufacture the bottle? Where did the bottle come from, i.e., where was it made and/or used? Where can I go for more information on historic bottles?
Be aware that none of the pages are all inclusive since related information exists on one or many other website pages.
This website now has a permanent home courtesy of the Society for Historical Archaeology (SHA). This entire website is essentially a "key" - albeit a complex one - to the dating and typing (typology) of historic bottles.It does not attempt to address the dating of "specialty" or imported bottles made during that time, though much of the information found on this website is pertinent to these items to varying degrees. For this website the distinction between the two categories is related to the varying time frames that different glass making techniques were used for for the two classes of bottles.Click on to view the portion of the Glossary Page that covers these subjects.This huge (555 pages), recently released work is one of the best "bottle books" there is for helping with the complicated subject of bottle identification.This book includes - for the first time in print - a summary of this websites () bottle dating key as a chapter entitled "Summary Guide to Dating Bottles" by this author (pages 33 to 49).
The "Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes" complex of pages is in essence an on-line "type collection" of major bottles styles and types made from the late 18th through mid-20th centuries.