Manufacturing of Bottles
How a bottle was manufactured can determine a lot about its age. Our bottles
are pontiled, 3-piece mold, blown in mold, and manufactured. Antique
bottles have a variety of finishes including blob tops, rolled lip, applied finish, tooled finish, and manufactured with screw-top lids. The bottom of the
bottle also defines the manufacturing of bottles. There can be iron-pontiled
or sand pontiled. The bottle can also determine what the bottle contained.
For example, a kick-up bottom usually contained champagne or wine.
Bottle types are defined by what they contained. Bottles have been the containers
of choice since the 1300's. Our bottle collection includes medicine and cure
bottles, bitters, liquor bottles, soda bottles. perfume, pickle and other food jars,
milk, pepper sauce, household and industry products.