Trademark is found base-embossed on their line of clear (“flint”) rectangular pharmaceutical/prescription bottles. I hope this helps! Beach in Gloucester with Blatchford Bros Gloucester Thanks! If a number of identical molds were produced for making a certain type of bottle, they would often be serially numbered (such as 1 to 12). (Thanks to Greg Franklin for supplying info on this mark!). David, I found an old ?Soda bottle on Wingaersheek Also, see B.B. On the bottom is the letter ‘B’ inside a Diamond. It’s probably the base portion of one of the many variants of the GORDON’S GIN bottle. This means that every time you visit this website you will need to enable or disable cookies again. It wasn’t given the name “Stretch Glass… I looked through your site but could not find anything about it. Hi Ernie, I have a brown glass bottle that is embossed with an anchor and rope. Thanks! No Summary. Any of the flat flasks with a “D-number” on the bottom contained some type of liquor such as whiskey, gin, vermouth, bourbon, vodka, etc. These bottles are similar in general appearance to the blackglass “C W & CO” bottles which are likely from another unidentified bottle maker in Victorian-era England. I would strongly recommend more in-depth research on Higbee and the glass they made before attributing a particular item to that glass factory. Sometimes, perhaps when they were in a big hurry or under time constraints, they forgot this). From your description I think the mark on the bottom is probably a “Keystone” logo, used by the Knox Glass Company group of factories. It has no identifying marks except for a 5 6 on the bottom(the part that would touch the thing it’s sitting on), Hi Kelly, The son decided that their entire shed filled with approx. The rest are back to AGCC.. Tampa Headquarters is AGCC.. Ardagh’s North American Headquarters in in Muncie, IN (formally the Saint Gogain headquarters).. See, Bromo-Seltzer / Emerson Drug  Co. / Baltimore, MD. Thanks in advance. I receive more inquiries about this mark than any other shown on the site, so I’m picturing it here at the beginning of the “Glass Bottle Marks” alphabetical listings pages. Hobnail candy dish in Amberina glass (“Fenton inside an oval “mark is on the base), “H over A” trademark used by Hazel-Atlas Glass Company, (Photo courtesy Frances Riley, Prince Rupert, BC), R inside a “sun” representation. Also stamped are the numbers D11 and 56-42. Best regards, David. David, I recently bought a Arrowhead Los Angeles 5 gallon water bottle that is covered with over 500 little arrowheads – very cool looking . Boston & Sandwich Glass Company. The following is a letter by J. H. Brainard, President of Westmoreland Glass: Historical Sketch of Westmoreland Glass Company A copy of the earliest record is herewith enclosed, and it indicates that in the Spring of 1889 a group of men operating the Specialty Glass Company in East Liverpool, Ohio, migrated to Grapeville because of Gas being on the property where our plant is now located. B & S …………….unidentified with certainty. I really appreciate your kind words about the site! So be sure to check out  Carnival Glass Marks  ! However, I will pass along one idea: here is a book which I have not read, but have heard it is good with lots of information: “Antique Glass Bottles : Their History and Evolution (1500-1850) – A Comprehensive Illustrated Guide With a Worldwide Bibliography of Glass Bottles” (Hardcover – published 2001), by Willy Van den Bossche. They made a lot of bottles in shades of blue, green and teal as well as clear and other colors. For more info on the “Federal law Forbids……” phrase, see my webpage concerning that marking. Note: For a brief, basic discussion on the material “glass” (without a lot of scientific jargon), please check out my webpage here: What is glass?? Anchor Glass Container Corporation is based in Tampa, FL (business headquarters) with 6 glass bottle manufacturing plants (as of 2019) located at:  Shakopee, Minnesota; Lawrenceburg, Indiana; Elmira, New York; Henryetta, Oklahoma; Warner Robins, Georgia and Jacksonville, Florida. (this paragraph updated July 26, 2018). Although that looks similar to a mark used by Owens-Illinois Glass Company, something about it doesn’t look quite “right”. Mark seen on the base of Baltimore-area aqua blob beer bottles from the c. 1880-1895 period. The length of a mold seam before it fades out, the position on the bottle (such as shoulder versus neck), or the percentage (such as 3/4 of the way up) CANNOT be relied on to indicate year of production. Brody Co.” and “Hoosier Glass”. I also know that the self sealing jars were made in later years. Many local, regional, and nationally distributed sodas, mineral waters, beers, bitters, tonics, and other types of products were packaged in bottles made by A&DHC. For instance, they sometimes occur with or without periods after each letter. Thank you for your interest, understanding and support! Mold number “47” on the base of a clear glass soda bottle made by Owens-Illinois. Sorry this addon comment is late! Here are some pictures, Matt, the mark appears to be an “I inside an O”. Is that not the case and I just haven’t done enough research? Production ceased in 1949, but the company sold off its remaining inventory until 1951 when it officially went out of business. Some similar jars are also found lettered “Beck, Phillips & Co. Pitts. Some marks are faint due to the fire polished finishing each piece received, and not all Heisey pieces are marked. Strictly Necessary Cookie should be enabled at all times so that we can save your preferences for cookie settings. Pieces from the 1960s have the Anchor Hocking wording and logo in addition to the Fire-King Ware mark. MCGI . Marked pieces are not more valuable or desirable than unmarked pieces. David, a very interesting sight and was 1st visit keep up the great work, glenn. Model Y is fully electric, so you never need to visit a gas station again. In many cases, after I answer a query by email, I do not receive the slightest reply or acknowledgement, not even a brief “thank you”. On earlier whiskey flasks, fruit jars, and soda bottles, and especially examples produced in the mid-nineteenth century period (1840s-1860s), the full factory name or initials may be embossed across the front of the piece. In 2000 became Saint-Gobain Containers, with the SG mark being instituted. Hi shawn, This confusing mark is often erroneously attributed to Boyd's Crystal Art Glass, Inc., which actually uses a B within a diamond marking. Also included are a number of trademarks, emblems and logos seen on other types of glassware including tableware and industrial glass items such as railroad lantern lenses. For the most part, I have not attempted to list fine distinctions for marks that are found both with and without periods. See above entry, and, A C B Co (letters arranged in a circular formation on base of early handblown light green or aqua Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce bottles)…………… Aire & Calder Bottle Company, Castleford, Yorkshire, England (c.1830s? The offer of AA CZECH GLASS.COM is very wide from historical motifs till up a modern art crystal glass and is by the result of art and high profesionality of Czech glassmakers, whose handicraft is handed over from generation to generation. Excellent condition , pet/smoke free home. In this case the “56” is a permit number assigned to Owens-Illinois. We also found a milk bottle liner dating back to early 1900s. Any info would be great. B. L. Fahnstock Fortune & Co. Pitts. On the base is an etched 7. Is your article currently posted online? Fenton in an oval ((Fenton Art Glass Company). Fenton used this oval mark beginning in 1970 and later added the "8" to denote the 1980s. Westmoreland molds have been sold to other glassmakers over the years who did not always remove the mark so dating can be difficult. They did use an “F inside an Oval” logo. For an article with more extensive background material on Bellaire Bottle Company, check out this .pdf file by researcher Bill Lockhart et al: Adlam’s Patent (on base of jars)…….. Several different jars are known with such embossings as “ADLAM’S PATENT” or “PAT. This site primarily lists marks seen on bottles made, Also, please realize that there are a number of marks I list here that could, For a comprehensive list of present day (or very recently used) glass bottle manufacturers’ marks from around the world, you might also wish to check out the following link showing many of the more recent marks (properly called “punt marks” on their website) which are sometimes seen on bottles imported to the United States. I love this site. Although some of these marks are listed on my site, some of them are not. Guernsey also used a capital B mark in addition to this one. Our Awesome Clients. See. The exact cursive style changed slightly several times over the years. Akro Agate crow flying through an "A" mark—most pieces are also marked "Made in USA" in raised letters and include a mold number. Several dozen glass manufacturers have been involved at some time over the last few decades, including well-known glass container firms such as O-I and Verallia. It still had the cork in the bottle. They were semi-automatically machine-made and often bore a faint ‘circle’ mark, about the size of a nickel or quarter, on the bottom. I can only say with certainty that since the bottle is marked U G B, it was made by United Glass Bottle Manufacturers, Limited, a conglomerate of several glass factories located in Great Britain / United Kingdom. I have done internet searches; no results. Enter at least 3 consecutive letters of the signature. Hopefully someone will have info on what this means! In the great majority of cases, bottles with only numbers on the base are difficult, if not impossible, to attribute to a specific glass maker. Either the “A” or the “L” could be the first initial of the unknown glassmaker. Any help with the ID of this bottle would be appreciated. I have added an entry for the mark on “page one” of the alphabetical marks listings. A wide variety of handmade items are produced, some of them from hand-carved wooden molds as well as iron molds. 2. Thank you. Hi there, I was given a purple bottle with the markings of W.T CO. on the bottom which I now know is Whitall Tatum. Hi Pamela, B in a circle – Brockway Glass Company mark. In a good majority of cases, the types of bottles and jars that are most often chosen for “nuking” tend to be rather common and of low value to begin with. What glass bottle mark is that on the very first picture at the top of the page?? For much more detailed info on the various marks used by this company, see this webpage: Bottle inside an oval (embossed design/emblem showing a bottle inside an oval, seen on the base of green “Ten Pin” or bowling pin style soda or mineral water bottles which appear to be of British origin)…………….unknown meaning, but presumably the mark of an unidentified glass bottle manufacturer from Great Britain. Modern Glass achieved 99 out of 100 on our recent independent C E quality audit. Take care, David. Also, on the face of certain fruit jars, the initials “A.G.CO.”. Aluglas Packaging Group (based in Uithoorn, North Holland, Netherlands) merged with Verbeeck Packaging Group (based in Belgium) to form this company in 2017, specializing in a variety of glass and plastic containers, especially for the pharmaceutical industry, but for food and other products also. L logo- bottom is gone do no other marks. Fenton “Colonial Blue” Thumbprint pattern candy dish / vase, with ruffled rim. Hi all I have a glass jar with coloured flowers on it, and a brown wooden twist top, It has a stamp of two deers facing each other, and a number has anyone seen this stamp, or know which country it was made in and year ?. Irving Amen (1918–2011}, stained glass; Gary Beecham (b. initial mark. On the bottom it says “B-57” “145-B-10-10” in the center it has a “2” and a maker stamp that I can’t find. We have 2 clear glass bottles in 2 different sizes. Although experts are not 100 percent accurate, they will have an easier time identifying it than almost anyone else. ~David. Plus, there are not many pictures surfacing of the bottom of the jars, so it’s been impossible to compare imprinted numbers. Can you suggest where I mayblocate more info on these jars? Any Info on what a V inside a keystone was? Other pieces are simply marked Czechoslovakia in … Dieser Esstisch eignet sich perfekt fürs Esszimmer oder aber für das Wohnzimmer. For more information, try this webpage: Hope this helps! 1947) Fritz Dreisbach (b. Nearly all Whitall Tatum Company bottles (generally from circa 1870s through 1910s) that are “clear” in color will turn some shade of amethyst or dark purple after undergoing radiation because the glass formula included manganese as a decolorizer. Best regards, David. For instance, telephone companies…….. Pieces from the 1940s are marked "Fire-King Oven Glass." The only F inside of a shield I could find is Federal Glass Company– it started in 1932 and the shield is different. I was wondering if you had ever seen this mark before? The only information I can find is on Etsy & Ebay (obviously not reliable)…multiple people selling the same jar, claiming it is anywhere from the 20’s to the 50’s. S. & CO.” marks. Please see my entry for the “N” and “N in a square” marks. See “W superimposed over B” entry on page 5 (S-Z marks). Everett, I don’t have a clue, but maybe someone will land on this site who recognizes the mark. Kelly, Michael and Frances Higgins … Midland was based in Cliffwood, New Jersey but also operated plants at Shakopee, MN as well as the Terre Haute facility. 6826 Blue compote designed by Matt Carter, Signed by Richard Blenko in 2000. That mark was used until the mid-1850s. Vaseline Glass Collectors Inc. reports that Mosser made Guernsey's later pieces. Seen on pressed glass tableware and novelties, most commonly in clear glass. The beauty of designer glassware is recognized by the balance of its forms, the work of its material and its colour, and its adequacy between aesthetics and practice. For instance, in the case of some marks such as “G inside a circle” or “S inside a circle”, very similar marks, in fact basically identical, were also used by totally unrelated companies located outside the United States. AG (stylized letters forming an anchor)……..Anchor Glass Container Corporation. Actual glass manufacturer is unknown, but Maryland Glass Corporation, Baltimore, MD (a prolific maker of cobalt blue bottles after 1907) could be one possibility. Have you any idea what this could be? mark used by Louis Comfort Tiffany on a variety of Favrile glass pieces. This bottle was made in 1972 at plant number 9 which was Streator, Illinois. I’ve searched all over the internet and can’t seem to identify this maker. The “FF in a circle” was their logo, the “18A” is the mold number. I will be happy to post an address to the museum also, and I’ve posted your full comment and telephone number here for anyone interested in more information. I’m interested in the history of the glass industry in the United States, especially the manufacturing of bottles, electrical insulators and tableware. Not sure if the mark itself was used during that entire time period, or if is currently in use. Thanks for sharing your knowledge David!!!!!!!! Sapphire Blue “Eastlake” Children’s Mug, made by Atterbury & Company of Pittsburgh in the 1880s. O V entwined – on base of cobalt blue “Acqua della Madonna” water bottle from Italy. Derek, I don’t know anything about the bottle, but am posting your query here. Thanks for your time. Chris, I don’t know anything about your bottle, but the glass maker’s mark is actually supposed to be “C L G CO” which stands for Carr-Lowrey Glass Company. Others may be happy to pay more for irradiated glass. I have a few odd ones that do not appear on websites. Jeannette also used a "J" in a triangle or a "J" standing alone as their mark on occasion. Please see, Ball Bro’s Glass Mf’G Co. Buffalo…………Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company, Buffalo, NY (marking seen on glass fruit jar lids made c. 1885-1888). (Photo courtesy of Dan Goorevitch). 2) In reference to Agnew & Company, there was a series of glass companies in the Pittsburgh area in which the Agnew family was involved, beginning as early as 1842 with Chambers & Agnew. If there is a line underneath the “circled A”, this indicates the bottle was produced at the Dunkirk plant. Weitere Ideen zu glas, hyazinthe glas, hyazinthe. I can’t find any evidence they used their “F in a shield” on any utilitarian bottles or jars. The “I” often looks a bit weird! Authenticating Baccarat Glass . There may or may not be a letter or number on the top of the insulator, but on these particular examples, there are no other markings on the “skirt” of the insulator other than a lone “B”. (on fruit jars). Here is another site, this one specializing on information concerning shot glasses:  Marks seen on shot glasses . ALSO……..I should add that the majority of bottles that are NON-LIQUOR do not follow this numbering configuration. ~David, I have foung in the chelan washington area a bottle, 8oz its a lyric with an A17 in the diamond on the bottom, on the side is WILD ROOT with what looks like wheat stalks. My jar is an Honest Mason not a Perfect Mason. On these insulators, the “B” positively identifies the insulator to be a product of the Brookfield Glass Company (Bushfield Glass Works), and most of these beehive style insulators date from the c. 1900-1920 period. ~David, Hello i have a vintage glass bottle that is completly plain with no writings on it but the bottom of the bottle it has the number 249 and below the number it appears to be a letter S. Can anybody give me some information? It looks like it has another 3 on top of the other 3. With Made in Design, we choose more than ever originality with a very complete range of modern glassware and wine glasses to use daily or for special occasions. The sides are embossed with an almost diamond/zig zag pattern. Patents were issued to Samuel Adlam, Jr. of Boston. We sell online via our website, eBay and Etsy. Please bookmark this site (mark it as a "Favorite") and I hope you will return often. 1900-iridescent glass almost totally. Max-Haus GmbH Am Spreebord 9 10589 Berlin. Outside the diamond are 4 lines. Items made there during the Lancaster Colony Corporation years, in general, do not carry an embossed maker’s mark. I can send you a picture if you like. Besides, Fenton was basically an art glass company and did not make 5-gallon water bottles. Much of the basic information here on  the alphabetical “Marks” pages comes from research by Julian H. Toulouse published in his classic, indispensable and ground-breaking reference work Bottle Makers and their Marks (1971). Who manufactured this bottle? Sometimes they are filled with coins or other objects. I am currently in the process of washing each and every bottle (pack rat heaven). Triangle has number “500” embossed within, on the example reported, but perhaps a different number appears on other containers? ). Frosted yellow vaseline glass candle holder marked faintly “FAROY U.S.A. / PAT. Shipping Every Day on Orders $99+* Free Standard U.S. Please see the above two entries on “A.G.W.”, A H K………Alexander H. Kerr & Company, Altoona, Kansas (1909-1912); Sand Springs, Oklahoma (1912-19?? Pamela is an antique expert and the author of three books on the subject. It's best to buy these pieces from a reputable, knowledgeable dealer who will stand behind his or her merchandise when investing large sums in these wares. (. ~David. Pay Invoices; Upload Artwork; Sample Requests Glass plants were located at Streator, Illinois;  Newark, Ohio;  Belleville, Illinois;  Massillon, Ohio  &  Wooster, Ohio. It has OWENS stamped on 2 sides of the bottle, nothing on the third side or the bottom. Please see my page on, Anchor within a rectangle   (shown)………Anchor Hocking Glass Corporation, Lancaster, Ohio & other locations. See “Indiana Glass” and “LCC” marks. I have Reese blood tab bottle green ssys blood and system tonic numbers on bottom clc co 2 wondering how old, thanks. The info presented on this site is the most accurate I’ve been able to find at present, but any comments (pro or con), clarifications or corrections (preferably backed up with reliable source information) would be sincerely appreciated! Take care, This is the following residential products and services that Modern Glass Company offer to our customers such as Windows, Doors, Tub & Shower Enclosures etc Jean, The bottom of the bottle reads SJ&S. A.B.G.C.ST.L……….Adolphus Busch Glass Mnfg. Menü . Seen on base of pickle or “chow chow” bottle, probably from Great Britain. Any thoughts? The “10” is probably the plant location code. If so, it is certainly a product of Cunningham & Ihmsen of Pittsburgh. Thank you and best regards, Manufacturer of a wide line of tableware over the years, Barlett-Collins was later a subsidiary of the Lancaster Colony Corporation (owner of Indiana Glass Company after 1957). Abstract art, modern art, and an interest in optical properties of glass itself and the designs that can be made with it, were also strong influences. Most Fostoria pieces are not marked and must be identified by the pattern and/or etching found on the piece. Hi Myles, I believe I purchased them from a garage sale. Another site with an extensive list of marks is here: . The “33” is probably a mold number. The mark (shown in pic) is hard to classify, so I’ve pictured it on this page. Our handcrafted glassware lines consist of Carnival, Vaseline, and Opalescent, as well as hand-decorated pieces. Refresh the contents of your kitchen cabinets with our range of glassware sets. Handblown bottles were continued to be made into the 1920s and even later in some cases. It has been done in a variety of ways during the history of glass. However, this site is geared with more emphasis on the actual glassmakers themselves. THOUSANDS of bottles carry only a number on the base (or heel),  and this information (in many cases) does not help ID the source or age. Dieser Pinnwand folgen 110 Nutzer auf Pinterest. Two “older” logos (both with a more “horizontal” look) were used from approximately 1980 to 2014. Co. Norfolk and there’s a big star on the face of the bottle. So much knowledge! The “1669” is a mold or design number assigned to that bottle style. Look for factory names, hand-painted signatures, name of country or origin or other images. Maker of toy glass marbles as well as ashtrays, vases, children’s dishes and many other unusual novelty items. The letters are rather crudely and largely embossed, and arranged in a circular orientation on the bottom of the bottle. David. The bottom sides of the bottle read 236 B 4, 7 Oz fluid Rec. Take care,