This is surprising given that date derived from bottles and jars pertain to a wide range of studies, including chronological control, trade, site functions, and methods of manufacture.Closures are an integral part of these studies, becoming particularly important after a spectacular variety of metal and glass caps in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This smallish but copiously illustrated book is actually a good "field guide" for dating historic bottles using very well done illustrations and charts.(This may just be a function of the Bellaire catalog being more limited in scope than the bigger IGCo.) The Bellaire catalog does include wide mouth machine made bottles, which were certainly made with a semi-automatic machine which are first offered in the 1906 IGCo. It is currently (late 2017) available from the publisher (LCoast Press.com), Amazon and likely other sources.For example, where Toulouse offered only two possible companies for the use of the M. Of great importance, the authors included specific citations for their sources.
The manufacturers section is very helpful in that it corrects, contradicts, and offers alternative explanations for many of the marks, dates, and information set forth in Toulouse (see above). mark (neither of which fit the date range for the bottle style and manufacturing techniques), Ayres and associates listed four additional possibilities and discussed their likelihood.A final problem is that the references for the bottle section are not listed separately from those for the rest of the Tucson report. ) -and important work are available from the author by contacting him at his email: [email protected] Similar to the above book, this one is primarily listing of bottles (and out-of-date pricing guide) although there is also some useful historical information related to the bottles.. Considering the competition in the industry, one could assume that prices would be similar for similar items for all the major producers.Overall, this is a very important study, one that is almost essential for any subsequent research on beer bottles or any comprehensive study of bottle marks. Adobe Walls The History and Archaeology of the 1874 Trading Post. Interesting archaeological study that includes a chapter with the descriptions and information on bottles discarded during the very short life of a firmly dated historic site in the Texas Panhandle which was destroyed by Comanches. A Collectors Guide to Patent and Proprietary Medicine Bottles of the Nineteenth Century. Contains a listing of over 4,000 bottles with more than 800 illustrations, though has little company history information. The Bellaire catalog does not offer druggist bottles with the capacity embossed (i.e., the stylized 3iii type markings on the shoulder) like the 1903-04 IGCo catalog.Annotation is provided where possible as to the utility or pertinence of the work to the noted website goals.Books which are purely collector price guides with no useful historical information are not emphasized here, although those which have some limited utility from the perspective of the websites goals are listed for informational purposes.The second section (pages 1-44 plus five unnumbered pages) discussed specific manufacturing companies and the marks they used.The authors chose to present the information alphabetically by company instead of by mark.To quote the back of the cover, "This book presents a much-needed review of commercial closures for bottles and jars used in America prior to World War II.Archaeological attention to commercial closures has been rather limited.The final section consisted of unnumbered pages with drawings of bottle shapes, finishes, and manufacturers marks. It has exceptional historical information on all of the major producers in one of the most significant 19th and 20th century glass making regions.These are detailed and include heel marks along with numbers and letters accompanying the marks, themselves. Largest listing of Western American liquor bottles. The book is profusely illustrated with hundreds of photos and other illustrations of various types of bottles and glass, advertising from the companies, patents for bottle designs and machines, and much, much more. (Ohio) Great turn of the century bottle makers catalog which is very rare and never reprinted.