Williamson River, Oregon
Personal Website: historicbottles.com
I (Bill) am a collector (44+ years!) of all kinds of older, mouth-blown (not machine-made) American bottles and flasks, i.e., made from the late 18th through the verI (Bill) am a collector (44+ years!) of all kinds of older, mouth-blown (not machine-made) American bottles and flasks, i.e., made from the late 18th through the very early 20th century (pre-1910 + or -).
Collecting tastes run the gamut from early American figured (aka "historical") flasks, bitters, California gold-rush era soda & mineral waters and other Western American bottles, early American utilitarian bottles, Oregon bottles, Lindsey's Blood Searcher bottles, etc.
I really don't have huge amounts within many of the recognized types or categories of 19th century bottles, but do have something within virtually all types - even some fruit jars which are one of the more fascinating bottle collecting genres I think. In short, I am a generalist at heart.
I'm also the author of the Society for Historic Archaeology & Bureau of Land Management's (my ex-employer, I'm retired) "Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website" at this URL: http://www.sha.org/bottle/index.htm (Read more)