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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Hi, just found this. I do not know that much about old Glass bottles but do like the way some of them look. the bottom of this one is invented up. I *think* somewhere I had saw once that this style is quite old. Has a couple of marks on the bottom. A *H* on one side of the bottom of the bottle, and then an older looking *1* on the other side of the bottom of the bottle.

    Any help/info greatly appreciated.......and Since I do not know what it held in it-- I am not sure what category of bottles I should put it in???

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    1. antiquerose antiquerose, 7 years ago
      Thank you very much Phil !!

      Great to know its age. I figured it was older - but not that old. Again Thank you very Much
    2. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 7 years ago
      Lovely find antiquerose. Like phil, i went digging for bottles with my dad many years ago, he's found some amazing odd bottles, some like this, some with marbles in the top. To think they survive all that time, buried, yet often found undamaged, if a little worn, its little short of a miracle.
    3. packrat-place packrat-place, 7 years ago
      It is not as old as you might think. It was made in an Automatic Bottle machine, probably in the 20's or 30's, possible even later. The bottom is called a "kick-up" and it originally contained wine or champagne.
      "The reasons behind push-ups are varied. It may appear that the steep rise or pushed-up portion of the base was done to reduce the interior volume of the bottle. However, it was more likely done for some or all of the following reasons: for bottle strength enhancing, stability (i.e., the process helps form an even base and keeps the rough glass of some pontil scars out of the way so the bottle sits upright without wobbling), to provide a means of turning bottles in a stack using the fingers and thumb (a procedure still followed in traditional champagne manufacture), and/or possibly to trap content sedimentation."

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