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Posted 6 years ago

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I'm really not sure what this is, but it kind of looks like a medicine bottle. I got it at an estate sale. It's hand blown milk glass. It has a black cap that screws on. I know it's only a small bottle (4 1/4" tall x 2 1/2' wide), but I love that it's hand blown and I think, old. The people at the estate sale told me they thought it was from the 40's. It's not much, but I really like it.

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  1. Spriteboy Spriteboy, 6 years ago
    It's a spice bottle. I have a whole set of Griffiths Spices.
  2. mocean mocean, 6 years ago
    I sure wish I'd known about this wonderful site sooner! I buy glass now and then, mainly just if I like it. I really don't know what I'm buying but, if I love it, that's most important to me. Still, I'm thrilled to know what this is! Thank you so much Spriteboy. You're lucky to have a whole set. I'll do some research to find out when they were made and how many are in a set. It's a simple little thing, but I love it. It has character. I'm just really learning about glass, which is why I'm grateful that I found this forum. Thank you again.
  3. packrat-place packrat-place, 6 years ago
    Sorry, that jar is not hand blown. The mark on the bottom is a "suction scar" caused by an Owens Automatic Bottle Machine.
    "Owens bottle ring- During the period of 1890 to 1910, Micheal Owens developed automated methods for opening and closing bottle molds which led to mass production of glass and bottles. A distinctive characteristic of wares made by this method is a thin embossed circle on the base of the bottle, usually found with numbers and other marks indicating year of manufacture, mold number, etc. Bottles with such markings date from approximately 1910 to 1960"
  4. mocean mocean, 6 years ago
    Thank you! Well, now I'm glad it's not hand blown. The history of it is far better! It sounds like a continuation of the Industrial Revolution. This is just fascinating! Thank you so much. I'm going to head over and read about Michael Owens!

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