Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Duraglas Bottle

In Bottles > Show & Tell.
Bottles5514 of 5824One of a kindanother barn find
Love it
Like it

MjanelindMjanelind loves this.
GTBOIGTBOI loves this.
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 7 years ago


(4 items)

I found this bottle in an old barn. It is a one gallon Duraglas bottle , aqua in color DES Pat 184991. The markings on the bottom are 15 60 and the number 2. I would like to know what this bottle was used for and what the approx. age of it is. Can anyone give me any info ?

Unsolved Mystery

Help us close this case. Add your knowledge below.


  1. James, 7 years ago
    I'm no expert, but it looks like its from the 60s, and could have been used for Coca-cola flavoring syrup to be used for fountain soda machines. There would've been a green label on it. Looks clean, usually there'd be rotten syrup in it on the bottom.
  2. rshunters, 7 years ago
    Thanks. Do you know what the value may be ? We don't want to sell it, but would like to know if it has any value.
  3. James, 7 years ago
    Ones I've seen have had labels on them, and sold for about $25. I'm not sure how much value the label would actually add to the bottle, but I would think a decent amount. hope that helps!
  4. LS3232 LS3232, 7 years ago
    i've seen similar ones on ebay $5-$10.
  5. rshunters, 7 years ago
    Thanks. We will keep it, just thought it was nice color and wanted it to sit in my kitchen.
  6. James, 7 years ago
    Yeah, I love old bottles and jugs like this. I make lamps out of them.
  7. love bottles, 7 years ago
    I don't think this is a Duranglas bottle. Does it have the name embossed on it, and also it should have at the bottom a number to the left to represent the factory and according when manufactured a symbol in the middle a diamond with an O in the middle and another number on the other side of the symbol which represent the year a single or double digit.
  8. love bottles, 7 years ago
    The symbol can also be a circle with an I in the middle on the bottom. This would indicate it is from the 1950's or later. the dimond would be earlier.
  9. shirley guidry, 7 years ago
    I just cleaned a jug that i found in our barn like this. it is 1 gallon green looking with Duraglas embossed on it and 15-1-58 2 on the bottom. Anyone have any info on this?
  10. Thomas Walling, 7 years ago
    I also have a 1/2 gal. that is Duraglas. Yr. 1948 with the diamond and O. It also has green tint. And I cannot find any anywhere, even on eBay. Looking for any kind of value? Can somebody help me. Thank you.
  11. Brenda, 7 years ago
    I have a brown one gallon jug with the same des pat 194991 and the label on the jug is for Baglin-a general purpose liniment for vetinary use from the Syracuse Pharmacal Co., Inc. There is alittle in the jar and that is tryly what was inside the jug.
  12. Seejay, 6 years ago
    Your jug was patented in April 28, 1959 (but probably in use since 1957). But if the "60" on the base is to the right of an I inside a tall oval outline "(I)"...that would mean it was made in 1960 (prior to 1954, the company used an overlapping diamond & oval logo, with the I inside). Such jugs could have been used for beverages or cleaning products (like Clorox).
    Is there any other code on the base? Owens-Illinois Glass Co. usually included a product code besides the factory location and date of manufacture. Duraglas is their glass hardening process. Do a search online, and open the Glass Glossary link.
  13. Angela, 6 years ago
    I was out riding and found a half gallon duraglas bottle, clear and the marking on the bottom are 0 an I in the middle inside a circle with o on the other side and a 2 at the bottom, it has seam on both sides and it a large mouth. I just like the looks of it and wanted to see if anyone could tell me anything. I know nothing about bottles.
  14. Kate, 6 years ago
    I can't answer your question, but I have a 1/2 gallon jar with a 4 1/2 inch wide mouth that has Duraglos stamped into the glass. It has a metal lid.
  15. judy, 6 years ago
    I have a gallon small mouth duraglas jar that has the wire around the mouth of the jar-do you know what it was used for. Also on the bottom has a 2 (1) 9 and another 9 below those no's. and the one is inside a circle.
  16. Sheryl, 6 years ago
    I found five of the clear Duraglas 1 gallons in an old Tobacco Barn next to a large metal barrel with copper lines coming out of it. I asked the locals and was told they were probably used for moonshine back in the day. I had to laugh
  17. Rob, 6 years ago
    We found a one-gallon Duraglas jug which is clear in color. The words "one-gallon" are embossed in two spots around the top of the jug and the name Duraglas is embossed in two locations near the bottom of the jug. The numbers and symbol on the bottom of the jug look like this:
    23 <(I)> 53

    I637 - W
    Could someone please explain these numbers and their meaning? Also, the jug is filled with what appears to be some kind of spoiled syrupy-like liquid. A metal screw-on cap is rusted on atop the jug. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  18. jingram, 6 years ago
    i found a duraglas bottle that is brown it is half gallon on bottom it has a I with a circle around it to the left is 14 and to the right is 4 under the circle is a 4 under 4 there isE-2430 the neck of the bottle is shaped like the old moonshine jugs it also had a snap on lid instead of the screw on type anyone know age are value of it thanks
  19. xcited2findout, 5 years ago
    I have 3 Duraglas jugs, with the name embossed on the bottom. It has a I in a circle with a diamond through it and the number 7 to the left, a number 2 at the bottom and the number 54 to the right of it. These jars are on an old electric machine that swings back and forth when it is plugged in. If anyone has a clue the worth of the jars, the meaning behind the numbers and possibly what the machine was used for that would be greatly appreciated.
  20. Dredgedirty Dredgedirty, 3 years ago
    I know it's an older post but they are called "diamond I" good for everything bottles. They were really heavy sellers in the 20's as corked tops and continued to keep up with the times. Owens sold them empty by the case. There is a great article on them on maybe with a copy of the Owens 1926 catalog under glass jugs.
  21. lorianne-58, 2 months ago
    I found a one gallon glass jug with handle, and metal screw on cap with 7up on it, bottle of jug has 7 1(in oval ) 5, it has des.pat 184991 on neck... can anyone tell me anything about this jug?

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.