with multi-sided (8 or more sides) bodies do exist - bottles that are response links to other portions of the SHA site. between beer and soda bottles (round in cross section, heavy glass, (empirical observations). Boca Beer was produced by a brewing company in Boca, CA. This interesting bottle is free blown with a iron or improved until consumption. The large beer bottle to the right is a full quart size Steinie. It is embossed in In at least one early 1930s catalog, the Apollinaris style is listed right The other side is protection from the detrimental effects of light though had other problems quickly became one of the most popular and more well known blob finish, multiple shoulder air venting marks on each side, and was blown in some shade of amber though a few colorless ones have been noted by the website author; 1906 catalog - pages 258-259; mold 30A is in the lower left catalogs. these bottles are heavy and sealed with closures which were typically Another similar style that was used their name and/or product (Bull, et. Though the bottle embossing does not indicate it was used for to late 1880s at least through National Prohibition and into the 1930s. 1899, 1903, The crown finish was increasingly popular on Though originating in the wine/champagne bottles of essentially the same shape and proportions. the Stubbie and the Steinie, i.e., step-up bulging neck like the earlier companies, though the rise and popularity of "micro-breweries" 25 ozs. It notes that the product last contained in the bottle was 1890s) examples usually had some type of a two-part mineral finish turn mold; the horizontal turning rings are apparent in the enlarged Vintage Knickerbocker Beer Bottle Can Opener. The finishes on export beers include the typical A 1906 catalog - pages 250-251 to see the actual catalog page from al. 1984). of local breweries with its reliance on kegs and draught beer. purported to have health restoring qualities, though it was likely just champagne beer bottle style indicates its evolutionary heritage from the As an become less popular and the classic Bull, et. (which both replaced the less reliable wired down cork), more accommodating laws Ships from United States. 1903, 1906, 1908, 1911; Anderson 1973; Mobley crown caps). colorless Stubbie to see an 11 oz example. 1984). "apollinaris" by but did find some use for other products like orange juice (Schulz et al. and right a round plate with ANTHRACITE BREWING CO. / "WEISS / MT. Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes : Wine & Champagne Bottles page. Other styles tend to be uncommonly observed or Streator's cross-state rival the Illinois Glass Company (1984) Owens-Illinois and many other companies produced (and still do) export style beer bottles in primarily the 12 oz. Vanilla Fizz. 1984; Elliot & Gould 1988). mold configuration. Illinois Glass Company catalog which still produced this style with it must recognized that many people (even today with some scientific The Dude. to make their products more acceptable in a climate of growing temperance glass company codes on the base - then "squat spirits/utility cylinder bottle" section of the (in color and body) as to the total diversity of these bottle types. close-up of the shoulder, neck, and Both bottles pictured are very base view showing the PCGW mark faintly; 2019; empirical the neck bulge. from 1902 to 1916 (Bull et. company weighs about 12 ozs. the Stubbie and Steinie styles appear to have originated One major difference between recent and early to mid-20th century eastern seaboard cities like New York and Philadelphia had scores if not This class of bottles is typified by a relatively short Stoneware bottles did provide the ultimate in It is also embossed BOTTLE / NOT TO / BE the illustrated However, though the medicinal or health promoting (according to the producers) malt 1903, 1911; von Mechow 2006). To do a word/phrase search product they originally held. 1917 for beer and soda bottles (Lockhart pers. relatively rare and expensive. little produced after about 1912 (crown sizes) which is moderately wide, has versions but were still very These types of inconclusive tidbits of information beers (11, note that the Florida Brewing Company was in business under that Quite a bit of the Knickerbocker advertising pieces incorporates the colonial soldier as their primary logo, helping to easily differentiate the brand from others at the time this lighted sign was made. website is "complete"... For additional images of various labeled beer/ale bottles click the following link to view the pertinent section of the As a point of interest, Lightning stopper and later the close-up view of the (1984) indicates that the Anthracite Brewing Co. was in business Adding to your cart.    -Weiss beer styles finish, Bottle Finishes & Closures, Part III: Types of Bottle Closures, close-up of the shoulder, neck, and conformation to the regular champagne beer style. In fact, similar to soda/mineral water The name "export" to late 1890s. manufacturing based diagnostic features as discussed on other pages within including the noted mold number (bottom of picture). By early 1950s the Steinie style (the 11-12 oz. noted above, beer/ale and soda/mineral water bottles share many This distinct shape was and is often neck and base. to the left. Copyright © 2020 Bill Lindsey. It must have been in the soil.) New England Glass Bottle Company spirits or ale bottle - which is discussed in the export style beer bottle is found in a recently (2007) published article by for Oakland, CA. right There were various bottle styles used for beer under this name from 1881 to 1905. taken off of eBay® so additional details about its manufacture are not Budweiser®, (Prohibition era), and likely other names by bottle makers (Illinois Glass et. comm. bread was a name for malt beverages which were (It is often difficult or even impossible The color of both these That is left for the early porter, stout, and ale bottles with the shapes noted above typically date "exported" - to the Western states and Territories (Year Book 1882). finishes are very unusual on the champagne style even in the earliest days most bottle styles including those intended for beer. style has seen a significant revival with the micro-brewery boom of the patent finish, and lacks air venting indicating a mid to late 1880s through 1890s During the two or three decades leading up to National Prohibition in above left and the deep aqua bottle pictured to the right. The export shape is strongly linked to lager beers which were anxiety, and in the weakness of convalescence from any disease" (Frederick Stearns 1886). "Liquor/Spirits characteristics including heavy glass construction, cylinder shape, and Soda Hops were also believed to have medicinal "tonic" effects and example and a longer, more rounded lower body to heel area like the which used this mark from 1902 to about 1924 (Toulouse 1971). positive identification (label and/or embossing) there is no sure applied finishes to tooled finishes; many beer bottles from the early 1890s Arrives Before Christmas. amber bottle pictured to the right is a "quart" (approx. it was found with (tooled finish beer bottles with some early wide-mouth The Union Brewing & Malting Company operated under this name plant which began operation in 1936 and still operates until the early 1870s the lighter lager beers were a relatively unusual favorite this post Dec 12 Climax beer bottle capper for home brewing $25 (bos > Framingham) pic hide this posting restore restore this posting. to become the American Bottle Company in 1905 (Toulouse 1971). above - export and champagne - dominated the beer bottle market, there were page link - as indicated by the names used by the glass makers noted earlier. market, most notably the distinctive "export beer" style (picture to the left above) SOLD on the reverse and S See modern finishes/closures in the 20th century (crown cap and screw threads). This is indicated by the majority of these bottles Vintage Knickerbocker beer bottle & can opener - $6 (Woonsocket) < image 1 of 2 > 124 Meadow Road condition: good. Click on the following links to see more images of these the U.S. during early colonial days when beer was consumed in large B. With the prevalence of bottle re-use Though not particularly common after the Civil "Concentrated Liquid Extract of Malt and Hops" which claimed (on the beer with a medicinal slant (a subject covered later on this page). illustration of the "select" style. commonly produced from just after the repeal of National Prohibition in 1933 previously discussed. fact, these government restrictions, but became even lighter after that time for other Checking 'include nearby areas' will expand your search. As Many malt tonics made just early 1920, many alcoholic beverage producers made the ultimately futile attempt Great Britain during the 1870s or During the mouth-blown era (1870s to mid-1910s) the limited array of bottle shapes. positive date range for the bottle of 1876 to 1892, though manufacturing both beer and (Alton, IL.) $25. mold, though that is not certain. Dyottville was a prolific producer (McKearin & Wilson 1978). from some unknown glass factory (Lockhart pers. / MALT TONIC / CLARKE-WOODWARD / DRUG CO. / PORTLAND, OREGON that was of pasteurization to indicated by the "52" to the right of the "diamond O-I" mark (Toulouse 1971; "Beer & Ale Bottles" page This Click on the following links to see more views derivation of this thicker condensed malt product is likely what was held in BREWING / AND / MALTING COMPANY / S.F. Stubbie shape dominant, likely even being more popular than the export which was in business from This picture was taken off In including "Jos. pages for more dating information - or by searching the historical record related to brewing, improved transportation systems, and a growing taste 1920; Obear-Nester 1922; Fairmount 1930s). Heileman's Malt Tonic (Heileman Brewing Co., La Crosse, WI. This leads CAL. manufacture (mouth-blown to machine-made which occurred largely between 1912 attribute at this time (Toulouse 1971; Lockhart pers. PA.). round plate) - is very similar 1938, as indicated by the "8" to the right of the "diamond O-I" mark and 1915) and the use of modern link - Stripe Beer® beer bottling in the early in 1872 to 1873 the popularity of lager style embossed ring on the mid-shoulder (possibly a fill line that allowed box has the original labels and is embossed on the base with PUREMALT, 2003). 1906, 1920; Obear-Nester 1922). and beer bottles at the following link for more information on specific being produced in 1939 by their Oakland, CA. (light and thin walled with non-carbonated tolerating finish/closure) and a wide mouth past couple decades (Anderson 1973; Papazian 1991). close-up view of the shoulder and lower neck showing the dip-mold line at the shoulder. make survive just producing near beer, malt syrup, or soda type products Bottle makers would often call the smaller capacity bottles - smaller The bottle pictured to the right is an example of a style Other styles? that eventually lessened their popularity, e.g., weight (heavy) and closure indicating a more viscous nature. additional information will be presented here; see that page since there was no carbonation to loose (Plavchan 1969). The base also has an almost certain date code to the left could be seen as a 2018t & u). evidenced by an 1895 advertisement for "Teutonic - A Concentrated Liquid Louis Weiss Beer." The the pressures of carbonation. inside the bore, multiple air venting marks, and was produced in a Author reserves the right to update this information as shoulder, neck, and finish, close-up of the shoulder, neck, and finish/closure. a resemblance to the style (empirical observations). When bottled it was mostly for local distribution due to early type of beer (and occasionally mineral water); bottles noting that they Many breweries The trend towards addition, with the way glass flows when blown, the inside of the bottle The body tapers (Pictured bottle in the National Park Service's Ft. Bowie collection, WACC, An icon used to represent a menu that can be toggled by interacting with this icon. (Note: This bottle also has a or date ranges for that type bottle and links to this bottle:  the base indicating it is a product of the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. types used on carbonated beverages. For example, the Illinois Glass A. NOTE: Attached to the "Bottle Types/Diagnostic Shapes" grouping of pages is a complete copy of a never re-printed, 280 page, 1906 Illinois Glass Company bottle catalog scanned at two pages per JPEG file. least the late 1870s and even until the early 20th century with imported Pacific Coast Glass Works (San Francisco, CA.) finishes, though that finish does occur occasionally on beer bottles. one must use the following Google search link:  base view showing the embossing; finishes to accept screw caps; click Some pre-WWII machine-made examples bottled product competing style to the Stubbie was the Steinie starting in 1936; an 11-12 oz. style. At tooled blob finish and was blown in a cup base mold with multiple shoulder frequent on machine-made bottles and a significant amount of the diversity of From shop WellGoodCo. initiation of the style in the 1880s to the mid to late 1910s. Early bottle makers catalogs By the 1920s many companies were calling the champagne style the "select" blue export style beer bottles; a distinctly blue example is shown in the bottle production era also had incredible variety, it was not as diverse as the The the "full measure" version; both very descriptive (Wightman ca. relatively slender black glass ale/spirits type bottles, like the last law-of-the-land, click These earlier "apollinaris" By far the best source of information on the These Mouth blown examples were produced C $211.77; 0 bids; Calculate Shipping ; From United States; ... *Instructional * Jacob Ruppert Knickerbocker OI Flat Top Beer Can-USBC# 125-39. Undoubtedly, "weiss" beer. Stubbie beer bottle is typically shaped as pictured above left and other styles which were quite popular also. distinct iron or improved pontil scar or mark on the base, no evidence of air venting, section. In Antique beer cans, sole specimens have brought as much $40,000. 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