Bottle & Product Histories, Articles & Notes

Bottles are used to hold and transport various items and products.  The history of bottles follows an evolutionary course. Although there was a tendency to stick with traditional bottle forms, the styles or shapes of the bottles changed as new products were introduced, new technologies were invented, or competition was rampant.  This history of bottled products is helpful in dating bottles.

The following histories of bottled products are described on this site:

  1. Beer - History of brewing and bottling of beer
  2. Soda & Mineral Waters - History of soft drink use and manufacture

Click on the links above to get more information on the history of a bottled product and the bottles that you are researching.

Articles and notes are also provided on this site.  These provide more detailed information on specific bottlers, brewers, bottles and their attributes.

  1. Articles - Detailed articles on specific bottlers, brewers, bottles and their attributes.
  2. Notes - Notes on bottlers, brewers, bottles, and their attributes.

Click on the links above to get more information on the articles or notes that are available.

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