Over 31,500 bottles are now listed with the addition of over
100 new bottles. A small update, but some site
improvements were added. Over 200 new and improved pictures have been
Added 6 new pontiled bottles. A blue green Saratoga
shaped bottle marked Albany Glass Works from Albany, NY. An aqua Hanbury Smith Seltzers
Water bottle from New York City, NY. A new J. Tyler
porter marked Union Glass Works from Philadelphia, PA. Two porter
bottles of E. C. Ware of Lancaster, PA; one with Union Glass
Works and a private mold without. Finally, a J. J. Sprenger porter from Lancaster, PA.
Added 1 new Codd Patent bottle; a variation of the License No. 82. Added
new Roorbach 1885 bottles marked C. J. Siegfried
from Mount Carmel, PA.
Updated 2 Beer Closure;
The patent for the Darlington Stopper was found by Harry
Eichman. It is actually a design patent by Peter J.
Gross in 1897 and is now listed as the Gross Closure.
Also cleaned up the A. B. C. patent.
Added a new feature to link to articles on
bottlers and manufactures from the show bottle page.
Added a new feature to add the years
a firm was in business to the show bottles page.
Added a new feature called Notes on recent
findings and items of interest.
Fixed the a problem with truncated links on web
site links that was causing a disjointed presentation..
Over 31,400 bottles are now listed with the addition of over
1,450 new bottles. Important additions were
from the Carol Ambruster collection of West Philadelphia
bottles, the Rusty Frye collection of early Southern sodas
and beers, over 400 new New York City bottles from various
sources, New England bottles catalogued from the book
Antique Blob Top Bottles Central
And Southern New England and other sources, and early
Texas bottles submitted by Brandon DeWolfe. Over 2,365 pictures have been
added! Sorry for the delay to all my
Added 26 new pontiled bottles. An aqua pony from
Lampe & Boschultz of Quincy, IL. A new M. Piris
variation from New Orleans, LA. A Conant's Mineral
Water bottle with reversed letters an another Conant bottle marked
simply "C" from New Orleans, LA. A new variation
of the Barrack mineral water bottle from New Orleans, LA. A
green pony of L. Petersen of Petersburg, VA, a green
Roseberry eagle soda from Alexandria, VA, A Furgeson bottle with a
Mexican off with his head but not overcut with the P. D. F.
initials from Cincinnati, OH, a deep aqua pony variation
from Cairns Timmermann Block & Co. of Saint Louis MO, green pony marked I. C. W.
from Providence, R. I., a green M. T. Crawford brown Stout
bottle from Hartford, CT, a Saratoga type bottle from
Fisher, Riker & Co., a new blue A. W. Rapp soda and
green J. F. Barker & Co., from Syracuse, NY, a new S. Smith variant
all from New
York, NY, a green porter marked P. B. M. of Sunbury, PA, a light green A. Raab porter
from Tamaqua, PA, a green porter from John Zimmerman
from Schuylkill Haven, PA, this was previously
reported with a smooth base. A green OP Roussel variation,
a new Pfommer oval plate porter, a Wm Richie porter, a
Hubbell drug store shaped mineral water, a green J. Marlow
Brown Stout, a green porter marked F. Bofinger, all
from Philadelphia, a variant of a Phila Porter & Ale bottle, and a very early green soda simply marked H.
W. E. Also a green torpedo of the pontil era marked
Edward W Bradley and "Iron Water" from Flushing, NY.
Added 3 new Codd Patent bottle; a variation of the Ashworth & Jackson
from Lonsdale, RI, one from R. Weller from Saratoga, NY,
and a third from Simeon Jones of Saint John, NB. A
new Albertson Stoppered stoppered bottle of Cherry & Stripp
of New York, NY.
Added 3 new Gravitating Stopper bottles,
one from G. Burgess &
Son from Staten Island, NY, a second from Mandaville &
Williams of Albany, NY, and a third from F. T. Van Housen of
Little York, NY. A
new Roorbach 1883 bottle from E. Sheehan of Augusta
new Roorbach 1885 bottles one of Hix & Dupuy from
Bramwell , WV and a second from Geo. J. Burgess, of
Arapahoe NE, and a new variation of the Artesian Mfg &
Bottling Co. of Waco, TX.
Updated the Article, Early Soda &
Mineral Water Bottles (1810-1844) with new
information on J. Maicks and pictures of early Roussel
bottles and Finley & Phin.
Added 19 New Collector's Shelves,
highlighting many bottles from the Rusty Frye collection.
Added 1 new Beer Closure; The Darlington closure
used approximately 1895-1905.
Added 3 new Categories; Household,
Added 4 new Potteries; The Macomb Stoneware
Company of Macomb, IL, John Clark & Company of Troy, NY, Brady & Ryan of Ellenville, NY, and the A. W. Buchan & Company pottery of Portobello, Scotland.
Added 1 new Bottle Jobber; Smith, Addis & Company of
Bridgeport, CT. Changed the maker, who used
the E. G. Co. mark from the Eastern Glass Company of
Cumberland, Maryland to the Everett Glass Company, Limited
of Everett, Pennsylvania based on new research on marked
bottles and the known products of each firm.
Fixed the Source name from a number to the
actual name and cleaned up extraneous lines.
the 2015 what's new to an archive page and created clean up
what's new for 2016.