Last update for 2014. Over 28,950 bottles are now listed with the addition of over
150 new bottles. Added all of the vulcanizing bottles,
which look like porter or ginger beer bottles, I could
locate to the web site. Synced up my Key West and Southern
listings with Treasures in the Sun and Antique
Florida Soda Bottles both by Larry Smith. I
used the TS-KWxx numbering convention for Key West and FB-MIA
& FB-WPB for Miami and West Palm Beach. My photo editing software
is still not operational. A computer upgrade is likely in my future.
Added 2 new pontiled bottles. An A. Nicholson porter
from Pittsburgh, PA with the reverse embossing reversed and
an E. Enochs early ale from Philadelphia, PA.
Added 2 new glass manufacturers; The Franklin
Industrial Company of Warwick, OH who marked their bottles
"F. I. Co." and the Allentown Flint Bottle Company
of Allentown, PA.
Over 28,800 bottles are now listed with the addition of over
1,200 new bottles. Thanks to Charlie Dascenz, all known
Cream Sodas are now listed. Major additions were added to British
Columbia, Minnesota, and Arkansas. The additions for
British Columbia covers all known bottles and is based on
the Pioneer Soda Water Companies of BC by Bill Wilson
& Jim Askey, Transfer Printed Ginger Beers Of Canada
and Primitive Stoneware Bottles of Canada by Phil
Culhane & Scott Wallace, and a thorough search of the
Internet. This represents likely the most complete
listing of any state or Province in North America. The
additions for Minnesota are courtesy of Austin Fjerestad's
book Minnesota Soda Water Works and includes all
pre-Hutch bottles and at least one bottle from each town in
Minnesota that had pre-crown bottles. The additions
for Arkansas are courtesy of Johnny Fletchers's book Arkansas
Bottles & Jugs and includes all pre-Hutch bottles and at least
one bottle from each town in Arkansas that had pre-crown
bottles. My photo editing software no longer works and all
attempts to revive it were unsuccessful. I have about
600 pictures that need to be added. A computer upgrade
is likely in my future.
Updated the Early Soda & Mineral Water
Bottles article adding a new Boyd bottle and Haddock
& Sons narrative, which has finally been attributed to
New York City.
Added 21 new pontiled bottles. First an new Open
Pontiled Boyd & Son from Baltimore. This variant
is much taller and thinner than the other two known half
pint bottles. A new variant of the Blossom's Badger
Ale from Milwaukee, WI. A green J. & S. W. Harvey
Porter Ale & Cider from Norwich, CT. Added blue
variant marked J. Cairns & Co. form Saint Louis, MO, an
aqua soda and a green pony each marked Lang & Wagner
from Hollidaysburg, PA. A green porter marked G. A.
Klauder, Tamaqua, PA. A green porter with Espy on a
neck band from Philadelphia, PA. A green porter marked Dyottville
Glass Works and Geo. Archer of Philadelphia, PA, and another
Dyottville marked P. Monaghan from Philadelphia, PA, another
Dyottville marked Ehrismann & Co. from the Manayunk
section of Philadelphia. a blue
porter marked H. G. Douglass and Union Glass Works from
Philadelphia, PA, a new D. O'Kane porter, making 11 from his
establishment. A different sized Eagle Glass Works
from Philadelphia. PA. A variant of the Harris &
Son from Albany without the Union Glass Works mark. A green porter from C. Cleminshaw of
Troy, NY, and marked Philadelphia XXX Porter & Ale. A new variant of the M. C.
Wilber bottle of New York, NY, and a blue Baldwin, Tuthill
& Co. pony from New York, NY and a Crystal Palace
without the Union Glass Works mark. A small sized
Henry porter from Steubenville, OH. A blue pony with a mug
base and embossed R. Y. McC and from an unknown firm.
Added 1 new Fullerton Stopper, the fifth example
marked Joseph C. Blank of New York City, NY. Added 1 new
1864 ABC Co Stopper of M. Richardson of Lockport, NY. A
second vom Hofe stopper bottle, which is shaped like
pump handle, has been found. This bottle is on an
attractive Val. Blatz bottle from Chicago, IL. Added 22 new Gravitating Stopper bottles
one from J. R. Glendinnin
g of Halifax, NS, one from Horn & Tonsmeire
of Mobile, AL and another from Paxton & Co. of Port
Perry, ON, Canada, a third from Starr Brotehrs & Smith,
from Brockville, ON, Canada. A fourth from the
Marysville Soda Works from Marysville, CA. A Smith & Knecht
from Alton, IL. A M. Hefter from Hornellsville,
NY. Several from Minnesota including an
Albertson stopper from Barnds & Massolt of Minneapolis,
two from William Massolt of Minneapolis, Sheeran, Misgen & Filler
from Faribault, a H. Frenzel of New Ulm, T. Keirland of
Rushford, a J. C. Tusen from Albert Lea, W. Fakler and D.
Fakler, both of Winona, and three different form Jacob Ries
of Shakopee., one from the Bedford Bottling Works of
Bedford, PA, a Peter Rice, of Paterson, NJ, a Z. A. Barnes
from Eufaula, AL, and a C. B. Wells from Macon, GA. Added 2 New Codd Patent bottles; one marked
No 81 in a star from H. Codd & Co. New York, NY. An
Ashworth & Jackson Codd from Lonsdale, RI. Added 2 new
Roorbach 1885 patent bottles, one marked Mulheam & Dorian
of Lansford, PA., another marked Wood & Merritt,
Brewster, NY. Added 1 new Thasmo Stopper bottle
from P. L. Fritz of Rhinebeck, NY.
Added 1 new glass manufacturer; The K. G. Co., 1
new pottery; Thomas & Mendell of West Maysville, KY and
2 new jobbers; Conrad L. Meyer, a glass jobber of New York City,
NY, and the Standard Bottlers' Supply Company of Newark, NJ.
Updated the count of bottles for each manufacturer.
Add 1 new category. Automotive, for small
porter shaped bottles that held a solution to patch rubber
Add 2 new Closures. The first is Charles C.
Haley's Automatic Bottle Stopper and another very early
unknown beer bottle closure called the Castner as the
inventor is not known. Updated counts for each
Add 1 new Lip. The long tapered with
indentation for a bail stopper. Updated counts for
each lip style.
Add 5 shapes. Created and assigned all cream
sodas to a new shape called "Cream Soda." The "Standard Milk"
shape, very rarely used to bottle mineral or table waters,
the "Seltzer Shape" in both normal and round
bottom forms, and the "Vial" shape. Changed
"Malt Porter" to "Malt Extract."
Updated counts for each shape.
Added new plate mold codes and added Identifiers,
like a glass house name or other id, to the attributes
the 2013 what's new to an archive page and created clean up
what's new for 2014.