What's New 2015


Over 29,950 bottles are now listed with the addition of over 300 new bottles.  A new computer was purchased and the large backlog of nearly 2,100 pictures have been added!  Sorry for the delay to all my contributors.

Added 12 new pontiled bottles. An olive amber quart sized porter marked Dyottville Glass Works on the base from Philadelphia, PA.  A blue pony variation from Lancaster Glass Works of Lancaster, NY. A blue unembossed quart flavored beer, which was likely made at the Lancaster Glass Woks.  A slight variant of the J. Lake ten pin from Schenectady.  An oval shaped mineral water marked Hanbury Smith from New York, NY. A different sized H. Nash & Co. flavored beer, a new green variant of a C. B. Owen & Co soda with O & C on the reverse, a David Baker soda, a Geo Toby soda bottle, and a R. S. C. Stephens & Co., all from Cincinnati, OH, .  An aqua pony marked C. G, Marsh & Co. from Goshen, IN, and a green soda from S. Dunbar of Taunton, MA.  Dunbar is known for his varied ink bottles.

Added 3 new Codd Patent bottle; one from Simeon Jones from St. John, NB, and two variants of the Brinton & Brosius from Philadelphia.

Added 1 new Beer Closure; Thomas S. Smith's cam closure patented in 1878.

Added 1 new Bottle Jobber; Zink & Roth of New York City, NY.


Over 29,650 bottles are now listed with the addition of over 625 new bottles.  Cross referenced existing listings, corrected errors, and filled in missing entries with the book Bottled In Illinois by Kenneth B. Farnesworth and John A. Walthall.  Added bottles from the Virginia Peninsula based on the book Old Bottles Of The Virginia Peninsula by Fred Rawlinson. A new computer is on order and the large backlog of pictures will be addressed in coming months.

Added 14 new pontiled bottles. A pony from A. Oetter of Paducah, KY, a green pony from E. Spenshield &Co. of Evansville, Ind., two different pony bottles marked Fisher & Rogger Belleville, IL.. a variant of the Hedlund & Co. of Chicago, IL., three more variants of the W. H. H. pony from Chicago, IL,  a quart porter marked M. Keeley of Chicago, IL, an aqua pony from J. Johnson & Co of Springfield, IL, a pony marked Korf & Zeisler from Saint Charles MO, a quart sized porter from A. Nicholson of Pittsburgh, PA, a blue porter marked Schoch and Smith from Philadelphia, PA, and a green porter marked Lewellen & McMullin and Dyottville Glass Works.

Added 3 New Gravitating Stopper bottles one marked La Habanera and from Havana, Cuba and a second from Cloonan & Co. of Rondout. NY, and one marked Barothy & Cook of Chicago, IL.

Added 1 new Bottle Manufacturer; A. Glass Works Co. Added notes of early glass trials at Alton Illinois to the Illinois Glass Company notes..

Added link for Purchase of Bottled in Illinois, which will pop up whenever results are shown for Illinois bottles.


Over 29,025 bottles are now listed with the addition of over 75 new bottles.

Created a new bottle dating tool using a wizard.  This should be easier for novices to use this tool as it guides them through a series of questions giving images to help to answer them.  Choices are narrowed down as each answer is given and prioritized with most likely answers presented first.  If a choice is not available, a link is provided to all possible answers.  After some initial site encryption issues, this is feature now working. 

Added 1 new pontiled bottles. A green torpedo marked W. Thorn from Pittsburgh. PA.

Added  6 new Codd Patent bottles; two bottles from H. Aber, one American Soda Water Co., a new variant of the London Mineral Water Co, one from Reina Mineral Water Co., and a Harrison & Zurif, all from Montreal, QC.

Added 1 new jobber; Thomas Burdett of Montreal, QC. Updated the location of Pollack Bros. & Co. of Montreal, QC.

Corrected State Code of Quebec from QU to QC.

Corrected link to HutchBook.com, improved link to NJBottles.com allowing searching the site automatically by town or firm name.  Activated link to Mr. Bottles.com.

Moved the 2014 what's new to an archive page and created a clean version of what's new for 2015. 



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