Brown glass bottle, need help identifying!

edited February 2012 in Question and Answer
I found this out in our pasture while we were digging one day. It's an amber colored clear bottle with a cork still in the top. It's 3 inches tall and has a 25 mils mark and a 30 mils marks on it. The bottom says 1845 and above that date it has the numbers 7 & 9 with a symbol that looks like a vertical oval with a slimmer horizontal oval inside it. Pictures posted.
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  • That's an Owens Illinois mark on the bottom, which places it in the mid 20th century age-wise.

    It contained some type of medicine or chemical.
  • 7 is alton illinois plant 9 without a period is 1939 the 1845 is a product code.
  • I found a small brown bottle at the lake today. It is about 2 1/2 inches tall. Can anyone tell me anything about it please? It also says 34 OZ, .6 50 82-07 21 GOING AROUND THE SIDES ON THE BOTTOM.
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  • We can tell from the A-in-the-circle mark that this bottle was made by Armstrong Cork Company, Lancaster, PA. According to Julian Toulouse's book, this mark was used up until the late 1960s. Your bottle may date to the 1950s based on the other marking...

    It is a generic bottle. Might have been used for medicine, possibly a household or chemical product.
  • Needing help with this bottle please. On the bottom it has DES.PAT.NO 196, 986 it also has I think a 0 on the side on it and a 11 can't really tell. Please help
  • Hello @glassbee88

    I would recommend looking up that design patent on Google Patents. You can save the PDF of the patent...post that back here or provide a link and will see what we can tell you then...
  • Found this bottle under my porch..
  • Found this bottle under my porch..
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  • I need help identifying and finding the worth of the bottle
  • Which bottle? There are several discussed in this thread
  • I just dug out some of the bottles that I have collected over the last couple of years mostly auctions and I have a 500 mils amber bottle marked with the symbol mentioned above in the OP with the numbers 7 4 6 and also 1845..it is about 13 3/4" H x 2 3/4" diameter...what would the date and value be for this bottle? Thanks

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  • The stippling on the base suggests a mid 20th century manufacture. This amazing article is the best resource for decoding the Owens-Illinois bottle markings:
    https://sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/OwensIll_BLockhart.pdf



    I am curious about the light yellow-green bottle in the back row. You might include a photo of just that bottle. That is an odd color.
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