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Note the diagonal line which cuts across the base is obliterated by the Owens Ring (the large off-center curcular feature). the base is crudely made for a machine made bottle.Owens' early bottles were often cruder than their hand blown hand tooled counterparts.The base of the second bottle whose lip was shown above right is displayed here.

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Slowly the corked top bottle began to disappear in favor of the screw top.

Perfumes and whisky and other alcoholic beverage bottles of this period often retained their cork closures.

The food and household product industries on the other hand widely adopted the screw cap quickly.

One unique closure to the late 1930s was a three point screw top.

I am often asked "How do you know how old these bottles are? Here is a five minute lesson that will assist you in dating most, but not all, antique bottles.

To simplify things I will be discussing exclusively bottles that are blown into a mold which covers all embossed bottles.Unlike most screw caps, the three point screw top had three lugs jutting out from the lip which were to engage a metal cap.This closure can be found on Whisky and medicine bottles of the 1837-1940 period.The automatic bottle machine was much more precise in gathering an exact amount of glass and the same amount of glass for each bottle this consistency lead to more uniform products.With the uniformity, came the possibility to create a solid seal with a screw cap.In the neck on the right notice how just below the collar the mold seam goes complete around the neck. Both of these medicine bottles look much like their earlier counterparts.

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