The third picture shows the base of a milk bottle from just after the trun of the century.The disk-like mark is sometimes confused with a pontil.The Bottle Dump web site is for the digger and collector of antique bottles and jars.As you can see, the Bottle Dump is split into several sections, each one covering a different bottle or container type.Bill Lindsey's fantastic bottle identification and information site.Loaded with detailed descriptions and diagrams, and luscious high res photos, this is a superlative one-stop educational resource and vicarious digger experience.My old web site had been in place for some time so I decided to give it a make-over. The internet is now faster and bandwidths are bigger.As a result of this I have gone for bigger, better photos wherever possible.
Goffes bulb codd hybrid: photo by Grahame Smith 27/12/2016 Added LONDON - WILLIAM NORTH to the family links page Added Colin Stott's request for West Cornwall items to the wanted page 03/05/2016.Key sections include dating, typing/typology, glassmaking, colors, finishes, bodies and seams, bases, fragment identification and a glossary.Bill Lindsey discusses antique bottles, including mouth blown bottles, bitters, figurals, inks, medicines, flasks, and many other varieties.He also explains the history and methods of early bottle production, and how diggers find bottles. Dating antique bottles requires knowledge of the evolution of bottle technology and the ability to research manufacturers and bottling companies.To aid beginning collectors and those interested in bottles I have developed a number of bottle time lines.These diagrams should help clarify age differences based on both form and function.The pictures below are from two early machine made medicine bottles.I have put up pictures of the lips so that the readers can see how they mold goes all the way over the top as shown below. This is different than an older hand tooled, hand blown bottle.Added 'The Bellermine And Other German Stoneware Museum' to the Site Links page. Added a request for bottles from THURSTANS CHEMIST, SELBY, to the family links page 31/12/2015.Added a request for info on NELSON BROWN, CHEMISTS, EDINBURGH to the wanted page 31/10/2015.