Dating victorian bottles
The pressure from the automatic machine was strong and the molds fit tight leaving only a very thin line.
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.
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.
The base of the second bottle whose lip was shown above right is displayed here.Click here for the latest news from across the packaging industry. Beautiful example of a 19th Century Victorian antique moulded and polished glass perfume bottle, hand decorated with gilding.The the lower left corner you can see evidence of the diagonal mold seam which at one time bisected the base.The Owens ring again covers the entire base and even intrudes out to the side of the bottle slightly.