These are the earliest of numerous Skidmore druggist bottles and likely date from the late s into the mids. As Berge noted in referring to bottles, the " A low probability though possible "NO" alternative is that the user has an unembossed, molded bottle with no visible vertical side mold seams. Similar large stoppered items like these e. However, a very large majority of embossed Hostetter's Bitters were made in shades of amber glass from the s into the s and beyond in apparently other types of bottles. Viewers are encouraged, for personal or classroom use, to download limited copies of posted material.
Question 11 deals with the presence or absence of the specific bottle makers mark for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company.
Dating Antique Bottles
It was likely produced during the late s as evidenced by air venting marks on the shoulder two on each side which is typical of a mid to late s to early 20th century mouth-blown druggist bottle. It is just over 6" tall, has a blowpipe pontil scar click side and base viewan early style thin flared aka wide prescription finish, and was blown in a non-air vented mold. This final example will date two different age examples of bottles with virtually the same size and shape but which held different products and came from opposite ends of the country. The style dates back to at least to the s and at least as late as the s. These pages also show the "round prescription" discussed above. It was used by the same druggist noted above and includes the same trade mark baby's face but is more of generic type bottle likely used for an assortment of Pfunder products.