Dating owens illinois bottles
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This suggests that this particular portion of the landfill was used during that time period. The bottles show us a rare glimpse of the different kinds of products used by people living in East Lansing at the time, from health products to milk and alcohol bottles.The process of dating the bottles was not too complicated, mostly due to the guide the Society for Historical Archaeology has that explains the changes of bottle morphology though time.
The similar products were household cleaners, such as bleach or ammonia, and various kinds of alcohol like whiskey and wine, but when looking at the healthcare products we found some things I would not have thought of as being used.In 1838, John M Whitall became a partner in the business.He lived in Philadelphia and worked at the company's headquarters there.What we do know is that it was active from the early 1900s until the 1940s.The artifacts recovered during construction projects and CAP excavations near Brody and the Emmons amphitheater date to the late 1920s and early 1930s.At first bottles were cast in metal molds, which left a casting line, and later ceramic and wood casts were developed for flint glass which allowed the glass to be moulded without a casting line. In 1901 the company name was changed to Whitall Tatum Company and the base marking became "W. CO.", and for a decade from the 1920s on, the trademark became a "W" and "T" inside a triangle.
Glass types included flint glass, blue and green glass, and artistic colored swirls, used for decoration and paperweights often made by the glass workers during their lunch hour. Whitall Tatum entered the insulator manufacturing market in 1922, mass-producing them for use on power and communications lines across the country.Another way for dating glass bottles are the codes/date stamps or company marks found on the bottom, similar to the way modern day plastic bottles have numbers for the quality of plastic and recycling marks.These bottle marks are a much faster way to identify the company that manufactured the bottle and can even be helpful enough to tell you the time frame it could have been made and even the location it was manufactured.The healthcare products we found were Wildroot and Vitalis, haircare products that are still around, but have fallen out of common use.There were also a few bottles of Bromo-Seltzer, an early form of antacids.Whitall Tatum mass-produced special-order prescription bottles for hundreds of pharmacies, such as Smith & Hodgson in downtown Philadelphia, embossed with their names and addresses and also marked "W. Armstrong Cork Corporation purchased Whitall-Tatum in 1938, continuing insulator production under the Armstrong trademark.