Bottle dating books

Often discarded after a few years, they prove a rare find today.Even with some chipping, the 1930s Coca-Cola pusher (C) will fetch 0.To overcome this problem, some factories that used iron-bearing sands added manganese to their batch as a decolorizer.

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More abundant and, therefore, less coveted glass ones, like the small Schroeder's jug (B), go for closer to $150.

Door Pushers "Put your logo everywhere," was the unspoken mantra of 20th-century soda companies.

The Vess (I) and Coca-Cola (J) clocks both date to the 1950s.

While the Coke one is valued at $250, the Vess earns almost twice that because it was manufactured by Pam Clocks, a company coveted by horology enthusiasts.

Syrup Dispensers Before multi-brand soda fountains emerged, manufacturers would send individual syrup dispensers to malt shops to use and display on their counters.

The heavy 1915 stoneware model from the now-defunct Ginger-Mint Julep (A) can cost up to ,000.There is plentiful information on dating bottles according to company logos and mold numbers.Unfortunately, this book is, like so many amazing reference books on antique bottles, out of print.Producing colorless glass is not difficult if pure sand with a very low iron content is available.Iron in sand gives the glass a range of colors from light green to dark amber, depending on the amount of iron in the sand.The ISBN # (hardcover) is 0-8407-4318-1 There is also a soft cover reprint available.

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