Dating old glass bottles
Some bottlers carried a line of seltzer, adding carbon dioxide to water to make it effervescent.Seltzer bottles are another popular collectible and can be worth hundreds of dollars or more, depending on their condition. Town Names Until the early 1960s, the town where the drink was bottled was embossed on the bottom of contour bottles.Trying to amass a collection of Hutchinson bottles today is a major undertaking in terms of both time and finances.The Hutchinson bottles derived their names from the metal stopper device used to seal them. To open the bottle, the consumer punched down on a metal loop in the stopper, which broke the seal and made a popping sound. After the turn of the century, the Hutchinson stoppers were gradually phased out and replaced by bottle caps or crowns.I probably receive more questions about bottles than any other single item, simply because they are what most people find.Often someone will dig up a contour or "hobble skirt" bottle from the 1920s and immediately assume they've struck gold.
The straight-sided bottles can vary in value from up to around 0, depending on the condition and the uniqueness.
Several years ago, he came across a straight-sided bottle from the tiny town of Buena Vista, Ga., dating back to 1912 or 1913.
The bottle was one of several that had been dug up near Warm Springs, Ga., and until that time there had been no record of straight-sided bottles made in Buena Vista.
Veteran collector John Thom of Woodstock, Ga., has accumulated bottles from 1,200 of the 1,450 different towns he has identified that bottled . I paid and today it's probably worth 0 to 0." John started collecting bottles about 25 years ago when he was digging at a home site and found several old Coke bottles from the 1940s.
His collection has grown to include some straight-sided bottles and even some Hutchinson bottles.(11th Edition) lists a 1916 embossed contour bottle that sells for just to .