Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website

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Publication: Society for Histoical Archaeology

Author: Bill Lindsey

Date of Publication: 2023

URL: https://sha.org/bottle/


This site instead attempts to help the user determine some key facts – approximate age & function – about any given utilitarian* bottle/jar based on observable physical characteristics. Many hundreds of specific historic bottles are used as examples within the pages of this website to illustrate the concepts discussed; with luck you may find the specific bottle you have an interest in discussed though typically you will not