Dating old coke bottles
Peterson has a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern New Mexico University and a Master of Arts from the University of Nebraska, both in anthropology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in history from Columbia College.In general, the glass manufacturers’ marks are usually seen on the base, but sometimes on the side or lower heel of the bottle.The Coke Cola bottler in Pensacola, Florida didn't switch and was forced to sell out in 1924. There were alot of error bottles in these two orders. The ferry stopped running in 1938, so it all makes sense. From reading here, it seems asking how mch a bottle may be worth, is considered poor form. One thing I really like about this forum is many have their own specialties and have done volumes of research on those specialties.
There are many collectors of antique and vintage Coke bottles who try to find examples with various city/town/state embossings marked on the bottom, for instance “LOUISVILLE KY” or “DECATUR ILLS” or “TUCSON ARIZ”.A pontil rod held the nearly molten bottle during the final stages of manufacture.The scar was left when the pontil was detached from the bottle. If the seams disappear in the neck, the bottle was probably "blown-in-mold" and dates circa 1820 to early 1900s.Is a pontil mark present along with disappearing side mold seams? Do the mold seams disappear in the neck, but the bottle lacks a pontil mark?Blown-in-mold bottles without pontil marks date circa 1860s to 1910s.