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THOUSANDS of bottles carry only a number on the base (or heel), and this information (in most cases) does not help ID the source or age………….nearly all glass factories used mold numbers on their containers at one time or another. Guetig, Conrad Selle, Tod Von Mechow, Don Dzuro, Johnnie W. Paquette, Bill Lindsey, Carol Serr, Mark Newton, and Lee Brewer, as well as many others.
However, the general style, shape and glass color of a container can give strong clues to approximate age. That book is the best reference work ever published on glass manufacturers’ marks on bottles, but it does contain many errors which have been discovered over the last several decades since it’s publication. Fletcher, Norman “Ted” Oppelt, Dick Cole, Harvey Teal, Dean Six, Tom Neff, Albert Morin, John P. (Eventually, I may add a page on this site with lists of books by some of the above-named persons which I found to be of most value.
On earlier flasks, fruit jars, and soda bottles, and especially examples produced in the mid-nineteenth century period (1840s-1860s), the full factory name or initials may be embossed across the front.
This list primarily includes marks that represent the actual glass company that made the container.