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#1 JimmyandJen

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 12:57 AM

We found this old bottle today and have it on pretty high authority that it is a Jack bottle. I know it does not say it on there but it was found a few miles from Lynchburg. Apparently Jack used to be bottled in this type of bottle. Can anyone shed anymore light on this. Crap, I heard what the B stood for and forgot already. Thanks very much to those who helped us identify this today. You guys are the best.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:50 AM

This could be an interesting thread. Looking forward to it unfolding :)/>

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:39 AM

The B stands for Brian, so it's Brian's bottle. You better send it to him straight away. ;D/> ;D/> ;D/>
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 03:12 AM

# B (on certain handblown bottles, c.1910 or earlier)............Uncertain. See next entries. A lone B can also be a mold letter, with no indication of the glassmaker.
# B (with 2 serifs)................sometimes Brockway Glass Company, Brockway, PA (1907-1988). See "B in a circle".
# B (with 2 serifs)......often the Chas. Boldt Glass Company, Cincinnati, OH, at least on their early liquor bottles and other ware made in the circa 1900-1919 period. NOTE : Manufacturer attributions of bottles with a "B" on the base are confusing and (in my opinion) not completely certain. More information on the Chas. Boldt marks can be found here .
# B (without serifs).............in some cases, perhaps Buck Glass Company, Baltimore, MD (c.1909-1961). Buck Glass was sold to Knox Glass, Inc. in 1961.

# B (shown).........Ball Glass Container Corporation, subsidiary of Ball Corporation. Mark used 1994-1995. See Ball.

# B in a circle.........Brockway Machine Bottle Company (1907-1933); Brockway Glass Company (1933-1988), Brockway, Pennsylvania. "B in a circle" mark was first used in 1925. In 1964, 10 of the 12 Hazel-Atlas Glass Co. plants were acquired. Brockway eventually had (at one time) up to 16 different plant locations. In 1973, (besides the Brockway PA plant), factories were located at Muskogee, OK; Lapel, IN; Crenshaw, PA; Freehold, NJ; Parkersburg, WV; Washington, PA (2 plants); Rosemount, MN; Zanesville, OH; Montgomery, AL; Ada, OK; Oakland, CA and Pomona, CA. Brockway Glass was purchased by Owens-Illinois, Inc. in 1988, and the Brockway, PA plant is currently in operation as Owens-Illinois' plant #18. For a list of Brockway Glass plant codes in use during 1973 (courtesy of Dick Cole, fruitjar.org), click here .
# B in a vertical diamond.........unknown (seen on aqua pickle bottle, c.1895). NOTE: "B within a diamond" is also a modern mark, used by Boyd's Crystal Art Glass, Inc, Cambridge, OH (1978-to date), and is found on their ornamental and novelty glass, toothpick holders, etc.
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#5 MikeandJack

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:27 PM

Jimmy:
It is similar to this bottle. Your bottle is not a screw top. This Apple Brandy bottle is embossed above the label.

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#6 MikeandJack

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:28 PM

Another picture.

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#7 MikeandJack

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:34 PM

Here is another picture of a bottle that I believe was an Apple Brandy or Topaz bottle. On the bottom it is dated 1944, about the time Lem was making this brandy. It is not a screw top and is embossed just below the neck.

One thing I might add.....several of the "old" bottles we have (cylinders, 1895, and amber 1/2 pint bottles) have the "B" on the bottom. I believe they were made by Brockway Glass Company. Jack Daniel Distillery used lots of these bottles. Your bottle could very well be an old Jack bottle without the label.

Hope this helps.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 01:49 PM

nice find, JIMMY!!!

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:39 PM

Interesting bottle, interesting read! Thanks!

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 02:50 PM

Thanks for the information. I see from Ang's post that it may well be a Brockway because of the two serif's. I heard that if the bottles have a seam, they are older because they were molded together, I guess rather than blown? Even though it is hard to see, this bottle is full of bubbles. Lots of bubbles. There is one in my favorite shop in Lynchburg that is identical to it except that one says one quart on it. Also, it looks just like these on JeePee's site except for lack of the embossed One Quart.

http://www.jdcollect...om/Homepage.htm

This is your fault Mike. You got Jen and liking all this old stuff with and without labels.

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 03:37 PM

This is your fault Mike. You got Jen and liking all this old stuff with and without labels.
Thanks,
Jimmy


Way to go Mike....... lol
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#12 MikeandJack

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Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:29 PM

My fault? You and Jen are just addicts. You need counseling. It is not my fault!! ;D/> ;D/> :K)/>
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Posted 17 November 2008 - 04:54 PM

Who you calling a B bottle?


LOL


Brockway Glass is right

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 03:06 AM

Hey Mike you better ask Beth who the addict is !!!! LOL I know I am !!!! ;)/>

#15 MikeandJack

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 01:06 PM

Hey Mike you better ask Beth who the addict is !!!! LOL I know I am !!!! ;)/>


Aren't we all addicts?

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 02:03 PM

Aren't we all addicts?


Yes!

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Posted 18 November 2008 - 05:45 PM

nice find, JIMMY!!!


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Posted 20 November 2008 - 01:37 AM

looks like an abm,, seam runs thru the bottle lip...

BIM = blown in mold... - side seams stop below the lip - most BIM bottles date before 1905
ABM = Automatic Bottle Machine - side seams run to the top of the lip - Most ABM bottles date after 1905

There is also 3 Piece mold which is pre 1870s ///



Thanks for the information. I see from Ang's post that it may well be a Brockway because of the two serif's. I heard that if the bottles have a seam, they are older because they were molded together, I guess rather than blown? Even though it is hard to see, this bottle is full of bubbles. Lots of bubbles. There is one in my favorite shop in Lynchburg that is identical to it except that one says one quart on it. Also, it looks just like these on JeePee's site except for lack of the embossed One Quart.

http://www.jdcollect...om/Homepage.htm

This is your fault Mike. You got Jen and liking all this old stuff with and without labels.

Thanks,
Jimmy



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Posted 06 March 2017 - 02:42 AM

Heres one I picked up for $3 bucks. What do you think? It has the B on bottom and bottom edge. It says ONE QT instead of ONE QUART.

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Posted 06 March 2017 - 08:08 AM

So much character and history in these old bottles - and for $3 ? Jack or not it's a great addition to your collection


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