This website provides complete scanned copies of several never before re-printed bottle makers catalogs covering a wide array of bottle types.Base marks were used by many companies to identify the period of manufacturer and also to identify their bottles.Bitters bottles Usually a square shaped bottle with a variety of coloured glass.Many of these bitters bottles had American names as they were made for the Cobb and co lines and used in the goldrush era when many americans came to Australia to find their fortune Convict ginger beers Stoneware bottles made during Australia’s early colonial history. Some were impressed with the potter’s name or the company which had commissioned the bottle.With each chart the reader will find accompanying pictures to further aid in bottle identification and age.Chart 1 The Basics of Dating Bottles Readers first need to develop the vocabulary necessary to distinguish early and late forms of bottles.You won't find a better auction for Historical Australian goods.The following listing of internet websites is provided for users to pursue additional information within the broad field of historic bottle dating and identification.
As you'll see advertising played a big part then as it still does today.
Collecting antique glass or stoneware bottles has become an international hobby over the past 50 years and as there are many thousands of bottles most collectors specialise in a particular type of bottle or perhaps bottles from a particular company or township.
The following is a short list of some of the most popular categories with a brief description of the container.
In its early years Australia had a huge variety of bottles, stone jars, tins, containers and pot lids.
Most at that time didn't have screw tops and a variety of different ceiling techniques were applied at the time.