Photos courtesy of Janis Scalone

Dating hemingray insulators book

However, a large majority of bottles in the U. This example has an applied double ring finish, lacks evidence of mold air venting, and is not pontil scarred on the base which is embossed with S.

These later mouth-blown hexagonal examples have tooled finishes, exhibit mold air venting marks, and were made in cup-bottom molds Spude et al. The image to the above right shows a base view of both conformations. Bottles during the pre era are, of course, all mouth-blown with double ring or various one-part finishes ubiquitous. However, bottles of this general shape could - and probably were - used for a variety of liquid substances e. The Covington factory also re-opened for a short time in the period.

Sauces are usually considered condiments, though not all condiments are sauces - if one defines sauce as being more liquid than not. Photo courtesy of David Whitten. This gives some indication of how commonly used these bottles were during the midth century. This mark is distinctive to the suction process which feeds glass into the bottom of an Owens machine's parison mold.

The most common styles like most

All square examples studied by the author have had applied finishes indicating that this style was unusual by the mid to late s. The most common styles like most of the examples pictured here also have a long gradually tapering shoulder to neck portion that is distinctly taller than the body section below it. The example listed in the Obear-Nester Glass Co. Given the wide span of production, the dating of this large class of sauce bottles can not be done based on shape alone. New York and are embossed on the base as such.

However, this vertically ribbed style and similar variations were certainly used by many different sauce producing companies and made by many different glass companies during the era from the s to s. Additional links to images of similar bottles are also frequently included. The illustration to the right is from the Obear-Nester Glass Co. Photo courtesy of Glass Works Auctions. The transition from mouth-blown to machine-made bottles was a fairly long and circuitous road.

All square examples

Code list courtesy of the H. Lightning rod insulators, and various sizes of spool insulators were also made. It is thought that probably all pre semi-automatic bottle machine production in the U. The latter is usually not possible unless the example has the original labels or is embossed, a rare occurrence. Nothing is really known about this company except that it was located at Washington St.