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These variations in punctuation were common and probably reflected the whim of the mold engraver, thus having little or no importance (i.e. Some numbers served as date codes, or as some other type of internal code used by the factory.
for assigning date ranges) especially on marks of pre-1900 bottles. In the great majority of cases, bottles with only numbers on the base are difficult, if not impossible, to attribute to a specific glass maker.
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(Please see my webpage on numbers on the bottom of bottles).
In general, new glass has fewer bubbles than old glass.
However, the general style, shape and glass color of a container can give strong clues to approximate age. 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.
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.
Chipping can signify age, especially if the chips have differing degrees of sharpness and shininess.
A sharp, shiny chip is more recent than a smooth, dull chip.