Purex bottle dating
The website's public educational emphasis helps the SHA to meet one of its goals: "..promote scholarly research and the dissemination of knowledge concerning historical archaeology." The BLM benefits by forging a stronger connection to one of the leading professional organizations within the archaeological world.The move also helps the Department of Interior (DOI) meet recent DOI Inspector General Evaluation Report (#2003-I-0051) recommendations to simplify their web presence, increase security, and control content, while still maintaining a recognizable connection to the Historic Bottle Website.Illustrated among the pics on this page is the base of a bottle made at the Columbus, Ohio facility (plant #18) with a date code of “7” which in this case probably stands for 1937.Recently [July 2013] I have received a photo, submitted by Taylor Mc Burney, showing the base of a Yacht Club Beverages ACL soda bottle, carrying a 1966 date code, but bearing the old logo!(For more info, please check out the extensive article by Bill Lockhart and Russ Hoenig; link farther down on this page).
In 1914, only 13,000 electric washing machines were found in American homes [Barrons Aug. Only one year earlier, the Clorox Company of Oakland California began business and it was not until 1918 that they produced the first bottles of bleach for household use.(NOTE: the article on this page is pertaining to GLASS containers, and does not apply to the subject of modern / recent PLASTIC containers, which is an entirely separate field of study, and is discussed on many other websites.The number (within a triangle with rounded corners) found on the bottom of plastic bottles is a code indicating the type of plastic the bottle is made of, and pertains to the subject of recycling) .Can the company / maker be identified by the markings on it? All of these questions might come to mind to the collector or layman, flea market shopper, historian, archaeologist, or casual hobbyist………..
and my site attempts to answer, in at least some cases if possible, a couple of these questions: Where, and approximately when, perhaps, was this piece of glass made? Since its initial posting in early 2005, the Historic Bottle Website has become a very useful resource to the historical archaeology community.