Bottle dating machine
the right side is crude and was disturbed by the action of marking the marking with Owens Ring.Owens rapidly made improvements as eh redesigned his machine numerous times and eventually over came the problems of uniformity see here.Note the diagonal line which cuts across the base is obliterated by the Owens Ring (the large off-center curcular feature). the base is crudely made for a machine made bottle.Owens' early bottles were often cruder than their hand blown hand tooled counterparts.The automatic bottle machine was much more precise in gathering an exact amount of glass and the same amount of glass for each bottle this consistency lead to more uniform products.With the uniformity, came the possibility to create a solid seal with a screw cap.The Owens ring again covers the entire base and even intrudes out to the side of the bottle slightly.
We do not own, produce or host any videos displayed on this website.I have put up pictures of the lips so that the readers can see how they mold goes all the way over the top as shown below. This is different than an older hand tooled, hand blown bottle.The pressure from the automatic machine was strong and the molds fit tight leaving only a very thin line.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.