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This provided me the opportunity to observe a large sample of amber beer bottle bases from the 1933-1941 period.I noticed an interesting pattern in the Owens-Illinois bases that did not fit the description from Toulouse’s Bottle Makers and Their Marks.There are at least three different types of marks embossed on returnable bottles by the manufacturer.These were probably not placed on the containers at the behest of the purchaser (the actual bottler) but reflect the needs of the glass house. These are usually symbols and/or letters embossed on the heel or base of the bottle that identify the maker of the container.
Most of the artifacts were fragmentary and consisted of amber beer bottle glass.They probably originated as tracking devices for returnable bottles.Manufacturers and bottlers alike wanted to know the number of round trips a bottle would make in typical use.The glass group to which I belong has successfully matched numerous codes found on bottles with illustrations in the Whitall Tatum and Illinois Glass Co. In other cases, we have been able to match numerical codes on numerous identical bottles to empirically define codes by certain companies (e.g. Paquette (19-88) discussed the creation of a code system at the end of Prohibition (1933): At the outset, the need was for standard sizes, shapes and capacities. Reardon] said, “The Secretary had the idea that the government needed to know that bottles would not be refilled and would be tamper-proof.So each of the distilleries [received] an identifying number and my proposal was that each of the bottle factories also be numbered.