Crystal Arbogast Hobnail Fannie Poteet sat cross-legged on her Uncle John's front porch; her favorite rag doll clutched under one arm. The late afternoon sun shone through the leaves of the giant oak tree, casting its flickering light on the cabin. This golden motion of light entranced the child and she sat with her face turned upward, as if hypnotized. The steady hum of conversation flowed from inside of the cabin.
Also included are marks seen on other types of glassware including tableware and industrial glass items such as railroad lantern lenses. Entries on some of the more commonly encountered brand and company names for instance, Bromo-Seltzer seen embossed on bottles are also included, as I frequently get questions about them.
This is a typical example, as seen on the bottom of an emerald green apothecary jar from the s or s. Click here to access a page on the Bucher Emhart Glass site with a link to a recently updated.
Bucher Emhart media center — punt marks database. I would encourage any milk bottle collectors to try searching their list of marks here: Another site with an extensive list of marks is here: Most, if not all, of the marks illustrated there are frequently seen on other types of glassware as well, which makes the page quite helpful to a broader spectrum of collecting fields.
On earlier flasks, fruit jars, and soda bottles, and especially examples produced in the mid-nineteenth century period ssthe full factory name or initials may be embossed across the front. This list primarily includes marks that represent the actual glass company that made the container.
From the standpoint of most collectors of antique bottles, the name and location of the company the bottle was made for, and the name of the product that was originally contained in the bottle one or both of which may be embossed on the bottle is often considered to be of more interest or importance than the glass factory where the bottle was actually manufactured.
However, this site is geared with more emphasis on the actual glassmakers themselves. Please keep in mind that some marks esp. For instance, they sometimes occur with or without periods after each letter. These variations in punctuation were common and probably reflected the whim of the mold engraver, thus having little or no importance i.
For the most part, I have not attempted to list fine distinctions for marks that are found both with and without periods.
Many bottles carry only a number or numbers on the base. These marks usually served as some type of mold identification, indicating a particular mold used by a glass factory. If a number of identical molds were produced for making a certain type of bottle, they would often be serially numbered such as 1 to Some numbers served as date codes, or as some other type of internal code used by the factory.
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. See my webpage here with more info on numbers seen on bottles. Because of the volume of emails I receive, I may or may not respond to questions about marks not listed here.
Please see my webpage on numbers on the bottom of bottles. However, the general style, shape and glass color of a container can give strong clues to approximate age. Other sources of information I have used including reference books, magazine articles, websites, and in some cases, email or voice communications would include: 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.
I hope this list will be of assistance to those interested in antique bottles and other glass containers made in the United States and the history behind the factories that manufactured them.
I hope you will return often to this site!!
It has been increasingly more difficult to keep up with answering emails and posts concerning glass bottle markings and related information. I receive emails virtually every day. Because of this I am going to have to stop answering all but questions of the very widest interest to the collecting public.
I apologize if you write to me via email, or post on one of these pages and do not get a personalized reply!
I should mention that only a small percentage of comments received are actually published on this site, since if every one was answered and published, my site would soon be loaded down with thousands of comments that could cause the pages to load more slowly for those with slower or older computers.
Thank you very much!
If it is an abbreviation for a glass factory, it could stand for one of several companies.Usually embossed on the base, marks may also appear on the lower heel area on certain types of bottles, especially sodas.
On earlier flasks, fruit jars, and soda bottles, and especially examples produced in the mid-nineteenth century period (ss), the full factory name or .
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Analysis “Hobnail” by Crystal Arbogast The author of the story is Crystal Arbogast. She is an American famous writer. She was born in Wise County, Virginia.
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