Dating owens illinois glass bottles

Dating owens illinois bottles

-1950's - presentin the mid-50’s, the owens-illinois glass co. as a conservation measure during the war, the amount of glass used for many bottle types was reduced., i know from the use of the symbol on the glass that both pieces pre-date the mid-1950s, but is there a way to narrow that down? i think that the system was begun at owens because of the number of 2s, 3s, 4, and 6s which we find on owens glass in the left position. with this hub, i am going to focus on the methods used by the owens-illinois (o-i) company, and show you how to date your glass finds using the symbols and numbers indicative of the o-i company.

Dating owens illinois glass

& handiworkflattened bottles- or what i do with the emptiesby eganj134. according to wikipedia, approximately one out of every two glass containers made worldwide is made by o-i, its affiliates, or its licenses. first led me down this path of discovery was a small piece of glass i found washed up on my local creek with the word duraglas embossed on it (exhibit a). other numbers, such as the 7 in exhibit c, are specific to the production plant, and letters, such as the a in exhibit e, usually stand for the glass model (e. you are an avid beach or sea glass collector, or glass bottle collector, this is a tutorial on how to date glass made by the Owens-Illinois company.

Owens-Illinois Glass Company

Owens-Illinois Glass Company

Dating owens illinois glass bottles

from what i have researched, the company didn't start embossing glasses with the word 'duraglas' until the 1940s? (sorry i don't have better pictures, the glass is quite old and had been in the water for quite some time. the general rule when dating glass with the o-i symbol is the number to the left of the symbol is the plant code, and to the right of the symbol lies the date code. currently the company is the largest manufacturer of glass containers in north america, south america, asia-pacific, and europe, with 79 plants in 21 countries., the a to the right of the 7 tells me that this piece of glass has a high probability of either once being a coca-cola bottle or a pepsi-cola bottle.

Owens-Illinois Glass Company - Society for Historical Archaeology

Owens illinois glass company dating

a: glass found on the creek from the owens-illinois glass co. 2 years ago from earthif the glass is from 1934 then the i may have faded away over time, especially if you found it in the ocean. therefore the piece of glass i found was manufactured using this process somewhere in that time frame. to the owens-illinois glass company website, the founder of the company was michael j. the number 17 is for a plant in clarion, pennsylvania which has been in operation since 1932 and is still presently producing bottles.

Owens-Illinois Plant Numbers and Dates

if it is a year code, the thickness of the glass and the lack of a period after the 9 suggests a manufacturing date of 1939. the automatic bottle-making machine revolutionized the industry, and became the foundation of today’s glassmaking industry. (lindsey, b) there is one factor, though, we have yet to consider: the thickness of the glass. of the owens-illinois glass companyif that was the end of it, this would be a pretty lame blog post, but as it stands i am a fairly curious person and couldn't help digging a little deeper. factory dates are as follows:Owens bottle company owens-illinois glass company.