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However, without having more of the glass, I am unable to narrow that down to a specific year.
If 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.
What 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 “where the surface of the hot, just produced bottles, were sprayed on the body, shoulder, and neck (not base or the top of the finish) with a stannic chloride (Tin (IV) chloride) vapor that allowed the tin to bond to the outer surface providing scratch resistance and durability to the bottles." (Lindsey, B.) Though this process is still in use today, the word was embossed on bottles only between 1940 and the mid-1950s (Lindsey, B).
Therefore the piece of glass I found was manufactured using this process somewhere in that time frame.
(For more info, please check out the extensive article by Bill Lockhart and Russ Hoenig; link farther down on this page).
The second mark was phased in during the 1950s with the removal of the diamond.
Most of the artifacts were fragmentary and consisted of amber beer bottle glass.
While I was looking, I discovered that Pepsi-Cola bottles made by Owens-Illinois followed a still different pattern in their markings as did those from Coca-Cola. began with the merger of two of the industry’s giants: the Illinois Glass Co. The company was successful and made virtually every type of bottle.
By 1911, Illinois Glass had obtained the first of three Owens Automatic Bottle Machine licenses and made many other containers from semiautomatic machines.
However, there are some exceptions to this general rule, and single-digit date codes were also used in later decades along with the later “I inside an O” mark (but without a period placed to the right of the code).
Most bottles from the late 1940s into the 1950s and 1960s have two-digit date codes.