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Anyone know anything about old glass bottles?

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Lisagran Wed 22-May-19 20:57:44

I bought a crate of old bottles today (as you do smile), but was disappointed to find they have sharp-edged, unfinished tops. Anyone know anything about old bottles at all?

GabriellaG54 Wed 22-May-19 21:56:06

I once saw 10 green ones on a wall but that was decades ago. winkgrin

Lisagran Wed 22-May-19 22:04:14

Were you singing and imbibing at the time? grin

tanith Wed 22-May-19 22:04:57

Those unfinished tops are where the bottles are cut/sheared from the blowing tube they are probably Victorian. I have a collection one is very similar to yours I’m not terribly knowledgeable though. Nice find.

tanith Wed 22-May-19 22:07:40

Just a few of my collection

M0nica Wed 22-May-19 22:09:55

Have a look on ebay. Apart from buying and selling the 'sold' lists for each type of product are a treasure trove of information and value of any items.

We run a small hobby antique business and I go to auctions with ebay on my smart phone so that I can check on the potential value of any lot I am thinking of buying to calculate how much I am prepared to bid for it.

Lisagran Wed 22-May-19 22:12:07

Thanks, Tanith. You have a good collection. I’ve found a bit more on the web - they seems to be “burst top” bottles, and likely Victorian, as you say. Hoping to be able to sell them on grin

Lisagran Wed 22-May-19 22:13:56

Thanks, Monica. I have a unit in a vintage shop.

tanith Wed 22-May-19 22:24:09

Lisagran are they all the same? from the picture it seems that way.

Lisagran Wed 22-May-19 22:36:40

Yes, they’re all the same Tanith. No writing on them or marks. I gather smaller ink bottles were often “burst top / burst lip” - but these are more small sauce bottle size.

tanith Wed 22-May-19 22:39:11

I have one somewhere just the same, pity there’s not some different ones lurking at the bottom 😂

Lisagran Wed 22-May-19 22:40:37

No, just spiders at the bottom!