From what we've researched, heard from others, and found through experience is that true "black" glass is almost impossible to find. The term "black glass" also called blackglass , as used frequently by sea glass collectors as well as collectors of bottles, insulators and some other old glass products, often refers to glass that APPEARS to be black. The common name "black glass" is perfectly fine to use when referring to glass that appears to be black to the naked eye. This very dark glass, though, when held to bright light, shows that it is actually colored. However, it can also be a very dark shade of purple, red, blue, or brown. In the next photos, the "black sea glass" is a somewhat lighter shade of green, which can be seen when the sun shines through it.
Determining the Pricing Old Glass Bottles
Dating Your Old Bottles
Member Websites. Brady and C. It was created to fill a need in the jar industry. Hazel Glass first made the glass inserts that fit inside the zinc lid closures for bottles. Their first factory was in Wheeling, WV.
Duraglas Bottle Identification
Bottle collecting has become an increasingly popular hobby among antique lovers in the United States. These bottles are more plentiful and considerably less expensive to purchase than their older counterparts, making it possible to possess an interesting bottle collection without substantial investment. From the days of the crockery jug until , cork-style rubber stoppers were used on the standard Clorox bleach amber glass bottles.
This webpage is intended to help novice collectors and non-collectors better identify, describe, and date the bottles they encounter. Bottle dating is approximate and just intended to give a relative placement in bottle making history. Painter seam stops below lip common on sodas and beers image supplied by Harry Pristis s machine made crown top seam runs to top of bottle common on sodas and beers - Preset machine made metal cap top seam runs to top used a metal cap with twisted wire seal common on medicines s - s. Baltimore loop looks like blob top on outside inside of mouth has an ring shaped depression seam ends below lip used on beer and soda bottles.