Here, the various broken tools, accessories, and other materials can be found in one place.
Stager explained that broken sherds can provide enough material evidence to suggest the time period when the pottery was in fashion: particularly the handles and lips of pottery pieces if those are available, but also the designs used to decorate pots which can nail down both culture and time.
Aside from the syrup bottles used to store Coca-Cola syrup at soda fountains (which themselves have become collectibles), the first bottles used to transport Coca-Cola were Hutchinson-stopper bottles.
Even though they were only about six inches tall, Hutchinson bottles were quite heavy and clunky.
In many instances (especially in the case of Owens-Illinois bottles), the glass manufacturers’ logo is in combination with a date code.
There are many collectors of antique and vintage Coke bottles who try to find examples with various city/town/state embossings marked on the bottom, for instance “LOUISVILLE KY” or “DECATUR ILLS” or “TUCSON ARIZ”.
Aside from the syrup bottles used to store Coca-Cola syrup at soda fountains (which ....
In it, he at one point is explaining the concept of pottery typologies that are used to date the differing strata of the is a mound or hill that has developed because succeeding levels of a city were built upon each other following natural or man-made destruction, reconstructions, redevelopment, etc.) wherein each of the strata represents a (roughly) different time, epoch or event layer of the city’s or neighborhood’s history.
To explain this process he brought up the design of the Coca Cola bottle in his own lifetime, during which he drank from glass bottles with the brand appearing on the side of the bottle in raised glass, the glass bottle with a painted or printed label on top of the glass surface, and finally the plastic bottle.
In general, the glass manufacturers’ marks are usually seen on the base, but sometimes on the side or lower heel of the bottle.
As impossible as it may seem today, Coca-Cola did not originally intend to sell its products in bottles.
In fact, Asa Candler, president of Coca-Cola in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, assumed his drink would only be popular in spring and summer, and his business with soda fountains was lucrative enough that a bottling venture did not appeal to him.