together with the suction scar on the base (point #5 above and picture to the left) can date no earlier than 1905 and are usually post-1910. Though patented and first used to a limited degree in 1903, the first Owens Automatic Bottle Machine licenses were granted to other manufacturers in late 1904 making 1905 the effective “beginning” (i.e., terminus post quem) date for bottles with all of the above listed machine made diagnostic characteristics (Miller & McNichol 2002). (more…)
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