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HISTORIC BOTTLES and GLASS
1 BLM Webpage for Bottle identification good info on dating, typing, glassmaking, colors, finishes (lips), bodies and seams, bases, shapes and designs, identifying bottle fragments.
http://www.blm.gov/historic_bottles/index.htm
2 Bill Hunt's Medicine Bottle Glass Index:
http://www.cr.nps.gov/mwac/bottle_glass
3 Dating Your Old Bottles by Digger O'Dell:  This site contains a lot of valuable information and one can also purchase his series of books on bottles from this site.
http://www.bottlebooks.com/Dating%20Old%20Bottles/determining_the_age_of_old_bottl.htm
http://www.bottlebooks.com
4 Digger O'Dell's Bottle Basics:  basic data on bottles by a famous bottle collector
http://www.bottlebooks.com/basics.htm
5 Identification of Clorox Bottles:
http://www.indiana.edu/~e472/cdf/histarch/bottles/clorox.html
6 Series of Links from Archaeology  Field Work: Architecture, Bottles, Ceramics:
http://www.archaeologyfieldwork.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=weblinks;action=display;num=1075735587
This site needs a password to the www.archaeologyfieldwork.com first.
7 Antique Soda Bottle and Shapes:
http://www.worldlynx.net/sodasandbeers/index.htm

http://www.worldlynx.net/sodasandbeers/bases.htm
http://www.worldlynx.net/sodasandbeers/sodahist.htm
8 The American Collectors of Infant Feeders (Baby Bottles):
http://acif.org/
9 Poison and Misc. Bottles (Rob's Famous Poisons):
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Lofts/5772/rob.htm
10 Patent Bottles:
http://www.cyberus.ca/~sjordan/pmmain.htm

http://www.cyberus.ca/~sjordan/census.htm
11 Glass Factory Marks on Bottles:  Gifts list of alphanumeric bottle marks and their associated manufacturer.  Excellent. By David Whitten.
http://www.myinsulators.com/glass-factories/bottlemarks.html
12 Glass Factories that Manufactured Insulators :
http://www.myinsulators.com/glass-factories
13 Fruit Jar and Insulators (one page with Company  Backgrounds and some Links):
http://www.insulators.com/articles/fruitref.htm
14 Old Antique Bottles:  old antique and vintage manufactured and hand blown glass bottles used for milk, drugs, bitters, pharmacy, embalming along with coffee and fruit jars.  They are for sale and there are no descriptions of them, but it is still a useful resource.
http://www.antiquemystique.com/bottles.htm
15 High Desert Bottle and Medicinal Tonic Website:
http://webpages.charter.net/blindsey8952/index.htm
16 Historic Glass House:  Bottle ID (Bottle Collectors and NonCollectors Site)
http://www.antiquebottles-glass.com/
17 Bottles and Bygones (Pictures good/Collecting):
http://members.tripod.com/~MikeSheridan/index.htm
18 Antique Bottle Collectors Haven:   This website contains information on many different categories of antique bottles, ranging from apothecary bottles to Coca cola bottles.  It is used mostly for pricing, but also has many pictures and a very helpful glossary of marks and terminology to help date, place, and sometimes see how a bottle was made.
http://www.antiquebottles.com/

http://www.antiquebottles.com/dating.html
http://www.antiquebottles.com/color
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Dredging Up the Past: detailed description of bottles found on a flood control project excavation from the Petaluma River.
http://www.spn.usace.army.mil/archaeology/bottles/

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Colony of Avalon: 17th and 18th century bottle seals
http://www.heritage.nf.ca/avalon/artifacts/bottleseals1.html

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Torpedo Bottles:
http://www.geocities.com/torpedobottlecom/

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English Glass: how to date English glass between 1876 and 1920.
http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Lofts/5772/odds.htm

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Jamestown Wine Bottle: a wine bottle with a seal on it intact that was found in Jamestown.
http://www.historicjamestowne.org/featured_find/wine_bottle.php
  Note this link does not work here but will work if typed into a browser as URL.

24 Beer Bottle Collector:  with 6,874 bottles, some from 1800s; a few pictures; some dating text.
http://www.beerbottlecollector.com
25 Nick's Antique Glass Collection:  good for jars, salt & pepper shakers, and jar lids.
http://glassjunkie.coolfreepages.com
26 Milk Bottles:  a few maker's marks; a few different kinds of milk bottles.
http://www.ncmilks.com
27 Bottle Den: historic soda and mineral water bottles with a few “rare” photos
http://www.bottleden.com
28 Antique Medicine & Tonic Bottles: many different Medicine and Tonic bottles with very good descriptions and lots of pictures!
http://glswrk-auction.com/064.htm

http://glswrk-auction.com/index.htm
29 FLASCHENJAGER: site by a bottle enthusiast from Virginia; has pictures of the bottles he has excavated and gives detailed a description.
 
http://hometown.aol.com/meechuta/bottles.html.
30 The Old Bottleman:  A bottle digger website who specializes in Victorian and Edwardian bottles and jars.  The most useful resource on the site is the detailed page on dating bottles.  http://www.oldbottleman.co.uk/.
31 Cape May County Bottle Collectors: information on antique bottles from Cape May County, NJ.
http://www.capemaycountybottles.com/.
32 Dumfries Antique Bottle Collecting:   a bottle collector site in Dumfries, Scotland.  There is a useful link on dating Victorian bottles. 
http://www.davehiddleston.com/
33 Antique Bottles of Baltimore:   collection contains bottles from the 1790’s onward.  There are pictures of each of the bottles and detailed descriptions with some analysis.
http://www.geocities.com/baltbottles/index.html
34 The Canadian Bottle and Stoneware Collector:   bottle sales site; has links to other sites; contain some interesting information on primitive stoneware bottles.
http://www.cbandsc.com/.
35 Little Rhody Bottle Club:  promotes preservation of antique bottles and education through research; bottles are from Rhode Island; contains a list of RI companies found on the bottles.
http://www.littlerhodybottleclub.org/.
36 Aussie Bottle Digger:   This site contains information about antique bottles in Australia.  It has many links that deal with the different ways bottles are dated (color, columns, etc.). http://www.users.bigpond.com/oz-riley/
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Federation of Historic Bottle Collectors: Has links to list of bottle collectors.
http://www.fohbc.com/ 

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Medicine Bottles:  a collector's web site with some excellent photos and some text.
http://www.antiquebottles-glass.com/hgh_gifts/medbotl.html  

39 Tino's Bottle Page:  bottle collector site; some good photos and text.
http://www.nmt.edu/~tromero/bottle.html
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Beer Miniature Bottles:  somewhat limited information
http://www.bottlecollecting.com/clock/ja75_2.html 

40 About Old Bottles:  provides good technical information on types of bottles, mainly wine bottles.
http://www.madeirawineguide.com/madeira_v300/about_old_bottles/about_old_bottles.htm
41 Antique Medicine Bottle and Patent Medicines from Frederick Ehrman Medical Library:  has some good information and pictures
http://library.med.nyu.edu/library/eresources/featuredcollections/medbottles/
42 Bill's Bottle Dump:  excellent site with many sections and information on various related topics, including information on ceramic bottles, bottle manufacture, and bottle dating.
http://www.thebottledump.co.uk/index.htm
43 South African Bottle Site (Identification and guides to looting):
http://www.antiquebottles.co.za/
44 Illinois (Upper SangamonBasin) Pottery/Ceramics, Glass, and Structural Materials:
http://virtual.parkland.edu/lstelle1/len/archguide/documents/arcguide.htm
45 The Museum of Beverage Containers and Advertising:  Painted Label Soda Bottles
http://www.gono.com/museum2003/paintedlbottles/paintedbottlehomepage.htm
46 Stoneware Bottles:  some historical manufacturing (part of a collector's website with many other pages linked forward and backward at the bottom
http://home.planet.nl/~w.rijnbende/stonewar.htm
47 Collector's Page on Dating Australian Bottles:  has registry mark data.
http://www.sli.unimelb.edu.au/scronk/aabw/dating.htm
48 United Kingdom Bottle Link (Sheppey Bottles):
http://www.jjanman.freeserve.co.uk/
49 Some Common Bottle Marks and Their ManufacturersUSA and Foreign Bottles
http://www.angelfire.com/tn/traderz/marks.html
50 Identification of Artifacts from Historic Site:  A Bibliography.  Colorado OHP:
www.coloradohistory-oahp.org/publications/pubs/1201.pdf
51 A Bibliography of Glass Artifacts, Including Bottles, Jars, and Flat Glass compiled by William Hampton Adams (bill.adams@flinders.edu.au)
www.mtsu.edu/~kesmith/TNARCHNET/Pubs/glassbib.html
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Perfume History Bottle Ancient Times: styles and shapes of perfume bottles from ancient times to modern days.
http://www.perfumes.com/eng/bottles.htm

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Bottles on the Border: The History and Bottles of the Soft Drink Industry in El Paso, Texas, 1881-2000, by Bill Lockhart, 2001:
http://alamo.nmsu.edu/~lockhart/EPSodas/index.html  --cover page with access to contents
http://alamo.nmsu.edu/~lockhart/EPSodas/Chapter1-4/chap2.htm  --dating soda bottles
http://alamo.nmsu.edu/~lockhart/EPSodas/Append/appendd.htm  --Append. D-Manufacturer's Marks

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19th Century Antique Glass Bottles of the British Military:  very useful for dating only these specific bottles.
http://members.shaw.ca/coffinisland/

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Knox Glass and the Marks Toulouse Missed:  Article by Bill Lockhart. Clear drawings of marks of some US manufacturer's.
http://www.fohbc.com/PDF_Files/KnoxGlassCo_Lockhart.pdf

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Larry's Antique Bottle Collector's Guide: A site for beginning bottle collectors. Has links to other web sites.
http://www.larrysantiques.com/bottle_collectors_guide.htm

57 Excavations at Fort Yellowstone, Yellowstone NP:  includes beer, gin and medicine bottles. http://www.montana.edu/wwwpb/dig.html
58 Late 18th c. Artifacts from Phillipsburg, Norfolk Island: Examples Chinese export porcelain, English wares, terra cotta; wine and spirit, gin, medicine bottles; decanters & window glass
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/LeftBank/6559/scc125.html
59 Current Archaeological Research at Fort Bragg:
 http://www.bragg.army.mil/culturalresources/archeology.htm
60 Bottles from the Petaluma River Excavations:
www.spn.usace.army.mil/ archaeology/bottles/

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HISTORIC CERAMICS
1 Fruit Jar and Insulators (one page with Company  Backgrounds and some Links):
http://www.insulators.com/articles/fruitref.htm
2 Ceramics (maiolica):
http://www.marysmaiolicaarts.com/history/historicimages1.htm
3 Illinois (Upper SangamonBasin) Pottery/Ceramics, Glass, and Structural Materials:
http://virtual.parkland.edu/lstelle1/len/archguide/documents/arcguide.htm
4 Series of Links from Archaelogy  Field Work: Architecture, Bottles, Ceramics:
http://www.archaeologyfieldwork.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.cgi?board=weblinks;action=display;num=1075735587
This site needs a password to the www.archaeologyfieldwork.com first.
5 Stoneware Bottles:  some historical manufacturing (part of a collector's website with many other pages linked forward and backward at the bottom
http://home.planet.nl/~w.rijnbende/stonewar.htm
6 Site for Analysis of Brick and Tile:
 http://www.tegula.freeserve.co.uk/acbmg.html
7 Archaeological Resinous Deposits from Southeast Asian Ceramics Discusses the how and why of studying resins found in ceramic vessels.
http://www.student.brad.ac.uk/clampert/index.html
8 Pottery from Jamestown Excavations:  much of it from Germany, The Netherlands, and England, as well as some from China.
http://www.apva.org/ngex/xceramic.html
9 Smithsonian Institution Website -- Ceramics:
http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/start.htm
http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmah/ceramics.htm
http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmah/usceram.htm
http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmah/usregcer.htm
http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmah/amdinner.htm
http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmah/potmarks.htm

http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmah/chinexp.htm
http://www.si.edu/resource/faq/nmah/Englishceramics.htm
10 Late 18th c. Artifacts from Phillipsburg, Norfolk Island: Examples Chinese export porcelain, English wares, terra cotta; wine and spirit, gin, medicine bottles; decanters & window glass
http://www.geocities.com/Paris/LeftBank/6559/scc125.html
11 Ceramics from Nova Scotia:  excellent pictures/descriptions of ceramics from 18 & 19th c.
http://www.stmarys.ca/academic/arts/anthropology/sdavis/ceramics/welcome.html
12 University of South Alabama Archaeology Website: Artifacts of Colonial Mobile:  French faience and coarse earthen wares, Spanish colonial majolicas and coarse earthen wares, some Dutch and English delfts, and English colonial coarse earthen wares.
http://www.southalabama.edu/archaeology/artifacts_mob.htm
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Historical Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History:  helps identify historic period ceramics and sherds and learn about specific historic-period ceramic types.
http://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/histarch/gallery_types/ceramics_intro.asp

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Ceramics of Colonial Williamsburg:  photos; requires installing Macromedia Flash Player
http://flickr.com/photos/44124324682@N01/53200

15 Ceramic Restoration Sites:  reference site
http://www.artistsonline.biz/services/ceramic_restoration.htm
http://www.vickihardin.com/links/ceramicrestoration.html
16 Archaeological Dating Methods, Sites, Artifacts, Projects with TL Dating:
http://www.archaeolink.com/dating_archaeological_sites_arti.htm
http://archaeology.about.com/od/dating/
17 Dating Pots By Dating Their Organic Residues:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2003/09/030930055244.htm
http://www.mirabilis.ca/archives/001161.html
18 Current Archaeological Research at Fort Bragg:
 http://www.bragg.army.mil/culturalresources/archeology.htm
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