I postponed citing the study in hopes of its publication, but it is time the work became more publicly known. The first of these, 60 pages in length, dealt with the history, variations, and manufacturing techniques pertinent to beer bottles.This section was well presented and is a must-read for anyone researching beer bottles.Many collector guides with good quality images and/or illustrations can be of use in helping determine what type of a bottle - or bottle fragment - one has.Unfortunately, the majority of the publications listed on this page are out of print but may be found at larger libraries.The second section (pages 1-44 plus five unnumbered pages) discussed specific manufacturing companies and the marks they used.The authors chose to present the information alphabetically by company instead of by mark.
These are detailed and include heel marks along with numbers and letters accompanying the marks, themselves. Largest listing of Western American liquor bottles. The book is profusely illustrated with hundreds of photos and other illustrations of various types of bottles and glass, advertising from the companies, patents for bottle designs and machines, and much, much more. (Ohio) Great turn of the century bottle makers catalog which is very rare and never reprinted.
For example, where Toulouse offered only two possible companies for the use of the M. Of great importance, the authors included specific citations for their sources.
This is most helpful in any serious study of marks. This recent work on Zanesville (Ohio) glass manufacturers is monumental in scope.
This book is now out of print, but widely available via the internet book sites noted above.
listings also include some books that are considered monumental works and/or the top references within their (sometimes narrow) subject field; examples include Farnsworth & Walthall's 2011 "Bottled in Illinois," Holabird's 2012 "Nevada History Through Glass," and David Burton's "NOTE: If viewers have additional references they think should be listed, have comments on those listed, or wish to do a "review" of ones not done as yet, such is welcomed though the author reserves the right to selectively use what most fits the goals of this website.