Category Archives: Bottles

The MOOS – articles about milk bottle collecting

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  THE MOOS A Column on Milk Bottle Collecting Last Revised 03/22/2009 by Mike Reilly   Now anyone who knows me knows that I’m not much of abottle collector nor is my wife, Kris, much of a collector at all. She sometimessurprises me though. We attended a show together soon after I had joined theClub and while I was off… Read more »

Bottle Definitions

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What Is A Bottle? by Mike Reilly,copyright 1997 Last Revised 04/20/2010 Bottle n. 1. receptacle, usually glass, having a narrow neck and a mouththat can be plugged, corked or capped (unlike mother-in-laws) ,or a portablecontainer for holding liquids, characteristically having a neck and mouth andmade of glass, or a carafe, vial, phial, decanter, flagon (container). 2. Thequantity a bottle contains… Read more »

Index to Wisconsin Collector & Antique Articles – Glass & Bottles

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    The following article was first published in its’ entiretyin February,1997 as part of the book “The Milwaukee Antique Bottle& Advertising Club: The Cream City Courier – A Special 25th AnniversaryIssue” compiled & edited by Michael R. Reilly, then, Editor, TheCream City Courier. Book was privately published by Mr. Reilly. Updated 03/22/2009 THE WISCONSIN GLASS INDUSTRY     Many collectors… Read more »

Early Bottle Manufacturing Tools & Technology – formerly printed in the Bottle Muse

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  Early Bottle Manufacturing Tools & Technology  (First published in earlier editions of the Bottle Muse)     Around 1800, most bottle molds were made of clay or wood, and formed only the base and body of the container. The neck had to be drawn out utilizing the skill of the glassblower. Shortly after, two piece hinged molds, forming all but… Read more »

Windowsill Bottles…What are they? by Bob Parsons

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    Windowsill Bottles…What are they? by Bob Parsons Originally published in The Bottle Muse,July/Aug./Sept. 2002, a publication of the National Bottle Museum, 76 MiltonAvenue,  Ballston Spa, NY., 12020 (518) 885-7589     I became enamored with the aesthetics of thewindowsill bottle about fifteen years ago. I had never seen some of the colors,shapes and primitive designs. They piqued my curiosity… Read more »