However, for example sake we will continue through the questions.(Note: For more information on Owens-Illinois marks, see Bill Lockhart's Bottles and Extras article reproduced at the following link (pdf file): Owens-Illinois Glass Company (Lockhart 2004d).) deals primarily with cork versus screw top closures.
So at this point we know that this bottle was made in 1946.A user need go no further through the Dating page questions to refine the date further.This page provides some examples of how to use the website (primarily the Bottle Dating pages) to determine the approximate date or date range for various types of bottles made between the early 1800s and the mid-20th century.The bottles used for illustration are a small but diverse assortment designed to give users guidance on how to work a bottle through the dating information to answer the Homepage's primary question #1 - What is the age of the bottle?covers Applied Color Labels (ACL) which this bottle does have.
A close-up of this bottle's ACL is actually shown under Question #13 on the Dating page.
If one looks closely at the thick glass in the base of the bottle, one can see that the glass is not quite perfectly colorless, but instead has a slight "straw" or washed out amber tint to the glass (picture of base below).
This is a result of using arsenic and/or selenium as the glass decolorizer.
Click Historic Bottle Related Links page to find links to the assortment of pdf files that comprise this printable e-Book.: -Bottle is approximately 8" (20 cm) in height, 5" ( 13-14 cm) wide at its widest point, and 4" (10-11 cm) deep at its widest point; the bottle is not round but more "flask" shaped (wider than deep).
-The bottle is moderately light in weight for its size, weighing about 12 ounces.
The picture to the lower right is a close-up of finish of the Mission bottle.