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Pint "scroll" flasks in rare colors - American, ca. 1845-1860

Northeastern Nevada High Desert Scene (near Montell0) - September 2009





Lindsey's Blood Searcher all known mold variations - 10 separate proprietary molds spanning 60 years of production/use from the 1850s until at least the mid-1910s!  For more information on these bottles see the Bottles & Extra's (the Federation of Historic Bottle Collectors - FOHBC - publication) article on the subject by Zack Baer, with contributions from Bill Lindsey (me!).  The article is available as a downloadable PDF file at the following link:   J. M. LINDSEY AND HIS WORLD RENOWN BLOOD SEARCHER article 

The following is a chronological (earliest to latest) list of the mold numbers for the above pictured bottles (which are not in chronological order) with approximate manufacturing/use dates as noted in the article...beginning on the far left: 
#10 (1890s to mid-1910s);  #6 (1862-1866);  #10 again with full label, contents & partial box;  #4 (1856-1864);  #9 (mid to late 1880s to early 1890s);   #3 (black glass & other shades of green, 1856-1864);  #8 (mid-1870s to mid-1880s);  #1 (1856-1864; iron pontiled and smooth bases);  #7 (late 1860s to late 1870s);  #2 (1862-1866; iron pontiled and smooth bases);  and #5 (1862-1866).




American Bottle Auctions - The West's only historic bottle auction house.
Historic Glasshouse Website - Great bottle information and bottles for sale site.
Jeff & Holly's Bottle Page - Website of one of the best antique bottle e-Sellers.
Antique-Bottles.net - THE website for antique bottle inter-collector communications.
Antique Bottles of Baltimore - Name describes it all.  Nice site.
Cape May County Bottle Collectors (NJ) - Ed & Mark Runyon's site about that county's bottles (and more).
Federation of Historic Bottle Collectors Home Page
BottleAuction.com - A great source of quality bottles from a quality place.
www.bottlemysteries.com - A new website by Red Matthews on bottles.

Old Sachem Bitters and Wigwam Tonic barrels in an array of colors.

For general questions about bottle manufacturing, age, type, and a wealth of other historic bottle related information consider visiting the...

Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website

This is a comprehensive website devoted to the identification of (largely) American made bottles produced from the late 1700s until the 1950s.  This free web based resource was created by the author of this High Desert Historic Bottle Website in a cooperative effort between the Bureau of Land Management (my ex-employer; I'm now retired) and the Society for Historical Archaeology.  It is intended to be a tool for archaeologists, bottle collectors and the general public in identifying the type and approximate age of a wide array of bottles made in the U.S. or Canada during the period listed. 

Historic Glass Bottle Identification & Information Website


Crater Lake National Park - first snowfall in late October 2005 (Photo by website author)


Hildebrandt, Posner & Co.
Pint flask, cylinder "fifth" & etched shot glass.
San Francisco, CA. - Late 1870s to early 1880s
Lindsey's Blood Searcher
Light blue-green with red iron pontil
Hollidaysburg, PA. - 1856-1860


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