Reasonable dating age

Looking at the two options under Question #8, it is clear (no pun intended) that this bottle matches refinement #2 which makes it highly probable that this bottle dates after 1920 and but probably no later than the 1960s.We now have refined the bottle age range a bit more - between about 19.

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-Embossed on the base is MISSION DRY CORP., some numbers & letters, and a symbol. It is apparent that the answer to Question #1 is "YES" since this bottle has raised embossing in the form of the "swirls" on the shoulder.

-The Mission Beverages "label" appears to be painted or silk-screened onto the bottle. The embossing indicates that this has to be a molded bottle and can not be either free-blown, dip molded, or from a turn-mold.

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.

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.

One of the top returns on the search list would be the "e-Book" entitled Bottles on the Border: The History and Bottles of the Soft Drink Industry in El Paso, Texas, 1881-2000.

This e-Book is now posted on this website and contains an extensive amount of information on soda bottles in general as well as specifically to those used in West Texas.

) to the specific dating questions on the Bottle Dating page are included so that a user can reference the necessary portions of that page.

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