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When did bottles get screw tops?

When did bottles get screw tops?

Invented in the early 19th century, screw tops weren't produced with any uniform standards. As a result, they weren't widely used until machine-produced bottles became commonplace in the 1900s. Modern bottling production methods dictate the use of screw tops on soda and beer bottles.

How can you tell if a glass bottle is antique?

Look for these old bottles with the characteristic crown top. The embossed maker's mark or letters on the side of a bottle or on the base of a bottle will help to reveal a bottle's age. Marks or letters on collectible milk bottles and Coca Cola bottles are commonly indicators of age and origin.