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An early design, featured in the 1880 WT catalogue as well.Unusual design seen rarely on embossed bottles in Australia.Firstly if you would like an in depth discussion of Whitall Tatum base marks and dating techniques we'd highly recommend checking out the article "The Dating Game: Whitall Tatum & Co" by Bill Lockhart, Carol Serr, David Whitten, Bill Lindsey and Pete Schulz - here. & Co (with some combination of other letters, numbers and patent dates). (again usually combined with other identifying characters). Indeed most of the patented shapes were later produced by other glass makers when Whitall Tatum's patents expired.There are two important base mark variations of which Australian collectors should be aware. From 1901 to the 1930s the "&" is dropped and the mark becomes W. The Phenix Described as being the latest Prescription Bottle in the 1902 catalogue, this shape was also used extensively by the Melbourne Glass Works (and later Australian Glass Manufacturers).References - The Dating Game: Whitall Tatum & Co by Bill Lockhart, Carol Serr, David Whitten, Bill Lindsey and Pete Schulz.Published Summer 2006 edition of Bottles & Extras (Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors).The embossed style was available in two sizes in the earlier catalogues (One Tablespoon and two tablespoons).
Seal Oval (Patented January 24, 1888) Not often seen with Australian trade names, and the early patent date probably gives a clue as to why.
There are pictures of each of the bottles and detailed descriptions with some analysis. Aussie Bottle Digger: This site contains information about antique bottles in Australia. Artifacts from Phillipsburg, Norfolk Island: Examples Chinese export porcelain, English wares, terra cotta; wine and spirit, gin, medicine bottles; decanters & window glass Bank/6559/scc125Smithsonian Institution Website -- Ceramics: 18th c.
It has many links that deal with the different ways bottles are dated (color, columns, etc.). Artifacts from Phillipsburg, Norfolk Island: Examples Chinese export porcelain, English wares, terra cotta; wine and spirit, gin, medicine bottles; decanters & window glass Bank/6559/scc125University of South Alabama Archaeology Website: Artifacts of Colonial Mobile: French faience and coarse earthen wares, Spanish colonial majolicas and coarse earthen wares, some Dutch and English delfts, and English colonial coarse earthen wares.
Archaeology at the Florida Museum of Natural History: helps identify historic period ceramics and sherds and learn about specific historic-period ceramic types.
I first became aware of the interest in bottle collecting back in the late 1960's when I was attending primary school.