Message #187
From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG
To:   "'Matthias Giessler'" 

Date:		Thu, 11 Jun 1998 18:57:43
Subject:	Which Types Of Glass Bottles Were
		Available In Arizona in 1887?

[ AzTeC / SWA SASIG ] :

From: Charles F. Merbs

I am interested in learning more about glass
bottles that might have been available in the
Phoenix area (or Arizona generally) in 1887. I am
particularly interested in bottles with yellow
glass, but clear glass would also work for what I
intend. I would like to know the general shapes of
these bottles and what they might have contained
when purchased. If anyone can provide me with
information or references I would be most
appreciative. Thanks!  

May there always be skeletons in your closet!
Charles F. Merbs      cfm9336@IMAP1.ASU.EDU
Phone: (602)965-4537 or (602)965-6213 for messages
FAX: (602)965-7671

SASIG Ed. Note -- Please contact Chuck Merbs with
your reply and Cc SWA. Of course, general bottle
references abound on the web and below are listed
a few examples:

Bill Hunt's Medicine Bottle Glass Index
Glass Insulators
Magazines for Antique Bottle Collectors
Federation of Historical Bottle Collectors
A Guide For New Bottle Collectors SASIG MEMBER'S RESPONSES: Dr. Merbs -- (Here) is a comprehensive bottle database put together by, I believe, the National Park Service a couple of years ago that you might find useful. Embossed Medicine Bottle Labels Finding Aid
(large 430k pdf file)
Allen Dart Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, Tucson 1000 East Fort Lowell Road, Box 40577, Tucson, AZ 85717-0577; (520) 798-1201, Fax (520) 798-1966;