Case gin bottles, also known as taper gins, were a common style used from the 17th through early 20th centuries. The body is square in cross section and in all cases will taper from a wide shoulder to a narrower cross-section at the base. This form is almost always found in olive green color ranging from translucent to opaque. On occasion, you will encounter examples in clear and other green hues.
Bottle Dating. Bottle Dating: This page provides some examples of how to use the website primarily the Bottle Dating pages to determine the approximate date or date range for various types of bottles made between the early s and the midth century. The bottles used for illustration are a small but diverse assortment designed to give users guidance on how to work a bottle through the dating information to answer the Homepage's primary question 1 - What is the age of the bottle?
Sea Glass Specifications: Dark Olive Green Ave Diameter: This month's featured sea glass specimen is the remnant of the top of an old case gin bottle. Case gins, also known as taper gins, are some of the earliest forms of liquor bottles, dating from at least the mid 17th century up through the early 20th century. The square cross section design of a case gin allowed for the efficient packing and transportation of these bottles in wooden cases, each containing from 4 to 24 bottles.
Well, the bottle bug sure enough bit me and I went and picked up some recently. Hadn't seen these before and thought they were in pretty nice shape? Probably 's era? Thank you for your kind words CreekWalker.