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LAST UPDATE  SEPTEMBER 22,2014       0623 hours         BLOODBATHSIN@COMCAST.NET

Hello everybody. Thank you for all your wonderful support.


 Over 16,000 different beer bottles and growing.   

Donations are still coming in and they are all wonderful bottles. I just received more bottles from a good friend of mine. He has for the last few years tasted some wonderful beers and I received the empty bottles.

Hello everybody. This is my world inside beer bottle collecting.. My name is Wes with a beer bottle collection of well over 16,000 different beer bottles.. There will always be more to come.

I am hoping in the next few months being able to move back to my home and collection, If my job lets me go to a new place. I pray everyday for this to happen. Anyway I hope everyone is doing good in the collecting world.                    

I am still looking for Christmas Beer bottles incass you all have any..

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ABM-------- automatic bottle machine

DUG-------- Literally means dug from the ground

FB---------- free blown

IP----------- Iron pontil

OP--------- open pontil

SC--------- sun color

BIMAL---- blown in a mold, applied lip, open pontil


Open pontil- 1600s to 1850s. Iron pontil- 1840-1865. Smooth base- 1865-1920. Machine base- 1901to now.


When a "brewery" is not a brewery:

People often inquire about "brewers" names on bottles or other advertising which were not listed in the books. Prior to 1890, the bottling of beer was prohibited on the premises of a brewing concern. The law stated that "bottling must be done in a building entirely distinct and separate from the brewery or warehouse." The law led many brewers who wanted to supply bottled beer to enlist the services of bottling houses. Their beer was therefore kegged and transported to the bottlers for bottling.Many of these bottlers used their own name on the bottles as the brewers of the contents.These should not be construed as "brewers". This info is from a book AMERICAN BREWERIES II By Dale P. Wieren..

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I am still taking donations of beer bottles........ Come look at my site and see the maddness.

I am looking for some good history info I can add.

BLOODBATHSIN@COMCAST.NET  THANK YOU//

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If I DO Not contact you  within a few days. Please EMAIL me again.. I AM Just Busy..

I DO NOT PROMOTE DRINKING ............
 


GOD WILL PROVIDE Philipians 4-19

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I invite you to come and look at my madness

My first site opened on 4-1-2002

This site is about my passion for collecting beer bottles. You will find out the reason I started, and lots of pictures of the beer bottles I have acquired over the past 29 years. I started when I was 13 years old. I have well over 16,000 different beer bottles in my collection now. I do have a few extras I trade or sell on my FOR SALE page.I do take donations in beer bottles and cash to help run this website. When I first started I was finding most of my bottles under bridges, by building, from friends and just about anywhere I could get them. At first they they just looked good sitting on my small shelves in my room. My whole family thought I was nuts. Now over 26 years latter my family thinks I am crazy. My wife is very good about my collection. My kids have no clue why I like beer bottles so much. This is why I like them. Glass to me has allot of history and is very interesting. It is something that most people have no clue how it is made nor do that care. When glass bottles were first invented. I feel that the people that made it worked very hard to make so little money for a days work. In a way, the time it took to make just one bottle just was not worth it to many people. By blowing the glass several people had lung problems and and got very hurt doing a days work. As people these days we would never in our right minds want to do the hard work it took several people to do by blowing glass bottles. I've collected beer bottles from all different spots of the world, like Russia, England, Japan, Germany, America and so on.Now bottles are not made by people but by machines. No glass blowing, no carving of the wooden mold. Just think about all the work it took just to make one beer bottle. I just enjoy the history of glass bottle making and the beer that is put into them.



 

Life is full of beer

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                                                          D. TWEEDLE. I NEED ONE!!         

Were Life is one big bottle of beer that never ends.

Although a large amount of beer was consumed in America before 1860,

beer bottles from this period are very rare and all have pontiled bases. Most

beer made during this time was sold in wooden berrels to local taverns and

private bottlers.


Did you now that Glass did not become widely used until after the Civil War (1865)..??

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Did you now that up to 1860 all beer bottles had pontiled bases...??

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Did you now that beer bottles from 1860-1870 are very rare??

from 1870-1880 they are scarce. From 1880-1890 they are Semi- Common.??


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Did you now that Bottles marked Ale or Porter were first Manufactured from 1850-1860..??

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Did you now that until the 1870's beer bottles were sealed with cork..??

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Did you now that the lightening stopper was not invented until the late 19th century..??


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Did you now that before the 1930's beer came in green bottles then after the Prohibition,

 brown glass was used because it was thought to preserve freshness by filtering out sunlight ..??


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Did you now that in 1873, a British inventor Hiram Codd invented a bottle with a glass marble

confined inside its neck, When the bottle was filled with an effervescent liquid, gas pressure forced

the marble to the top of the neck, sealing the bottle.??

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Did you now that from 1879 to early 1900's the Hutchinson stopper was commonly used. A heavy wire

loop controlled a rubbler gasket that stayed inside the cork..??



Do you feel lucky???

 If you want me to add your site to my Links page let me now..

 This is a Band From Sacramento

 They are Brothers of mine D.O.T. www.damageovertime.net

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Now that I got that done it is time for BEER..

This website and the move to my Garage has helped me control my collection in so many ways. I have been able to talk to so many people from around the world about new and different beers. I now tend to nit pick at bottles that I do not think that are good enough for my collection, so now I look for a better one and upgrade. The way you show your collection shows how much you enjoy your collection. If all your collectables sit in boxes you will never enjoy what you have. My collection has always been shown on shelves and now that I have more space I can expand. This is my own idea in the way I display my bottles. The paton will be here soon. The webpage helps me see who I really am...

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I AM STILL FINDING NEW ROGUE BOTTLES.

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Here are some new pictures of Gargage. I have over 16,000++ different beer bottles and I have found an extra 300 that are for trade or sell, But I do not have time to add them to my FOR SALE area as of yet. There are 4 double walls 10 feet long 8 feet high then the front wall that was not intended to have bottles on it, I ran out of room. This is my own Idea. I did not copy anyone else. I have also never seen anyone with this way of doing there display.. Now I have taken the other part of the Garage and started to put shelves on it. MORE WORK FOR THE MAD PERSON.

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