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One of the top returns on the search list would be the "e-Book" entitled Bottles on the Border: The History and Bottles of the Soft Drink Industry in El Paso, Texas, 1881-2000.This e-Book is now posted on this website and contains an extensive amount of information on soda bottles in general as well as specifically to those used in West Texas.Click Historic Bottle Related Links page to find links to the assortment of pdf files that comprise this printable e-Book.: -Bottle is approximately 8" (20 cm) in height, 5" ( 13-14 cm) wide at its widest point, and 4" (10-11 cm) deep at its widest point; the bottle is not round but more "flask" shaped (wider than deep).-The bottle is moderately light in weight for its size, weighing about 12 ounces.have the distinctive "Diamond-O-I" marking just under the "7".(Note: The "I" can appear as a dot in the middle of this mark like with this bottle, though on most it is a more or less distinctive "I".)Reading down through the narrative in Question #11, we find out that the number just to the right of the Diamond-O-I mark is the last two digits of the year the bottle was manufactured, which on this bottle is a "46".
(Note: For more information on Owens-Illinois marks, see Bill Lockhart's Bottles and Extras article reproduced at the following link (pdf file): Owens-Illinois Glass Company (Lockhart 2004d).) deals primarily with cork versus screw top closures.As the information under this question notes, ACL's in the U. date no earlier than 1933 and are still being made though most American soda bottles with this feature are from before the 1980s.the makers markings on the base - we can still make a reasonable determination that this bottle almost certainly dates no earlier than 1933 (ACL, lack of bubbles) and could be as recent as the 1960s (straw tinted colorless glass).Looking at the two options under Question #8, it is clear (no pun intended) that this bottle matches refinement #2 which makes it highly probable that this bottle dates after 1920 and but probably no later than the 1960s.We now have refined the bottle age range a bit more - between about 19.