Bottle dating beer
This is the very latest instance of use of the “old” O-I mark that I am aware of.
Presumably, when this particular mold was pulled out of the storeroom, and used to produce some more bottles (probably for a relatively small order), it wasn’t considered important enough to take the time to re-engrave the trademark.
resize=640,574&ssl=1" alt="Base of Yacht Club Beverages ACL soda bottle, bearing 1966 date code along with older mark. resize=640,574&is-pending-load=1#038;ssl=1" srcset="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7"Base photo of amber Dad’s Root Beer bottle, carrying the “old” Owens-Illinois mark, but with an unusually late 1960 date code! resize=300,258&ssl=1" alt="Base photo of amber Dad's Root Beer bottle, carrying the "old" Owens-Illinois mark, but with an unusually late 1960 date code! " width="300" height="258" data-recalc-dims="1" data-lazy-srcset="https://i0com/ I believe it was instituted sometime in the 2005-2010 period, but I’m not sure.Julian Toulouse (Bottle Makers and their Marks, 1971), states this mark was used beginning in the year 1954.However, more research over the years has shown there was actually a gradual changeover from the “old” to the “new” trademark on containers, which occurred over a period of four or five years beginning in 1954 (with a few known exceptions—see note below discussing a bottle made in 1966 which carries the “old” trademark on the base! Some bottle molds already in use were not re-engraved until as late as 1957, 1958, 1959, even, as mentioned, in 1966. “OWENS” appears on the base of some clear prescription bottles.Within a year or two, most glass insulators produced at Muncie were carrying date codes.Owens-Illinois continued to have the great majority of insulators marked with the “HEMINGRAY” brand name, with very few exceptions in later years.