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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".

Once the likely bottle age or date range is determined, some examples of other places to look for more information is provided.: -It is about 9" (23 cm) in height and 2 3/8th inches (6 cm) in diameter.

-It is made of thick, heavy glass for its size, weighing almost 1 lb.

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If a user needs to refresh themselves on the terminology used to describe the various parts of the bottle, click on Bottle Morphology to view a pop-up page of physical bottle feature definitions.

The makers mark cinches the date in the 1940s of course, but without this marking the bottle date could not be refined further.

This site contains very limited information on specific companies that utilized bottles; such information is impossibly beyond the scope of this (or any) site (or book).

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?

A bit more information is available on this site for this type of bottle by reviewing the the Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes page and by looking through the Reference Sources/Bibliography page for potentially useful references.

However, if more information were desired a quick search on the internet using the words "Mission Dry Corporation" (the embossing on the base) would lead a user to an assortment of information indicating that the company was bottling as early as 1933, that its primary product was soda water, that these style Mission bottles date into the mid-1950s, and miscellaneous information about specific company products like cans, labels, etc.

covers Applied Color Labels (ACL) which this bottle does have.

A close-up of this bottle's ACL is actually shown under Question #13 on the Dating page.

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