Dating an antique bottle
Percussion lock appears to be in working order, has a powerful mainspring. Andrew on cross, battle honour Sphinx over "EGYPT". All plates and text pages are in fine condition Reduced to 0 1466) British Pattern 1821 Light Cavalry Officer's Sword with Unusual and Fine Quality Blade.
I have not pulled it back to full cock for fear the original (and very tender) rope lanyard would tear apart rather than operate the sear. Motto "NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT" (both the regimental and Scotland's motto). 35", flat unfullered slightly curved blade with fine quality etching of "Crown over VR" scroll designs and maker/retailer "ANDREWS / 9 / PALL MALL / LONDON" , proof mark on obverse, back marked "PROVED".
Peterson has a Bachelor of Arts from Eastern New Mexico University and a Master of Arts from the University of Nebraska, both in anthropology, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in history from Columbia College.The Owens machine revolutionized the bottle industry.Check for lack of bubbles and uniform glass thickness.The scar was left when the pontil was detached from the bottle. If the seams disappear in the neck, the bottle was probably "blown-in-mold" and dates circa 1820 to early 1900s.Is a pontil mark present along with disappearing side mold seams? Do the mold seams disappear in the neck, but the bottle lacks a pontil mark?
Blown-in-mold bottles without pontil marks date circa 1860s to 1910s.