This is a very early Amber glass Acid Bottle from Illinois Glass Company, complete with original ground glass stopper. It stands 12" tall to the rim, 13-1/2" to the top of the stopper, and is approximately 5" in diameter.
The Diamond I marking dates the bottle to between 1915 and 1929. It was likely made in either the Alton, Illinois plant or the Gas City, Indiana plant, which had been purchased from Thompson Glass.
The catalog page from the Illinois glass 1920 catalog describes it as a number A-29 5 pint Acid Bottle with Ground Glass Stopper. There are no graduations on the bottle, but it will hold 5 pints of water when filled to the shoulder.
Also of note in the catalog is the fact that Illinois Glass kept these bottles in stock in the Green color, but Amber had to be ordered with a longer lead time. They were sold in cases of 36 bottles (1/4 gross).
We have four of these, each in excellent condition without cracks, chips or any other damages. We have cleaned the bottles - there may be the slightest residue visible on the inside of the glass, but not much at all. They are beautiful, amber, and will sparkle wherever you display them!
Each bottle is being sold separately. We will not be able to combine shipping due to the size and weight of the bottles, in order to ship them safely. They will be thoroughly and safely packaged and shipped via USPS Priority Mail.
We sell select vintage items. They are not new, and rarely look new. They are, in many cases, older than we are, and have seen life and times. We do not repair or replace parts on any of the items we sell. They came to us in the condition they are now, and are sold as is.
When we say an item is in “excellent vintage condition”, we mean just that – it is in excellent condition for its age. We are very particular about what we buy and sell, and describe things to the best of our ability, in a fair and accurate way. Please - closely review the photos using the zoom tool, and pay attention to the descriptions of the items you wish to purchase. If you have questions about anything at all, we will gladly answer them prior to your purchase.
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Pressed, molded or blown Glass has imperfections from the manufacturing process. These imperfections are inherited from production and are not considered damage. These minor imperfections often occur, such as: small defects in hand painting, color variations, creases or lines from molds, tiny air bubbles or small debris encased in glass is considered natural and is not going to be scrutinized or considered damage. However, I will make note if I notice any larger imperfections that appear to be beyond the acceptable norm as a defect.
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