My Beer & Soda Bottle Collection
I collect antique beer and soda bottles from Washington DC and Northern Virginia.
I'm a member of a Potomac Bottle Collectors club.
You can see a video about a bottle dig that I participated in here.
I've organized my bottles based on whether they're from Washington DC or Alexandria Virginia. Click on a link below to see a list of links to the bottlers and brewers:
|Washington DC bottles|
|Alexandria VA bottles|
Parts of a bottle:
Top or Lip - See diagram to the right
Neck - See diagram to the right
Shoulder - See diagram to the right
Heel - See diagram to the right
Base - See diagram to the right
Other terms & abreviations:
ABM - Automated Bottle Machine (a bottle that was made by a machine)
BIM - Blown In Mold (a bottle that was made by a human glassblower using a bottle mold)
BIMAL - Blown In Mold Applied Lip (BIM bottle with a lip that was added vs. being part of the mold)
SCA - Sun Colored Amethyst (color that some clear glass will turn when exposed to ultraviolet light)