The "resting point" of the bottle is usually the extreme outside edge of the base. Cucumber bottles may have either a both blob or taper lip. Push-ups were also called a "shove-up" by some early glass makers Illinois Glass Co. Instead of affixing a pontil rod in some fashion to the base of the hot, post molded bottle as described above the handler or servitor used one of these non-empontilling tools to hold the bottle. Press-and-blow machine produced bottles and jars rarely if ever have ghost seams on the body since the parison mold for this type machine was one-part, i. The most common colors for round bottom bottles, especially in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th Century, were seafoam or light aqua. There was also another large class of non-Owens machine-made bottles that exhibit a suction mark-like circle not induced by the glass feeding process - suction or gob feeder.
The base of the pictured early seal dated Rickett's bottle is discussed under the discussion of the "sand pontil scar" on the related Pontil Marks or Scars page. This feature on the base and body of the bottle is also, as noted, called a " parison mold seam " or "parison mold line. The three separate pieces were held together by a tubular sheath which when pushed up towards the bottle "snapped" closed onto the sides and base. The majority of dip molds appear to have been either one piece or had a one piece body with a separate base plate. The thumb is inserted in the indentation to allow for service to occur at arm's length in order to minimise disturbance.
A couple other distinctive machine-made base features are the result of the mechanics of how the machine operated - suction scars and valve marks. Only to discover at Generally, the first definition or description noted for each term is that which is generally used on this website. Centuries ago, the basket often included one or more handles of twisted straw; they are sometimes included in present-day fiaschi, often for decorative purposes only. A collateral benefit of the snap case is that it more securely held the hot bottle than any of the other methods allowing for the development of more sophisticated finishing tools Deiss
The "resting point" of the bottle is usually the extreme outside edge of the base. Additional variations or usage of these terms use are also noted as appropriate. Illustration courtesy of California State Parks. Short differentiating informational statements are provided below in bold to make an easy "break" between mouth-blown and machine-made bottles. This four-pronged tool was sized to closely fit the diameter of the base and lower sides of the bottle with different sized sabots apparently necessary for different diameter bottles. Delivery options see all.