Bottle collecting has become an increasingly popular hobby among antique lovers in the United States. These bottles are more plentiful and considerably less expensive to purchase than their older counterparts, making it possible to possess an interesting bottle collection without substantial investment. From the days of the crockery jug until , cork-style rubber stoppers were used on the standard Clorox bleach amber glass bottles. In , a screw cap was introduced, and a modern adaptation of that top is still used today. These more modern screw cap bottles can be easily identified by their threaded necks as contrasted with the smooth finish, cork-style necks of the earlier Clorox bottles. Height and content capacity is another way to determine the vintage of Clorox bottles.
These humble glass pieces were designed for putting up fruits and vegetables in the days before refrigeration. Here are some of the most valuable finds from the s to the s, when hundreds of companies were vying for a spot on America's shelves:. This unmarked, mid- s model featured cork, which did little to preserve its contents. The unique topper makes it of note today. Issued only from to , this jar could double as a dispenser for a coffee grinder.
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