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Bottles – Liquor

Liquor Bottles These beer, wine, and liquor bottles from a late 19th- to early 20th-century logging camp in western Oneida County, Wisconsin, show a little variety in the beverages the occupants of the site consumed. The bottle on the far left has a slightly tapering top with a grooved ring, what is known as a brandy or wine finish. The second from the left has a straight top with a grooved ring, which is a straight brandy or wine finish, also known as a whiskey finish or a tapered collar with ring. These types of finishes were used on liquor bottles of various sizes and shapes in the latter half of the 19th century to the early 20th century (Lindsey 2021). Also among the liquor bottles was a clear base with “FULL PINT” embossed on the lower body (center left, bottom). The third bottle has a blob finish, which looks like a glob of glass had been applied to the top of the bottle. Such finishes were used on beer bottles from the 1870s to the 1910s (Lindsey 2021). The necks of these bottles have stopper closures, meaning a cork or other type of plug would have been inserted in the mouth to close the bottle. On the far right is the body and base of a dark olive green wine bottle.

Lindsey, Bill
2021    Bottle Finishes & Closures Part II: Types or Styles of Finishes. Electronic document,, accessed March 21, 2023.