Hello, I bought a couple of oil bottles at a auction this weekend and was wondering how do you go about dating these bottles and spouts? I also got two oil spouts that are plain. There is no stampings or marks on them. The bottles have markings on them which are MASS 0-11-8 SEAL, PA. SERIAL M-24, 64 MINN, N.C. APPROVED,APPROVED MODEL BW-1228. The spout says The Master MFG. CO. Litchfield Ill. Any info would be helpful. Thanks.
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Re: Dating oil bottles
#257643 Sun Jun 05 201107:00 PMSun Jun 05 201107:00 PM
These are the most common type of generic oil bottles, and the most common brand of spout (Master). They date from the late 20s through probably the 50s when they were eventually replaced by plastic versions the same shape. Their use declined until they were finally phased out entirely by the 70s.