Answered By: Regan Brumagen
Last Updated: Jul 19, 2016     Views: 97

Many bottles carry only a number on the base. The numbers served as mold identification, indicating the mold used by the factory. If a number of identical molds were produced for making a certain type of bottle, they would be serially numbered. An article entitled "Bromo Seltzer" by Cecil Munsey published in Bottles and Extras, June and July 1992 (no. 27 & 28) , tells more on the history of the company and the bottle. This article can be loaned by us through your local library. Also more information can be found at: 

http://www.blm.gov/historic_bottles/index.htm 
http://www.scripophily.net/emdrugcomofb.html 

JB

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