Answered By: Regan Brumagen Last Updated: Sep 23, 2016 Views: 14
This web article covers a wide variety finishing techniques for bottles, including mold-blown ones. The images of bottle tops are excellent and the author, Bill Lindsey, even includes patent drawings and examples of tools.
Lindsey, Bill. “’THE FINISHING TOUCH’ A Primer on Mouth-Blown Bottle Finishing Methods with an Emphasis on “Applied” vs. “Tooled” Finish Manufacturing.” Copyright © 2010 http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/finishingtoucharticle.pdf
Please check his lengthy bibliography to see if there are other items you would like to see. Many items are in our library collection and may be available to you via Interlibrary Loan (http://www.cmog.org - Rakow Library).
Links showing bottle neck finishes may be useful: http://www.anthro.utah.edu/IMACs/472-Bottlesneck.jpg
Their reference is Fike:
Fike, Richard E. The bottle book : a comprehensive guide to historic, embossed, medicine bottles. 1st ed. Salt Lake City : Peregrine Smith Books, 1987. 293 p.,  l. col. plates.
Bibliography: p. 249-256.
Call Number: NK5440.B6 F47b
Call Number: F-9990