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The final section consisted of unnumbered pages with drawings of bottle shapes, finishes, and manufacturers marks. It has exceptional historical information on all of the major producers in one of the most significant 19th and 20th century glass making regions.These are detailed and include heel marks along with numbers and letters accompanying the marks, themselves. Largest listing of Western American liquor bottles. The book is profusely illustrated with hundreds of photos and other illustrations of various types of bottles and glass, advertising from the companies, patents for bottle designs and machines, and much, much more. (Ohio) Great turn of the century bottle makers catalog which is very rare and never reprinted.This book is now out of print, but widely available via the internet book sites noted above.listings also include some books that are considered monumental works and/or the top references within their (sometimes narrow) subject field; examples include Farnsworth & Walthall's 2011 "Bottled in Illinois," Holabird's 2012 "Nevada History Through Glass," and David Burton's "NOTE: If viewers have additional references they think should be listed, have comments on those listed, or wish to do a "review" of ones not done as yet, such is welcomed though the author reserves the right to selectively use what most fits the goals of this website.(This may just be a function of the Bellaire catalog being more limited in scope than the bigger IGCo.) The Bellaire catalog does include wide mouth machine made bottles, which were certainly made with a semi-automatic machine which are first offered in the 1906 IGCo. It is currently (late 2017) available from the publisher (LCoast Press.com), Amazon and likely other sources.
This is most helpful in any serious study of marks. This recent work on Zanesville (Ohio) glass manufacturers is monumental in scope.The second section (pages 1-44 plus five unnumbered pages) discussed specific manufacturing companies and the marks they used.The authors chose to present the information alphabetically by company instead of by mark.The authors deserve a standing ovation for every aspect of the research except their failure to publish.For several years, I encouraged Lee Fratt, one of the authors, to publish the work, but I have lost touch with her in recent years.