I have what I think is a whiskey bottle made sometime between 1930's to mid-1960's. 13 1/2" tall and 5" wide at it's widest part as it tapers down from the lip to the base.

Bitters bottles, often brown, come in many shapes and styles, making them collectible and sometimes valuable.

Some are called "figural" bottles, with shapes such as a cabin, a fish, ear of corn or a barrel.

I read that part of this is the permit number for producing a bottle for alcohol.

Any information would be appreciated, date of manufacture, who it was made for, and approximate value.

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Before molds were used to create a more uniform bottle, glass bottles were made entirely by hand by a skilled tradesman blowing air into a blob of hot glass attached to the end of a long pipe.

Such bottles may have air bubbles or lean slightly, or the glass may be thicker in some areas than others. This type of bottle has no seam whatsoever, as it is handmade.

Sometimes the oil would be waiting in quart bottles that sat in special racks.