Beyond that the book includes more information about historic bottle identification (typology), bottle production, and more than can be summarized here.
The "Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes" complex of pages is in essence an on-line "type collection" of major bottles styles and types made from the late 18th through mid-20th centuries.
Please note that the main "Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes" page - and many of the subordinate pages - are very large with hundreds of imbedded images; it may take 20 to 30 seconds or more to load even with moderate to high speed internet connections.
This huge (555 pages), recently released work is one of the best "bottle books" there is for helping with the complicated subject of bottle identification.
This book includes - for the first time in print - a summary of this websites () bottle dating key as a chapter entitled "Summary Guide to Dating Bottles" by this author (pages 33 to 49).
▪ Field archaeologists trying to identify and date bottles or bottle fragments which are found during cultural surveys and excavations in the United States; ▪ Educators dealing with the subject of historical archaeology; and ▪ Collectors and the general public trying to date a bottle, determine what it was used likely for, and/or begin their search for information dealing with the fascinating world of historic bottles.