My Beer & Soda Bottle Collection


I collect antique beer and soda bottles from Washington DC and Northern Virginia.
I'm a member of a Potomac Bottle Collectors club.

You can see a video about a bottle dig that I participated in here.

I've organized my bottles based on whether they're from Washington DC or Alexandria Virginia. Click on a link below to see a list of links to the bottlers and brewers:

Washington DC bottles
Alexandria VA bottles


Click here to see a list of sources for Bottle info, especially Washington DC Bottle info.
Click here to see some bottle caps from Washington DC & Alexandria VA.
Click here to see some bottle labels from Washington DC & Alexandria VA.


I buy beer/soda bottles from Washington DC!
Here's how you can send me email.


Bottle Terms I use:

These are some of the bottle terms I use. I learned these terms from the book "Antique Bottles from the Washington, D.C. Area" by the Potomac Bottle Collectors, Fourth Edition.
Parts of a bottle:
Top or Lip - See diagram to the right
Neck - See diagram to the right
Shoulder - See diagram to the right
Heel - See diagram to the right
Base - See diagram to the right

Other terms & abreviations:
ABM - Automated Bottle Machine (a bottle that was made by a machine)
BIM - Blown In Mold (a bottle that was made by a human glassblower using a bottle mold)
BIMAL - Blown In Mold Applied Lip (BIM bottle with a lip that was added vs. being part of the mold)
SCA - Sun Colored Amethyst (color that some clear glass will turn when exposed to ultraviolet light)




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This page last updated on December 15, 2016.