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The "household" (aka "personal") bottles category has been used by archaeologists - and collectors to some degree - for many years although the actual bottle types contained within the category varies significantly (Herskovitz 1978; Berge 1980; Univ. Another example is that chemical and poison type bottles - which could have been covered on this page or the "Miscellaneous bottles" page - are discussed on the to establish a hierarchal classification system for bottle types but instead to help users identify what the most likely function or use was made of the specific bottle shape/type they are interested in determining such for.
See the following "Organization & Structure" section for the specific bottle types that this website includes in the "household" category.
Specifically, this page addresses non-food products clearly used in households across the United States and Canada.
These products were also used, of course, by businesses, schools, government offices, and other non-household entities. For example, canning/fruit jars which are included by some authors in the "household" bottles category - or as an entirely separate category - are covered here on the Food Bottles & Canning Jars page (Herskovitz 1978; Berge 1980).
The other typology pages (e.g., "Liquor/Spirits bottles", "Food Bottles & Canning Jars", etc.) have larger introductory sections than this page or the "Miscellaneous & Foreign bottles" page.
This is because the "household" and "miscellaneous" categories are much wider ranging in diversity and lacking the tighter or narrower "theme" of the other major categories.
By 1886, the company expanded into a new plant facility in Washington, Pennsylvania where it manufactured it's only product--Mason Jar Liners eventually adding opal ointment jars and salve boxes but with advancements in glass manufacturing, methods and the introduction of glass food packaging to the country, Hazel Glass started to grow.
To replace cork caps which were expensive and allow for wider openings in container designs, a third brother opened Wheeling Metal Plant to produce zinc caps for mason jars.
Additional links to images of similar bottles are also frequently included.The depression years and prohibition (late 1920s-1930s) brought financial stress on many glass companies but Hazel Atlas actually did well with many orders.They even experienced some growth because of innovation, diversification and the acquisition of other glass plants and expanded quickly.Hazel Glass Company aka Hazel Atlas Corporation was formed in 1885 by two brothers, Charles N. The new company made pressed tumblers utilizing a newly developed automatic press. This company later became part of the Hazel-Atlas Corporation. With competition from Libbey Glass mounting and because of the development of a patented piece of equipment that increased glass production automation, a 3rd company was formed called Republic Glass Company.