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February 2013

Internal Thread, Machined Top

On this page you will find a full listing of  Internal Thread, Machined Top. The listing relates to only  Internal Thread, Machined Top, that are made of Glass, Soft Drink or erated Waters and are Australian Company bottles. If you have one or have seen one that is not listed here please contact me so as I can include that bottle in the listing.

There are 3 ways to view these pages on the website:

Use the search facility for the company of that bottle.

or go to the listing in the left hand side menu Company History or Internal Thread Machined Top 

or via the Gallery



By Ron Barry

Ron Barry

 


 

 

 

 


October 2009

The Brickmakers 1788 – 2008
By Ron Ringer

Originally commissioned to write the detailed history of one of Australias’ foremost Brickworks, Austral Brick Company, the author has in essence compiled a social and historical manuscript of the foundation of the Australian brick worker.

A large format book and a good read into a social and industrial history, as we seldom see from authors of Australian History.

The author through words has drawn a picture as it was in the clay pits, holes or quarry, the factory,  the kilns or the delivery methods on a day to day life, all of a time past.
This book displays their hardships, the triumphs of the industry and how the changes helped to develop the Australian building industry standard in Australia.

Many early colonial images of people, situations and particularly architectural structures, each and everyone have a story to tell.

The book is available from Antique Bottles $       plus postage $   or by arranged delivery/pick up in central Victoria or Melbourne. This heavy volume of 1200 pages, many images and pictures of artefacts comes in a hardcover with a hard cover jacket.

More details

Ron Barry
 

 


 

 

 

 


 


September 2009

Victorian Demijohns
By Ken Arnold & David Bickford

Author Ken Arnold has excelled once again in giving the avid reader a good insight into the historical fact, social history, pictures of shops, people, towns and images of many stone jar demijohns which survived these long gone Victorian business houses. For the most part these demijohns were produced by all the well known Australian Potteries. Though branding was restricted in small numbers, those that have survived are well sort after by collectors.

When David Bickford, bottle collector, as a young man diversified into Bendigo Demijohns and then into Victorian Demijohns, one could not image the enormity of his task ahead to try and capture as many known specimens as possible.

In this very well researched book Victorian Demijohns, the reader begins to realise that not only was there one General Store or Wine Shop associated with most Victorian towns but some times several and of these many had variations in their branded stone jars we call demijohns, of which held their products some 100 years ago.

There is certainly room for a second book as the list will grow with the sharing of knowledge between collectors.

The Victorian Demijohns book covers a vast historical era and area and gives details of many an enterprising Victorian business; the book is of some 200 pages, many black & white images.

Victorian Demijohns book is available from Antique Bottles for $35 plus $10 postage for a total of $45. Delivery or pick up can be arranged in Central Victoria or Melbourne.

A must for any collectors' library.

If you are in the Melbourne area Ron Barry is a regular at the Camberwell Trash & Treasure Market, Stall 50. Check the Events page for dates Ron will be down and the book can be picked up post free for $35.

More details

Ron Barry

 

 


 

September 2009


Australian Milk & Cream Bottles & Related Items
By Richard s. Kameny 

 

Bottle collectors have kept Australian milk and cream bottles from the inauguration of bottle collecting in Australia. As the hobby developed a special breed of collector has grown into a group of well educated enthusiasts on the subject of milk, cream, and dairy related items and memorabilia. Their collective knowledge has been cleverly collated by the masters of the group namely Richard Kameny ( the Yank) and his co-author Paul Walsh (life time milk collector).

 

Long awaited by the collector world, the Australian Milk & Cream Bottles book; in the first half gives a comprehensive listing and details of the bottles used by the many Australian Dairies. The second half takes the reader through an insight of as it was in yesteryear of being associated with the industry; from raw milk, through early delivery methods to the end of an era and the steps to the future of the industry. You realise the enormity of the Australian Dairy Industry with mention of some hundreds of Dairies Australia wide.

 

The Australian Milk & Cream Bottles is a book of many black & white illustrations, colour images of the ceramic labelled Milks, with over 200 pages and images of associated collectable items will stir the memory of any adult reader.

 

Australian Milk & Cream Bottles book is available from Antique Bottles for $35 plus $10 postage for a total of $45. Delivery or pick up can be arranged in Central Victoria or Melbourne.

 

A must for any collectors' library.

 

If you are in the Melbourne area Ron Barry is a regular at the Camberwell Trash & Treasure Market, Stall 50. Check the Events page for dates Ron will be down and the book can be picked up post free for $35.

More details

Ron Barry

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February 2008

Hi Ron
Here is the review of the Maldon Antique and Collectors Fair.

Last Friday the 27th of Feb, I pulled into the Maldon footy ground to set up my stall, for the first Maldon Antique and Collectors Fair. First thing I notice is lots of soft spongy, green grass. Hmmm, haven’t seen much of that lately. It’s getting late and it’s going to be dark soon, bugger says I. I hate setting up in darkness. Not to worry because 15 minutes later the place is lit up like a Christmas tree, courtesy of the footy grounds floodlights. Set up the stall, throw up the tent, then wander over to the canteen, buy my tea and a couple of beers from the bar that was open as well and do a bit of socializing before I turn in early.

Saturday dawns nice and sunny, the fair got away at 7am, a bit early I thought. People started arriving about 8.30 and were steady all day. It was a bit quieter on the Sunday, people leaving the fair early which didn’t help.

This fair will have a big future with a few simple improvements. It’s in a great location. Maldon is a town with a lot to offer, it gets tourists in its own right over and above the people who came for the fair. Cafes, A.T.M.’s, free ample parking, great camping at the venue, and a heap of extra attractions for the day all helped drag people in.

Some of the things they do need to work on are signage in the town- it was pretty ordinary. It could have finished a bit earlier on the Saturday and a lot earlier on the Sunday, and maybe an 8 am start not 7 am.

All that said, the organizers and volunteers were friendly and helpful. There were showers on site and clean toilets, a stallholder’s lounge with free tea and coffee. All in all I think this is a fair that could fill up fast so keep your eyes open for the notices and get your name down quick. Mine already is.


A very satisfied Stall Holder

I believe plans are well underway for the 2010 Maldon Antique and Collectors Fair to be held late February. Watch the Events page for details. - Ron 

 


 

February 2008

When in Ballarat next time why not vist the Ballarat Collectors Museum located at the Ballarat Antiques Collectables Centre in the old State School building at 9 Humffray Stree North, Ballarat - just up frm Mac Donalds. There is everything from laundry items to tools, kitchen utensils, shop front displays and entry is only $2

for details contact boydwil@bigpod.net.au or 0427 513617

Museum Staff

 


 

March 2007

INSULATOR COLLECTORS :
 
The hobby of collecting old telegraph, telephone or power insulators is rapidly increasing in and a new bi-monthly Australian Newsletter entitled "JEWELS ON THE LINE" is now available for collectors.
The Newsletter provides a forum for discussion between collectors and relevant articles on the different types of insulators, their history as well as hints on how to clean and look after your insulators.
 
Noel
 

 



February 2007

 

Fryerstown Antique Fair January 2007. Who would have thought 33 years ago that one of Australia's most successful Antique Fairs could be held out doors under the lovely setting of a bush scene! In amognst the Gum Trees.
Well it has happened and the community at Fryerstown, all thier helpers and supporters deserve a big pat on the back for this years effort. I think everyone who attended be thy a seller, buyer or looker had a good time. Looking forward to next year.

Ron

 


 

February 2007

The Bathurst Stamp, Coin and collectors Club Inc has a new name and address. "The Bathurst Stamp, Coin, collectables and Lapidary Club Inc."
Meeting are still the first Monday of the month and held in the new clubroom/workshop at the Old Fire Shed, Park St, Eglinton.
Contact is Ernst Holland Ph 0263373661

  

 


 

January 2006

What's new?

Ron has moved out of Melbourne and gone for a tree change to central Victoria. My new phone number is 03 5465 3887  and the mobile 0412 965 001
How do I like the change ?
Fresh air, quiet, an occassionaly bottle of old red wine from one the many local wineries, I are very happy to be here.


                             Ron

 


 

 

                   Can anyone help Lyn with this one?                                                      October 2005

I have a soda water bottle,Cavanaghs, Alice Springs the stamp on the base is AGM, I am wanting to get a rough idea on the value of it, can you help? This bottle is a 26oz. crown seal and clear glass.

                                      Lyn

 


 

 

Monday 26/09/2005

Welcome to our new look web site.

The next few months will be a trial for the new pages and functions, if you experience any error or bad links please email us immediately.

We do appreciate your email feedback positive, negative or general comments.

Ron Barry

 


 

 Shown to me recent.

Stewart Jar

 

This rare glass jar branded : R. Stewart, Melbourne. Unfortunately broken at the top and shoulder.

Apparently it was found with items from the 1860's period.

Does anyone have a complete example?

There was a Stewart operating in Melbourne who used stoneware jars, it would interesting to know if there is a relationship between these items.

 

 

 


 

Tuesday 18/10/2005

I, Ron was fortunate to make the trip out to the Broken Hill Swap Meet. For me the weekend was profitable and entertaining, unfortunately Broken Hill Swap Meet 2005I've not heard as much encouragement from others whom were there. Well supprted by South Australia - but where were all the regular Swap Meeters and what of the lack of public? Was the lack of attendance due to rising petrol and houshold costs - I'll bet if the collector was promised that elusive collectable you'd be there.  Or was it the Bathurst weekend!

I was lucky enough to catch up with a few local collectors, of whom I say are as friendly as anyother region of Australia. And as well I found a few hours to visit some of the many Galleries in and around the town.

Frank, the organiser is undecided as to the fate of next years Swap Meet. Congradulations Frank you've done a grand job at arranging the Swap. With support from public, collectors  and the local council it could have been an event to build upon.

Ron Barry

 


 

 

 

 

Northern end of the platform

 

Tuesday 20/09/05

Ron and Brenda attended the Market Affair at the Maryborough Station Platform held on September 18 2005. A good crowd was in attendance from early morning on this sunny spring day. There were about 60 Antique and Collectables dealers with a wide variety of goods and some very interesting articles to be had for sale.

Oh, did I mention that Ron and Lorraine Bernard were there selling collectables. But Ron could not get a bite on his sausage machine.

This is a regular Affair held by the Maryborough Station Emporium & Cafe. People come from near and far. It was on the same day as the Talbot Farmers Market only 15 minutes away, so many visitors  combined the two markets in one trip.

The next Market Affair is planned for sometime in February 2006. We hope to see you there. 

 

Ron Barry


 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Thursday 01/09/05

TC over WTC seal bottle circa 1840

Shown to Antique Bottles recently, this very rare black glass base seal. The branding in the seal reads  TC over WTC. DO you have one? We would be interested in hearing from any collector who has or knows of this particular bottle. The origin is possibly English and could date around the 1840's.

This bottle would certainly be a nice item in any seal collection.

 

 

  

Ron Barry

 


 

 

Monday 29/08/05

What a ripper Maryborough Bottle Show.

This annual Event just keeps improving year after year. For the first time the Swap and Sell area expanded over into the Display hall. Most of the regular faces were there, and a few who haven't attended this show in recent years. Welcome back to the Warricks and Backways - what great quality displays these collectors were able to put up. Also seen a few new commers from interstate and local regions - well done guys and gals.

The big competition this year was in Cordials with three high quality displays Trevor Pilgrim was victor and winner of the $$$ money. I did hear a rumour that the Big Competition next year maybe in Internal Threads. If that Trevor Pilgrim shows I'm not displaying mine! Only kidding Trev I'm good for the competition.

Great job organisers, well done can't wait to be back next year. How about a show half way through the year - that could be good fun.

Ron Barry.

 


 

 

Thursday 04/08/05

An image from the library. The scene at a 2004 Antique Bottle and Collectors Show.Antique Bottles & Collectors Show.

 

 

 

 

 

Antique Bottles 

 


 

 

 

Wednesday 03/08/05

The hall is filling fast and space will be limited. We have already exceeded 2004 swap and sell tables space.

Jason Trickey

 


 

 

Tuesday 02/08/05

Heard the Maryborough Annual Bottle Show is building up to be an event not to miss. The organisers have received many entries from interstate, a few new collectors and many past  collectors returning to this well supported annual event.

Ron Barry

 


 

 

Friday 23/06/2005

Welcome to our new look web site. The next few months will be a trial for the new pages and functions, if you experience any error or bad links please email us immediately.

We do appreciate your email feedback positive, negative or general comments.

Ron Barry

 


 

Friday 23/06/2005

The web site is coming along well, Jamie has performed some great work on the site and we'll be up and running soon.

Ron Barry

 


 

Friday 23/06/2005

Welcome to our new look web site. The next few months will be a trial for the new pages and functions, if you experience any error or bad links please email us immediately.

We do appreciate your email feedback positive, negative or general comments.

Ron Barry

 


 
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