GLOSSARY OF TERMS


A.B.M.

Automated bottle machine

B.I.M.A.L.

Blown into a mould with an applied lip.

Crazing

Fine cracks in the glaze of stoneware bottles which if cleaned properly do not in anyway detract from the items looks or collectability, crazing is caused due to the age of the object.

Embossed/Embossing

A glass bottle having raised lettering.

Freeblown

An early bottle blown by hand without the use of a mold. Hamilton. A term used to describe a point ended aerated water bottle which will not stand, sometimes refered to as an ovate

Sick/Sickness

The specter of bottle collectors everywhere. Most bottles were manufactured from very poor quality base materials often Soda lime and Silica, hence after years of burial in often very Acidic or Damp conditions the bottle becomes cloudy and in extreme cases thick with flakey scaling which will completely detract from the original beauty of the object, making once magnificent Colbolt blue glass take on a scruffy white appearance. Sickness can affect all types of bottles and every colour of glass. Normal cleaning process will not remove sickness , however there is a method for removing it by mixing together two very powerful acids. This process when conducted by an experienced "acid cleaner" provides excellent results in a matter of seconds. One of these acids is the only one known to readily eat away glass without any delay. It will do the same, if not quicker to the Human body. Do not try under any circumstances to develop any methods of your own involving the mixing together of any acid, the chances are you just may, if you are lucky live to regret it.

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