BUTLER BOTTLES

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Butler bottles fall into two basic categories; those with only the "Butler" name and those with "J. J. Butler". Bottles with James J. Butlerís initials date between 1854 and 1874. Bottles with only the name Butler, probably date from 1840 Ė1854. (List is not exhaustive)

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BLACKING BOTTLES

 

BUTLERíS IXL // OIL BLACKING, aqua, round, rough sheared lip, 4"h. x 2 1/8d, smooth base. Circa 1860

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BUTLERíS IXL // OIL BLACKING, aqua, round, applied lip, 4"h. x 2 1/8d, smooth base. Circa 1870

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ROUND BOTTLES

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JJ BUTLER / CIN O., aqua, medium body height, round shouldered 2 ľ, applied lip, smooth base. Circa 1865-1874

JJ BUTLER // CIN O., aqua, medium body height, round shouldered 2 5/8"h., applied lip, smooth base. Circa 1865-1874

JJ BUTLER // CIN O., aqua, round base, sloped shouldered 2 ľ"h., rough sheared lip smooth base. Circa 1860

JJ BUTLER // CIN O., aqua, round base, sloped shouldered 2 Ĺ"h. x 1 5/8"d., rolled lip open pontil. Circa 1854-1860

JJ BUTLER // CINCINNATI., aqua, round base, short body, rounded shouldered 1 ĺ"h. x 1 7/8"d. applied lip smooth base. Circa 1860-1874

JJ BUTLER // CINCINNATI., aqua, round base, short body, rounded shouldered 2 1/8"h. x 2"d. applied lip smooth base. Circa 1860-1874

WRITING FLUID / J.J. BUTLER / CINCINNATI, aqua, round almost square shouldered, rolled lip, open pontil. Circa 1854-1860.

SQUARE BOTTLES

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JJ BUTLER // CIN.(horizontally embossed)., aqua, 2 Ĺ"h. x 1 3/8" across base, rolled lip open pontil. Circa 1854-1860

JJ BUTLER // CIN.(vertically embossed)., aqua, 2 Ĺ"h. x 1 Ĺ" across base, rolled lip open pontil. Circa 1854-1860

JJ BUTLER // CIN.(horizontally embossed)., aqua, 2 ĺ"h. x 2 7/8" across base", rolled lip open pontil. Circa 1854-1860

CONE

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JJ BUTLER / CINCT. / OHIO (vertically), aqua, 2 ľ"h. x 2 3/16"d., rolled lip, open pontil. Circa 1854-1860

TURTLE

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JJ BUTLER / CIN. O around base, aqua, sheared or ground lip, 1 Ĺ", smooth base. Circa 1860-1874.

 

PANELED BOTTLES

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B/U/T/L/E/Rí/S/I/N/K (over) C/I/N/C/I/N/N/A/T/I, aqua and pale yellow green, 12 sided, 3"h x 2 1/8"d., rolled lip, open pontil. Circa 1840-1854.

B/U/T/L/E/Rí/S/I/N/K (over) C/I/N/C/I/N/N/A/T/I, aqua and pale yellow green, 12 sided, 2 3/8"h x 2 1/8"d., rolled lip, open pontil. Circa 1840-1854

B/U/T/L/E/R, aqua, 8 sided, 1 ĺ", rolled lip open pontil. Circa 1840-1854

TEAKETTLE

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BUTLER / CINCI, aqua, 1 7/8"h. sheared ground lip, smooth base two variants. Circa 1840-1854

MASTERS OR MERCANTILE BOTTLES

BUTLERíS / INK / CINCINNATI, aqua, round tall body, small dia. base, applied taper top, open pontil and iron pontil. Circa 1854-1860

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BUTLERíS / INK / CINCINNATI, aqua, and green round medium body, small dia. base, applied taper top open pontil and iron pontil. Circa 1840-1854

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BUTLERíS INK / CINCINNATI, aqua, open pontil rolled lip about 4 Ĺ". Circa 1840-1854

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J.J. BUTLERíS FLUID INK / CINCT. O, aqua, round, 7 ĺ"h. pour spout, iron pontil similar but about 6 inches smooth base. Circa 1854-1860

The above list is not comprehensive. Other bottles are known. Including a label only including a smooth based cone ink, a large label only pontiled blue green master ink, along with several smooth base master inks with J.J Butler embossed..

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