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As the information under this question notes, ACL's in the U. date no earlier than 1933 and are still being made though most American soda bottles with this feature are from before the 1980s.the makers markings on the base - we can still make a reasonable determination that this bottle almost certainly dates no earlier than 1933 (ACL, lack of bubbles) and could be as recent as the 1960s (straw tinted colorless glass).-Embossed on the base is MISSION DRY CORP., some numbers & letters, and a symbol. It is apparent that the answer to Question #1 is "YES" since this bottle has raised embossing in the form of the "swirls" on the shoulder.-The Mission Beverages "label" appears to be painted or silk-screened onto the bottle. The embossing indicates that this has to be a molded bottle and can not be either free-blown, dip molded, or from a turn-mold.A bit more information is available on this site for this type of bottle by reviewing the the Bottle Typing/Diagnostic Shapes page and by looking through the Reference Sources/Bibliography page for potentially useful references.However, if more information were desired a quick search on the internet using the words "Mission Dry Corporation" (the embossing on the base) would lead a user to an assortment of information indicating that the company was bottling as early as 1933, that its primary product was soda water, that these style Mission bottles date into the mid-1950s, and miscellaneous information about specific company products like cans, labels, etc.-There are molded (embossed) "swirls" on the shoulder and upper body of the bottle.

Thus, under this question the bottle classifies under option "C" - Other Closure/Finish type with no further date refining possible under this question.

So at this point we know that this bottle was made in 1946.

A user need go no further through the Dating page questions to refine the date further.

The makers mark cinches the date in the 1940s of course, but without this marking the bottle date could not be refined further.

This site contains very limited information on specific companies that utilized bottles; such information is impossibly beyond the scope of this (or any) site (or book).

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