If one looks closely at the thick glass in the base of the bottle, one can see that the glass is not quite perfectly colorless, but instead has a slight "straw" or washed out amber tint to the glass (picture of base below).
This is a result of using arsenic and/or selenium as the glass decolorizer.
Looking at the two options under Question #8, it is clear (no pun intended) that this bottle matches refinement #2 which makes it highly probable that this bottle dates after 1920 and but probably no later than the 1960s.
We now have refined the bottle age range a bit more - between about 19.
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Each of the green question hyperlinks result in a pop-up page showing the particular question on the Dating Page; once read it should be deleted to avoid clutter.
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-There are molded (embossed) "swirls" on the shoulder and upper body of the bottle.
-The glass is clear (colorless) with just the slightest "straw" tint when looking through the thick portion of the base.
This page provides some examples of how to use the website (primarily the Bottle Dating pages) to determine the approximate date or date range for various types of bottles made between the early 1800s and the mid-20th century.