Bottle Guide

Old bottles

Bottle collecting has become an increasingly popular hobby among antique lovers in the United States.

But bottle buff interest isn't confined to historical flasks and ornate decanters; it also includes many types of modern bottles, reproductions, and “collectibles”—bottles not old enough to qualify as antiques—such as the early Clorox liquid bleach bottles.

The trend toward “collectible” bottle gathering is growing. These bottles are more plentiful and considerably less expensive to purchase than their older counterparts, making it possible to possess an interesting bottle collection without substantial investment.

Because people frequently write The Clorox Company asking the vintage of old Clorox liquid bleach bottles they've acquired, this online guide has been prepared to help collectors determine the approximate age of different Clorox bottles used over the years.

1929-1930

Clorox diamond trademark on bottom.

1929 pint pint 1929 quart quart 1929 quart quart

1931

Solid lettering on neck and shoulder.

1931 pint pint 1931 quart quart

1932

Additional solid lettering on shoulder and heel.

1932 pint pint 1932 quart quart

1933-1936

Content identification added.

1933-1936 pint pint 1933-1936 quart quart

1937

Section of fill line raised under content identification.

1937 pint pint 1937 quart quart

1938

Neck area widens to 3-4/16" around.

1938 pint pint 1938 quart quart

1939

Neck style changes. Introduction of half-gallon size with finger ring handle.

1939 pint pint 1939 quart quart 1939 half gallon half-gallon

1929-1930 Pint Bottle

1929 pint 1929 pint 1929 pint

Clorox diamond trademark on bottom.

1929-1930 Quart Bottle

1929 quart 1929 quart 1929 quart 1929 quart

Clorox diamond trademark on bottom.

1931 Pint Bottle

1931 pint 1931 pint

Solid lettering on neck and shoulder.

1931 Quart Bottle

1931 quart

Solid lettering on neck and shoulder.

1932 Pint Bottle

1932 pint 1932 pint

Additional solid lettering on shoulder and heel.

1932 Quart Bottle

1932 quart 1932 quart

Additional solid lettering on shoulder and heel.

1933 Pint Bottle

1933 pint 1933 pint

Content identification added.

1933 Quart Bottle

1933 quart

Content identification added. Additional solid lettering on shoulder and heel.

1937 Pint Bottle

1937 pint

Section of fill line raised under content identification.

1937 Quart Bottle

1937 quart 1937 quart

Section of fill line raised under content identification.

1938 Pint Bottle

1938 pint 1938 pint

Neck area widens to 3-4/16" around.

1938 Quart Bottle

1938 pint 1938 pint

Neck area widens to 3-4/16" around.

1939 Pint Bottle

1939 pint 1939 pint

Neck style changes.

1939 Quart Bottle

1939 pint 1939 pint

Neck style changes.

1939 Half Gallon Bottle

1939 half gallon 1939 half gallon

Introduction of half-gallon size with finger ring handle.

  • This guide has been prepared purely as an aid for collectors wishing to determine the vintage of early Clorox bleach bottles.
  • The Clorox Company sets no value on these bottles, nor does it wish to purchase old bleach bottles.