The finish and closure are interrelated entities of any bottle.The closure must conform to the finish in order to function, and vice versa.In recent years, collectors have begun to differentiate between "soda" and "beer" forms, but there are many subtypes beyond these.The early soda bottle was designed to preserve carbonation and withstand the scalding hot waters used to sanitize returned bottles in preparation for re-use.These include the Hutchinson, gravitating stopper, crown top, applied color label or "ACL" and so on.
But the advent of pasteurization in 1876 made it safe to bottle fermented products, and along with America’s growing rail system, the bottled-beer industry boomed.
They were more cost effective to produce and the bright colors enhanced point of sale marketing efforts.
These bottles are most often machine made crown tops, screw tops or milk bottles.
Crown top Crown tops were invented by William Painter in 1892. Crown Tops can be found as both applied tops, which can date to just after 1892 or machine made.
By 1915 most manufacturers had switched to this style top.