Quart Milk Bottle

Once upon a time milk was bought and sold in glass bottles. They were used mainly for doorstep delivery of fresh milk by milkmen. Customers were expected to rinse the empty bottles and leave on the doorstep for collection. The standard size of a bottle varied with location, common sizes were 1 pint or 1 quart.
OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERABob Santos posted a photo in the thread on Railroad Line Forums of a Quart Oil Bottle and a Quart Milk Bottle side by side.
Pattern – Ver. 1
patternUsing the bottle that Bob posted to create a 3D mesh. I brought it into Sketchup and traced the outline of one side and the center. I then created walls .3mm thick – the minimum for printing in FUD. A circle is drawn below centered – which Sketchup would use to lathe/spin the pattern – as seen in the right side.
Pattern – Ver. 2
elymilkVersion 2 – a more common shape for the bottles. I found this one that has enough of a straight-on view I could use it for a pattern to trace around.
pattern2again .. after bringing it into Sketchup I traced the outline and then made the walls .3mm thick.
Ver 2 Mesh
SW_renderingI uploaded a test example of 6ea bottles. I arranged them on a sprue with the bottoms of the bottle open .. this not only saves on material but I suppose would allow the end-user to make use of that hollow bit however they might wish.

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