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mosugoji64
01-12-2012, 14:05
Forgive this little bit of minutia, but I just noticed a difference in my Weller 12 bottles. One I picked up in KY, the other in CA. The CA bottle has "Since 1849" and crossed wheat stalks in relief between the neck and label as well as numerals (including the quantity info) in relief below the label. The KY bottle only has a series of braille-like dots below the label. Does anyone know the reason for the different bottles and which is the current style?

yountvillewjs
01-12-2012, 14:21
I live in CA, and my bottle is like the one on the right.

StraightNoChaser
01-12-2012, 16:09
Current style is without the wheat relief.

mosugoji64
01-12-2012, 16:11
Is the braille below the label the the BT dot code that people refer to around here?

BradleyC
01-12-2012, 16:24
Is the braille below the label the the BT dot code that people refer to around here?

No. The dot matrix / laser code is something different. Usually on the back of the bottle near the bottom they put on a bottling code in ink. It is very tiny and hard to see. I have to hold a bottle up to a light bulb to be able to see them usually. If you didn't know to look for it you would probably never know it was there.

fishnbowljoe
01-12-2012, 16:36
I believe the change in bottle style may have come when BT switched to the Weller 12 style bottle for all their Weller products except the WLW. That was also when the OWA lost it's age statement. Remember that fiasco? :rolleyes: All my bottles of Weller 12 are older, and have the embossed wheat stalks, and Since 1849 on them. All my newer Weller SR and OWA do not. I'm not sure about the newer Weller 12.

Wall Eye
01-12-2012, 16:43
The Weller 12s that I've bought this fall have been the new style on the left. But now my local store has been out for at least a month :smiley_acbt:

the Duff
01-12-2012, 20:08
The Weller 12s that I've bought this fall have been the new style on the left. But now my local store has been out for at least a month :smiley_acbt:

Better get used to it. Our stores get it once a year and is all gone in about a month.

Clavius
01-12-2012, 20:12
The Weller 12s that I've bought this fall have been the new style on the left. But now my local store has been out for at least a month :smiley_acbt:
We have trouble finding it here in KENTUCKY of all places. :smiley_acbt:

mosugoji64
01-13-2012, 02:15
Are the Braille dots some sort of code or a manufacturing thing?
Believe it or not, I got two of the embossed bottles on clearance at BevMo last summer for $15 each! That was after searching Louisville and finding one bottle. I thought it had been discontinued and was snapping up all I could find! :rolleyes:

StraightNoChaser
01-13-2012, 11:18
In other news, WSR has a new label for the plastic bottles. Much simpler "WL Weller" scripted on the front, no large white label anymore.

yountvillewjs
01-13-2012, 11:26
The screened code on my bottle is 42041001:15am

dohidied
01-13-2012, 11:28
In other news, WSR has a new label for the plastic bottles. Much simpler "WL Weller" scripted on the front, no large white label anymore.

We need a blind tasting to compare with the old label! :lol: