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North Highlands Community Museum

Bottle


Accession number: 2013.4.201
Category: container
Date: 1800s
Materials: Glass, wood, metal.
Measurements: 35.5 cm H x 16.5 cm Diameter
Marks/Label: Wire and wooden handle; Markings on bottom "1122 DG8"
Bottles made after 1910 tend to have a smooth bottom with several numbers.
Has part of a cork inside bottle.
Narrative:

 
Description: Wire and wooden handle; Markings on bottom "1122 DG8"
Has part of a cork inside bottle.
History of Use: Bottles made of thick, dark green glass, also known as black glass, as many beer and ale brewers used these types of bottles in the 1800s. Other beer bottle colors were dark amber, aqua and green.
Bottles made after 1910 tend to have a smooth bottom with several numbers.
This gallon bottle would have arrived with product in it. Then it would have been cleaned and reused as an accurate measure in the store or at a home.