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Image of 1965.032 - Old J.H Cutter Whiskey bottle is clear, pressed glass. Oval and flat in shape, the top tapers into an inch-wide neck that is 1.5 inches long. Small bubbles throughout glass. Broken cork in opening. On front of bottle is a paper label with torn edges. Label reads "The Celebrated Old J.H. Cutter Whisky", though the "r" in "Cutter" is torn off. Label also has the image of a ship in the upper left corner that reads "OLD CUTTER WHISKIES" on the sail; this corner of label is slightly missing. On right edge of label, below "Cutter", is the image of three barrels: one viewed from the side, which is resting on top of two barrels viewed from the end. Label also reads that bottle is from Belmont, CA.

1965.032 - Old J.H Cutter Whiskey bottle is clear, pressed glass. Oval and flat in shape, the top tapers into an inch-wide neck that is 1.5 inches long. Small bubbles throughout glass. Broken cork in opening. On front of bottle is a paper label with torn edges. Label reads "The Celebrated Old J.H. Cutter Whisky", though the "r" in "Cutter" is torn off. Label also has the image of a ship in the upper left corner that reads "OLD CUTTER WHISKIES" on the sail; this corner of label is slightly missing. On right edge of label, below "Cutter", is the image of three barrels: one viewed from the side, which is resting on top of two barrels viewed from the end. Label also reads that bottle is from Belmont, CA.

Old J.H Cutter Whiskey bottle is clear, pressed glass. Oval and flat in shape, the top tapers into an inch-wide neck that is 1.5 inches long. Small bubbles throughout glass. Broken cork in opening. On front of bottle is a paper label with torn edges. Label reads "The Celebrated Old J.H. Cutter Whisky", though the "r" in "Cutter" is torn off. Label also has the image of a ship in the upper left corner that reads "OLD CUTTER WHISKIES" on the sail; this corner of label is slightly missing. On right edge of label, below "Cutter", is the image of three barrels: one viewed from the side, which is resting on top of two barrels viewed from the end. Label also reads that bottle is from Belmont, CA.

Image of 1997.034.002 - Malt Extract (Tonic) Bottle, c. 1887-1930.  Glass beer bottle is amber in color with a tapered top that ends in a thin vertical neck. Rim has a wide lip. Bottle is pressed glass with a vertical seam extending up one side. "Johann Hoff" embossed at top of base.

1997.034.002 - Malt Extract (Tonic) Bottle, c. 1887-1930. Glass beer bottle is amber in color with a tapered top that ends in a thin vertical neck. Rim has a wide lip. Bottle is pressed glass with a vertical seam extending up one side. "Johann Hoff" embossed at top of base.

Malt Extract (Tonic) Bottle, c. 1887-1930. Glass beer bottle is amber in color with a tapered top that ends in a thin vertical neck. Rim has a wide lip. Bottle is pressed glass with a vertical seam extending up one side. "Johann Hoff" embossed at top of base.

Image of 0000.345 - Crockery beer bottle. Is beige in color with a brown tapered top. Rim has a double lip for attaching wire stopper, which is not present. Clear glaze throughout.

0000.345 - Crockery beer bottle. Is beige in color with a brown tapered top. Rim has a double lip for attaching wire stopper, which is not present. Clear glaze throughout.

Crockery beer bottle. Is beige in color with a brown tapered top. Rim has a double lip for attaching wire stopper, which is not present. Clear glaze throughout.

Image of 1997.034.015 - John Rapp & Son Brown Glass Bottle, c. 1840-1899. Glass beer bottle is amber in color with a tapered top that ends in a thin vertical neck. Rim is angled at base. Bottle is pressed glass with a vertical seam extending up sides.  "JOHN RAPP & SON  /  S.F. CAL." embossed on side. Bottle is empty.

1997.034.015 - John Rapp & Son Brown Glass Bottle, c. 1840-1899. Glass beer bottle is amber in color with a tapered top that ends in a thin vertical neck. Rim is angled at base. Bottle is pressed glass with a vertical seam extending up sides. "JOHN RAPP & SON / S.F. CAL." embossed on side. Bottle is empty.

John Rapp & Son Brown Glass Bottle, c. 1840-1899. Glass beer bottle is amber in color with a tapered top that ends in a thin vertical neck. Rim is angled at base. Bottle is pressed glass with a vertical seam extending up sides. "JOHN RAPP & SON / S.F. CAL." embossed on side. Bottle is empty.

Image of 1998.209.007 - Wine Bottle, c. 1900-1933.  Tall narrow glass wine bottle with pink and gray foil top.  No label.  Contains a small amount of liquid.

1998.209.007 - Wine Bottle, c. 1900-1933. Tall narrow glass wine bottle with pink and gray foil top. No label. Contains a small amount of liquid.

Wine Bottle, c. 1900-1933. Tall narrow glass wine bottle with pink and gray foil top. No label. Contains a small amount of liquid.

Image of 1998.152.002 - Glass Whisky Flask, c. 1850s-1860s.  Clear Glass Whisky Flask is flat and square in shape with curved corners and a narrow neck with a slightly thicker flared rim. It sits on a small oval base. There are bubbles throughout the glass. Stopper is missing. Pressed bottle has seams along both sides.

1998.152.002 - Glass Whisky Flask, c. 1850s-1860s. Clear Glass Whisky Flask is flat and square in shape with curved corners and a narrow neck with a slightly thicker flared rim. It sits on a small oval base. There are bubbles throughout the glass. Stopper is missing. Pressed bottle has seams along both sides.

Glass Whisky Flask, c. 1850s-1860s. Clear Glass Whisky Flask is flat and square in shape with curved corners and a narrow neck with a slightly thicker flared rim. It sits on a small oval base. There are bubbles throughout the glass. Stopper is missing. Pressed bottle has seams along both sides.

Image of 1998.152.003 - Glass Whiskey Bottle, c. 1850-1969.  Hand-blown green glass whiskey bottle has a flat oval shape that tapers severely into a long thin neck. Top inch of the neck flares out. The top rim is very irregular in its thickness. There is a raised piece of glass that wraps around neck and hangs down center of front of bottle to create a decoration. Base is concave with broken raised piece in center. There are bubbles thorughout.

1998.152.003 - Glass Whiskey Bottle, c. 1850-1969. Hand-blown green glass whiskey bottle has a flat oval shape that tapers severely into a long thin neck. Top inch of the neck flares out. The top rim is very irregular in its thickness. There is a raised piece of glass that wraps around neck and hangs down center of front of bottle to create a decoration. Base is concave with broken raised piece in center. There are bubbles thorughout.

Glass Whiskey Bottle, c. 1850-1969. Hand-blown green glass whiskey bottle has a flat oval shape that tapers severely into a long thin neck. Top inch of the neck flares out. The top rim is very irregular in its thickness. There is a raised piece of glass that wraps around neck and hangs down center of front of bottle to create a decoration. Base is concave with broken raised piece in center. There are bubbles thorughout.

Image of 1998.209.003 - Wine Bottle, 1900-1933.  Long skinny turquoise blue glass bottle with blue foil top over cork.  Bottle is 1/4 full of liquid.  Image of a bird (partridge) is embossed on foil.

1998.209.003 - Wine Bottle, 1900-1933. Long skinny turquoise blue glass bottle with blue foil top over cork. Bottle is 1/4 full of liquid. Image of a bird (partridge) is embossed on foil.

Wine Bottle, 1900-1933. Long skinny turquoise blue glass bottle with blue foil top over cork. Bottle is 1/4 full of liquid. Image of a bird (partridge) is embossed on foil.

Image of 1998.209.013 - Lash's Bitters Bottle, c. 1900-1933.  Brown glass bottle with embossed label on front and cork stopper in top.  Bottle almost completely full of clear liquid.

1998.209.013 - Lash's Bitters Bottle, c. 1900-1933. Brown glass bottle with embossed label on front and cork stopper in top. Bottle almost completely full of clear liquid.

Lash's Bitters Bottle, c. 1900-1933. Brown glass bottle with embossed label on front and cork stopper in top. Bottle almost completely full of clear liquid.

1999.048 - 20 boxes of archaeological material excavated from the City Center Plaza site on Middlefield in redwood City. Excavation for development, done by Basin Research, Feb 1998-see catalog card for description.

20 boxes of archaeological material excavated from the City Center Plaza site on Middlefield in redwood City. Excavation for development, done by Basin Research, Feb 1998-see catalog card for description.

Image of 1969.074.001 - Heaney Bros. Clear Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle that is cylindrical in shape. Two seams extend length of bottle to neck. Body tapers to narrow neck that tapers to a raised bulbous mouth with a raised rounded lip. Side of bottle has embossed text reading, "HEANEY BROS  /  REDWOOD CITY, CAL.". Several air bubbles throughout glass. Bottle is empty.

1969.074.001 - Heaney Bros. Clear Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle that is cylindrical in shape. Two seams extend length of bottle to neck. Body tapers to narrow neck that tapers to a raised bulbous mouth with a raised rounded lip. Side of bottle has embossed text reading, "HEANEY BROS / REDWOOD CITY, CAL.". Several air bubbles throughout glass. Bottle is empty.

Heaney Bros. Clear Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle that is cylindrical in shape. Two seams extend length of bottle to neck. Body tapers to narrow neck that tapers to a raised bulbous mouth with a raised rounded lip. Side of bottle has embossed text reading, "HEANEY BROS / REDWOOD CITY, CAL.". Several air bubbles throughout glass. Bottle is empty.

Image of 1970.001 - Pale blue transparent glass whiskey bottle is cylindrical in shape that tapers into long neck with a bulbous center.  Above neck is a bulbous lip, above which is a 3/4 inch rim.  Pressed glass has vertical seams on sides.

1970.001 - Pale blue transparent glass whiskey bottle is cylindrical in shape that tapers into long neck with a bulbous center. Above neck is a bulbous lip, above which is a 3/4 inch rim. Pressed glass has vertical seams on sides.

Pale blue transparent glass whiskey bottle is cylindrical in shape that tapers into long neck with a bulbous center. Above neck is a bulbous lip, above which is a 3/4 inch rim. Pressed glass has vertical seams on sides.

Image of 1971.241 - Highlands Beverages O.C. Clear Glass Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Vertical ribbing around body. Textured glass. Two raised bands at top and bottom of body. Smooth band at bottom of body with embossed text reading, "Full Half Pint." Smooth concave rectangular banner with embossed text reading, " Highland Beverages O.C." Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to bulbous ring which then tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty.

1971.241 - Highlands Beverages O.C. Clear Glass Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Vertical ribbing around body. Textured glass. Two raised bands at top and bottom of body. Smooth band at bottom of body with embossed text reading, "Full Half Pint." Smooth concave rectangular banner with embossed text reading, " Highland Beverages O.C." Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to bulbous ring which then tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty.

Highlands Beverages O.C. Clear Glass Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Vertical ribbing around body. Textured glass. Two raised bands at top and bottom of body. Smooth band at bottom of body with embossed text reading, "Full Half Pint." Smooth concave rectangular banner with embossed text reading, " Highland Beverages O.C." Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to bulbous ring which then tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty.

Image of 1971.242 - Kist Clear Glass Bottle, January 25, 1927. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Textured glass with horizontal raised striping.  Horizontal smooth band at bottom of body with embossed text. Smooth indented circle with embossed text reading, "Kist" at center of body. Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to smooth rounded mouth which tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty.

1971.242 - Kist Clear Glass Bottle, January 25, 1927. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Textured glass with horizontal raised striping. Horizontal smooth band at bottom of body with embossed text. Smooth indented circle with embossed text reading, "Kist" at center of body. Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to smooth rounded mouth which tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty.

Kist Clear Glass Bottle, January 25, 1927. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Textured glass with horizontal raised striping. Horizontal smooth band at bottom of body with embossed text. Smooth indented circle with embossed text reading, "Kist" at center of body. Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to smooth rounded mouth which tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty.

Image of 1971.243 - Aug. J. Lang & Co. Lager Beer Bottle, n.d. Glass beer bottle is amber in color with a tapered top that ends in a thin vertical neck. Rim has a narrow lip with a bulbous base. Bottle is pressed glass with a vertical seam extending up one side. "Aug.J.Suny & Co  /  San Francisco California  /  LAGER BEER" embossed on side in rectangular frame. Bottle is empty.

1971.243 - Aug. J. Lang & Co. Lager Beer Bottle, n.d. Glass beer bottle is amber in color with a tapered top that ends in a thin vertical neck. Rim has a narrow lip with a bulbous base. Bottle is pressed glass with a vertical seam extending up one side. "Aug.J.Suny & Co / San Francisco California / LAGER BEER" embossed on side in rectangular frame. Bottle is empty.

Aug. J. Lang & Co. Lager Beer Bottle, n.d. Glass beer bottle is amber in color with a tapered top that ends in a thin vertical neck. Rim has a narrow lip with a bulbous base. Bottle is pressed glass with a vertical seam extending up one side. "Aug.J.Suny & Co / San Francisco California / LAGER BEER" embossed on side in rectangular frame. Bottle is empty.

Image of 1971.246 - Peninsula Creamery Milk Bottle.  Brown glass milk bottle from Peninsula Creamery in Palo Alto. Brown glass with white writing on front and back. Bottom is round. Bottle is tall and rectangular in shape. Cross-section is square with rounded corners. Tapers at neck to a small, circular opening. Has a raised glass ring just below the lip of the opening.

1971.246 - Peninsula Creamery Milk Bottle. Brown glass milk bottle from Peninsula Creamery in Palo Alto. Brown glass with white writing on front and back. Bottom is round. Bottle is tall and rectangular in shape. Cross-section is square with rounded corners. Tapers at neck to a small, circular opening. Has a raised glass ring just below the lip of the opening.

Peninsula Creamery Milk Bottle. Brown glass milk bottle from Peninsula Creamery in Palo Alto. Brown glass with white writing on front and back. Bottom is round. Bottle is tall and rectangular in shape. Cross-section is square with rounded corners. Tapers at neck to a small, circular opening. Has a raised glass ring just below the lip of the opening.

Image of 1977.102 - Argonaut Distilled Dry Gin Bottle, c. 1920.  Argonaut Distilled Dry Gin bottle.  A clear glass flask with black screw-top lid and paper label advertising Argonaut Distilled Dry Gin.  One pint flask has an embossed triangular art deco motif.

1977.102 - Argonaut Distilled Dry Gin Bottle, c. 1920. Argonaut Distilled Dry Gin bottle. A clear glass flask with black screw-top lid and paper label advertising Argonaut Distilled Dry Gin. One pint flask has an embossed triangular art deco motif.

Argonaut Distilled Dry Gin Bottle, c. 1920. Argonaut Distilled Dry Gin bottle. A clear glass flask with black screw-top lid and paper label advertising Argonaut Distilled Dry Gin. One pint flask has an embossed triangular art deco motif.

Image of 1973.110 - Coca Cola Soda Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Vertical ribbing along length of bottle.  Concave tapering on lower body. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Embossed text on middle smooth ring reads, "Coca Cola" and "Coke." Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to screw cap ridges. Metal ring present around mouth. Bottle is empty.

1973.110 - Coca Cola Soda Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Vertical ribbing along length of bottle. Concave tapering on lower body. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Embossed text on middle smooth ring reads, "Coca Cola" and "Coke." Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to screw cap ridges. Metal ring present around mouth. Bottle is empty.

Coca Cola Soda Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Vertical ribbing along length of bottle. Concave tapering on lower body. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Embossed text on middle smooth ring reads, "Coca Cola" and "Coke." Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to screw cap ridges. Metal ring present around mouth. Bottle is empty.

Image of 1979.118 - Clear glass whiskey bottle has a flat rectangular shape that is tapered at the top from which a small neck extends, ending in a threaded rim with a raised band at its base. Bottle has a silver-colored aluminum screw top. Bottle is pressed glass with two vertical seams extending up both sides. Surface of bottle is embossed in a decorative motif depicting lions and scrollwork.

1979.118 - Clear glass whiskey bottle has a flat rectangular shape that is tapered at the top from which a small neck extends, ending in a threaded rim with a raised band at its base. Bottle has a silver-colored aluminum screw top. Bottle is pressed glass with two vertical seams extending up both sides. Surface of bottle is embossed in a decorative motif depicting lions and scrollwork.

Clear glass whiskey bottle has a flat rectangular shape that is tapered at the top from which a small neck extends, ending in a threaded rim with a raised band at its base. Bottle has a silver-colored aluminum screw top. Bottle is pressed glass with two vertical seams extending up both sides. Surface of bottle is embossed in a decorative motif depicting lions and scrollwork.

Image of 1980.003 - Jackson's Napa Soda Glass Bottle, c. 1890-1910. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Embossed text on body reads, "Jackson's Napa Soda." Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to smooth bulbous mouth which tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty.

1980.003 - Jackson's Napa Soda Glass Bottle, c. 1890-1910. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Embossed text on body reads, "Jackson's Napa Soda." Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to smooth bulbous mouth which tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty.

Jackson's Napa Soda Glass Bottle, c. 1890-1910. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Embossed text on body reads, "Jackson's Napa Soda." Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to smooth bulbous mouth which tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty.