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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 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 0001.886.001 - Ceramic Beer Bottle, c. 1880s.  Crockery ginger beer bottle. Is beige in color with a golden brown tapered top. Rim has a single lip for attaching wire stopper, which is not present. Clear glaze throughout.

0001.886.001 - Ceramic Beer Bottle, c. 1880s. Crockery ginger beer bottle. Is beige in color with a golden brown tapered top. Rim has a single lip for attaching wire stopper, which is not present. Clear glaze throughout.

Ceramic Beer Bottle, c. 1880s. Crockery ginger beer bottle. Is beige in color with a golden brown tapered top. Rim has a single lip for attaching wire stopper, which is not present. Clear glaze throughout.

Image of 1965.032.001 - J.H. Cutter Old Bourbon Bottle, n.d.  Clear glass whiskey bottle has a flat shape that is curved at the top from which a small neck extends from the top, ending in a wide rim with a raised band at its base. Bottle is pressed glass with two vertical seams extending up both sides. "J.H.CUTTER OLD BOURBON" is in white letters on a gray background surrounded by red bands on paper label on front. Cork in top.

1965.032.001 - J.H. Cutter Old Bourbon Bottle, n.d. Clear glass whiskey bottle has a flat shape that is curved at the top from which a small neck extends from the top, ending in a wide rim with a raised band at its base. Bottle is pressed glass with two vertical seams extending up both sides. "J.H.CUTTER OLD BOURBON" is in white letters on a gray background surrounded by red bands on paper label on front. Cork in top.

J.H. Cutter Old Bourbon Bottle, n.d. Clear glass whiskey bottle has a flat shape that is curved at the top from which a small neck extends from the top, ending in a wide rim with a raised band at its base. Bottle is pressed glass with two vertical seams extending up both sides. "J.H.CUTTER OLD BOURBON" is in white letters on a gray background surrounded by red bands on paper label on front. Cork in top.

Image of 1968.201.003 - Half Moon Bay Soda Water 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 lip. Side of bottle has embossed text reading, "HALF MOON BAY  /  SODA WATER CO.  /  HALF MOON BAY  /  CAL.". Several air bubbles throughout glass. Bottle is empty.

1968.201.003 - Half Moon Bay Soda Water 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 lip. Side of bottle has embossed text reading, "HALF MOON BAY / SODA WATER CO. / HALF MOON BAY / CAL.". Several air bubbles throughout glass. Bottle is empty.

Half Moon Bay Soda Water 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 lip. Side of bottle has embossed text reading, "HALF MOON BAY / SODA WATER CO. / HALF MOON BAY / CAL.". Several air bubbles throughout glass. Bottle is empty.

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 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 1975.054.033 - CBPA Clear Glass Bottle, 1940. 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. Bottle has raised ring at bottom and top of body. Vertical ribs extend upwards towards neck from raised ring at top of body. Side of bottle has embossed text reading, "C B P A" and other embossed text at bottom of body. Three raised ridges on bottom. Few air bubbles throughout glass. Bottle is empty. Clear bottle with brown tinge and no label.

1975.054.033 - CBPA Clear Glass Bottle, 1940. 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. Bottle has raised ring at bottom and top of body. Vertical ribs extend upwards towards neck from raised ring at top of body. Side of bottle has embossed text reading, "C B P A" and other embossed text at bottom of body. Three raised ridges on bottom. Few air bubbles throughout glass. Bottle is empty. Clear bottle with brown tinge and no label.

CBPA Clear Glass Bottle, 1940. 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. Bottle has raised ring at bottom and top of body. Vertical ribs extend upwards towards neck from raised ring at top of body. Side of bottle has embossed text reading, "C B P A" and other embossed text at bottom of body. Three raised ridges on bottom. Few air bubbles throughout glass. Bottle is empty. Clear bottle with brown tinge and no label.

Image of 1975.054.019 - Clear Glass Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle with green tint. Cylindrical shape. Two seams extend length of bottle to just below mouth. Seam along bottom edge. Body tapers to narrow neck. Bulbous ring tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty. Several air bubbles throughout glass.

1975.054.019 - Clear Glass Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle with green tint. Cylindrical shape. Two seams extend length of bottle to just below mouth. Seam along bottom edge. Body tapers to narrow neck. Bulbous ring tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty. Several air bubbles throughout glass.

Clear Glass Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle with green tint. Cylindrical shape. Two seams extend length of bottle to just below mouth. Seam along bottom edge. Body tapers to narrow neck. Bulbous ring tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty. Several air bubbles throughout glass.

Image of 1975.054.024 - 6 1/2 Fld Ozs Clear Glass Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Embossed text on bottom reads, "H." Embossed text on bottom of body reads, "Net Contents 6 1/2 Fld Ozs." Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to smooth rounded mouth which tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty. Air bubbles present throughout body.

1975.054.024 - 6 1/2 Fld Ozs Clear Glass Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Embossed text on bottom reads, "H." Embossed text on bottom of body reads, "Net Contents 6 1/2 Fld Ozs." Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to smooth rounded mouth which tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty. Air bubbles present throughout body.

6 1/2 Fld Ozs Clear Glass Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Embossed text on bottom reads, "H." Embossed text on bottom of body reads, "Net Contents 6 1/2 Fld Ozs." Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to smooth rounded mouth which tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty. Air bubbles present throughout body.

Image of 1975.054.031 - Clear Glass Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle with a green tint. Cylindrical in shape with a long smooth body. Top tapers to a bulbous rim with a raised ring at mouth. Bottle is empty. There are two vertical seams extending the length of the bottle just below the rim. There is an embossed makers mark on bottom as well as net weight on bottom side edge. Bubbles present throughout glass. One soda bottle from a multiple bottle gift with no label.

1975.054.031 - Clear Glass Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle with a green tint. Cylindrical in shape with a long smooth body. Top tapers to a bulbous rim with a raised ring at mouth. Bottle is empty. There are two vertical seams extending the length of the bottle just below the rim. There is an embossed makers mark on bottom as well as net weight on bottom side edge. Bubbles present throughout glass. One soda bottle from a multiple bottle gift with no label.

Clear Glass Bottle, n.d. Clear glass bottle with a green tint. Cylindrical in shape with a long smooth body. Top tapers to a bulbous rim with a raised ring at mouth. Bottle is empty. There are two vertical seams extending the length of the bottle just below the rim. There is an embossed makers mark on bottom as well as net weight on bottom side edge. Bubbles present throughout glass. One soda bottle from a multiple bottle gift with no label.

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 1999.048.371 - Medicine Bottle recovered from City Centre Plaza, c. 1870-1920. This bottle is square shaped in cross section and it has narrowed slightly from shoulder to base. The rim has prescription finish which is narrow (vertically) and the outside surface distinctly tapers in from the top surface of the finish to bottom.  A .75 inch short and narrow neck flares out .75 inches shoulders to a 3.25 inch body. A banner that outlines the name " SEARBY'S PHARMACY SF" impressed in the front of bottle. The base is shaped like square with a concave circle.  The bottle is clear and shows evidence of glass machine manufacture.

1999.048.371 - Medicine Bottle recovered from City Centre Plaza, c. 1870-1920. This bottle is square shaped in cross section and it has narrowed slightly from shoulder to base. The rim has prescription finish which is narrow (vertically) and the outside surface distinctly tapers in from the top surface of the finish to bottom. A .75 inch short and narrow neck flares out .75 inches shoulders to a 3.25 inch body. A banner that outlines the name " SEARBY'S PHARMACY SF" impressed in the front of bottle. The base is shaped like square with a concave circle. The bottle is clear and shows evidence of glass machine manufacture.

Medicine Bottle recovered from City Centre Plaza, c. 1870-1920. This bottle is square shaped in cross section and it has narrowed slightly from shoulder to base. The rim has prescription finish which is narrow (vertically) and the outside surface distinctly tapers in from the top surface of the finish to bottom. A .75 inch short and narrow neck flares out .75 inches shoulders to a 3.25 inch body. A banner that outlines the name " SEARBY'S PHARMACY SF" impressed in the front of bottle. The base is shaped like square with a concave circle. The bottle is clear and shows evidence of glass machine manufacture.

Image of 1982.219.012 - Rubbing Alcohol Bottle, c. 1920-1945. Part of Block Warden's first aid kit used during World War II by Gladys M. Browning of Burlingame, CA. Rectangular clear glass bottle tapers inward at the top where the opening is covered with a black plastic screw cap. A cloth label is adhered to the front at center and is printed with blue text that reads, "Rub. Alco." The other side of the bottle has measurement lines molded into the glass on both vertical sides. The right side has "cc" at the bottom with levels marked at "10" and "20" up the side. The left side is marked with "3" at the bottom followed by "2", "4", and "6" at top. A large "3" appears at top center with a small vertical line nearby at right.  "ARISTOCRAT  /  5" is molded into the bottom of the bottle.

1982.219.012 - Rubbing Alcohol Bottle, c. 1920-1945. Part of Block Warden's first aid kit used during World War II by Gladys M. Browning of Burlingame, CA. Rectangular clear glass bottle tapers inward at the top where the opening is covered with a black plastic screw cap. A cloth label is adhered to the front at center and is printed with blue text that reads, "Rub. Alco." The other side of the bottle has measurement lines molded into the glass on both vertical sides. The right side has "cc" at the bottom with levels marked at "10" and "20" up the side. The left side is marked with "3" at the bottom followed by "2", "4", and "6" at top. A large "3" appears at top center with a small vertical line nearby at right. "ARISTOCRAT / 5" is molded into the bottom of the bottle.

Rubbing Alcohol Bottle, c. 1920-1945. Part of Block Warden's first aid kit used during World War II by Gladys M. Browning of Burlingame, CA. Rectangular clear glass bottle tapers inward at the top where the opening is covered with a black plastic screw cap. A cloth label is adhered to the front at center and is printed with blue text that reads, "Rub. Alco." The other side of the bottle has measurement lines molded into the glass on both vertical sides. The right side has "cc" at the bottom with levels marked at "10" and "20" up the side. The left side is marked with "3" at the bottom followed by "2", "4", and "6" at top. A large "3" appears at top center with a small vertical line nearby at

Image of 2006.254.020 - Glass Bottle, c. 1912-1930.  Small clear glass square bottle with narrow neck, flared rim and with cork residue still present. Machine made with side mold seams terminating at rim. Clear glass with straw tint dates after 1912. Cork closures date prior to 1930s. Cup molded bottom with air vents date 1880s-1920.

2006.254.020 - Glass Bottle, c. 1912-1930. Small clear glass square bottle with narrow neck, flared rim and with cork residue still present. Machine made with side mold seams terminating at rim. Clear glass with straw tint dates after 1912. Cork closures date prior to 1930s. Cup molded bottom with air vents date 1880s-1920.

Glass Bottle, c. 1912-1930. Small clear glass square bottle with narrow neck, flared rim and with cork residue still present. Machine made with side mold seams terminating at rim. Clear glass with straw tint dates after 1912. Cork closures date prior to 1930s. Cup molded bottom with air vents date 1880s-1920.