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Catalog Number 2006.254.015
Description Rectangular aqua bottle with 4 indented sides - 3 have embossed lettering; narrow neck and finish. Embossed on front, "DR. KING'S NEW DISCOVERY FOR CONSUMPTION" and on the sides, "CHICAGO, ILL." & "H.E. BUCKLEN & CO." Bottle has side mold seams; mouth blown.
Object Name Bottle, Apothecary
Collection 3D - Merchandising Tools & Equipment
Title Dr. King's "New Discovery for Consumption" Bottle
Date 1880-1913
Inscription Text "DR. KING'S / NEW DISCOVERY / FOR CONSUMPTION" (embossed one side)
"CHICAGO, ILL." (embossed on 2nd side)
"H.E. BUCKEN & CO." (embossed on 3rd side)
Provenance Found At the Frank Tannery Site in Redwood City. the Tannery Was in Business From 1874 To 1959, After Which the Building Was Abandoned.
The Building Burned Down in 1968, the Chimney and the Water Tower Was All That Remained.
Notes Side mold seams; mouth blown dates from 1880-1915; aqua bottles are pre-1920s
Bucken Co. in Chicago from 1878/9 to 1913. "New Discovery" was widely distributed by 1885.
Dimensions H-6.5 W-2.125 D-1.125 inches
Search Terms Frank's Tannery
Bottles
Apothecary
Drug Usage
Subjects Bottles