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Catalog Number 1979.143.013
Description Clear Glass Beer Bottle, c. 1883-1920. Clear glass soda bottle has a green tint and a tapered top with a long, slightly bulbous neck. Rim has a wide lip with a raised band at top. Bottle is pressed glass with a vertical seam extending up one side. Bottom of bottle has embossed text. Several air bubbles throughout glass. Bottle is empty.
Object Name Bottle, Beer
Collection 3D - Food Service Tools & Equipment
Title Clear Glass Beer Bottle, c. 1883-1920
Date c. 1883-1920
Creator William Franzen & Sons Company
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "W F & S / 61 / MIL" (embossed on bottom)
Notes "W.F.& S. MILW……William Franzen & Son, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (c.1900-1929). This mark is commonly seen on many beer bottles from the midwest. The mark may have been introduced on ware as early as 1896. See N G W mark." [http://www.glassbottlemarks.com/bottlemarks-5/]

"William Franzen & Sons Company - 1893 through 1920. Bottles are marked "W. F. & S."" [http://www.mrbottles.com/Category/WisconsinGlass]
Dimensions H-9.5 W-2.55 D-2.5 inches
Search Terms Beer
Bottles
Glass
Glassware
William Franzen & Sons Company
Subjects Beer
Bottle industry
Bottles
Bottling industry
Glass industry
Glassware
William Franzen & Sons Company