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Catalog Number 2006.254.004
Description Furst-McNess Cooking Extract Bottle, c. 1929-1954. Clear glass rectangular bottle with narrow neck and screw top. Furst-McNess Co. embossed on side.
Object Name Bottle, Apothecary
Collection 3D - Merchandising Tools & Equipment
Title Furst-McNess Cooking Extract Bottle, c. 1929-1954
Date 1929-1954
Inscription Text "FURST-MCNESS CO. / FREEPORT, ILL. U.S.A." (embossed on one side); "2-7" (between the numbers is the "diamond O" of Owens-Corning Glass) (embossed on bottom).
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 Machine made, with base mold seams date later than 1890-1895; Clear glass bottles date after 1905.
Screw Caps date from the 1920s or later.
Owens Corning "Saturn" mark dates from 1929/30 - 1954

Furst-McNess was founded in 1908 and make cooking extracts.
Dimensions H-5.625 W-1.875 D-1 inches
Search Terms Frank's Tannery
Subjects Bottles