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Catalog Number 2006.254.019
Description Clear glass rectangular bottle with narrow neck and flared rim. Bottle has flat area one side and is rounded on other side. Embossed on flat side , "FROM RILEY DRUG CO., COR. 2nd & SANTA CLARA STS., SAN JOSE, CAL."
Object Name Bottle, Apothecary
Collection 3D - Merchandising Tools & Equipment
Title Apothecary Bottle
Date 1912-1920
Inscription Text "FROM / RILEY DRUG CO. / COR. 2ND & SANTA CLARA STS. / SAN JOSE, CAL." (embossed one side); "3ii" (embossed at neck); "USA" (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 Mouth blown bottles with tooled finish date after 1890
Cup bottom mod dates from 1880s-1915-1920
Air venting marks date after 1885-1890
Machiune made colorless glass with straw tint dates not earlier than 1912
Prpprietary druggest bottles date from the mid to late 1910s
Dimensions H-4.375 W-1.75 D-1 inches
Search Terms Bottles
Apothecary
Medicine
Frank's Tannery
Subjects Bottles
Drugstores