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Catalog Number 1987.187.002
Description Aetna Mineral Water 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 bulbous raised mouth. Sides of bottle have embossed text reading, "AETNA / MINERAL WATER". Metal clasp attached to neck of bottle. Several air bubbles throughout glass. Bottle is empty.
Object Name Bottle, Water
Collection 3D - Food Service Tools & Equipment
Title Aetna Mineral Water Clear Bottle, n.d.
Date n.d.
Creator Aetna Mineral Water
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "AETNA / MINERAL WATER" (Embossed on side bottle); "AETNA / MINERAL WATER" (Embossed on opposite side bottle)
Provenance
Notes "Aetna Springs Resort is a time capsule, a 19th-century relic of Napa County history stashed away in this remote valley where the open landscape resembles museum photos of the old American West..." [http://napavalleyregister.com/news/local/a-grand-th-century-resort-to-be-reborn-in-pope/article_31be2f26-4fba-11e1-8c95-001871e3ce6c.html]
"At same time Hartson began to promote Aetna Springs ceaselessly. Weekly columns appeared in the Napa County Reporter waxing eloquently about the health giving properties of the springs. Doctors were hired to analyze the waters and enumerate the cures to be had from bathing in the pools at Aetna Springs. These early analyses compared Hartson’s mineral springs to the then famous German hot springs resort at Ems, one of Europe’s most popular resorts..." [http://www.explorenapa.org/items/show/21?tour=2&index=0]
Dimensions H-7 W-2.25 D-2.25 inches
Search Terms Aetna Mineral Water
Bottles
Glass
Glassware
Mineral Water
Napa
Water
Subjects Aetna Mineral Water
Bottle industry
Bottles
Bottling industry
Glass industry
Glassware
Mineral waters
Water