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Catalog Number 1999.048.427
Description Medicine Bottle recovered from City Centre Plaza, c.1860-1920. This bottle is round shaped and it has narrowed slightly from shoulder to base. The rim has prescription finish which is narrow (vertically) and the outside surface distinctly tapers in from the top surface of the finish to bottom. The base is round shaped. The bottle is clear and shows evidence of glass machine manufacture.
Object Name Bottle, Medicine
Collection 3D - Medical & Psychological Tools & Equipment
Title Medicine Bottle recovered from City Centre Plaza, c.1860-1920.
Date c.1860-1920
Creator Unknown
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text none
Provenance 20 boxes of archaeological material excavated from the City Centre Plaza site at 950 Main at Middlefield in Redwood City. Excavation for development, done by Basin Research Associates.
Notes "Cylindrical (round in cross-section) bottles were used frequently by druggists to dispense their products, although the other flat paneled shapes also covered in this section appear to have been more popular and more commonly used. Round prescription bottles with embossing identifying them as being used by druggists"
[https://sha.org/bottle/medicinal.htm#Round Druggists 09/14/2016]
Dimensions H-0.75 W-1.125 D-1.125 inches
Search Terms Apothecary
Archaeolgy
Bottles
City Center Plaza
Medicine
Redwood City
Subjects Archaeology
Bottles
Drugstores
Medicine
Redwood City