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Catalog Number 1980.003
Description Jackson's Napa Soda Glass Bottle, c. 1890-1910. Clear glass bottle. Cylindrical shape. Two seams that extend along length of bottle to neck. Embossed text on body reads, "Jackson's Napa Soda." Body tapers to narrow neck. Neck tapers to smooth bulbous mouth which tapers to raised lip. Bottle is empty.
Object Name Bottle, Soda
Collection 3D - Containers
Title Jackson's Napa Soda Glass Bottle, c. 1890-1910
Date c. 1890-1910
Creator Jackson's Napa Soda
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "JACKSON'S NAPA SODA" (Embossed text on side); "A NATURAL / MINERAL WATER / RECARBONATED / JACKSON'S / THIS BOTTLE / IS NEVER SOLD" (Embossed text on side); "CONTENTS / 636 C / 8 FLUID / 20 45 / OUNCES" (Embossed on bottom)
Provenance
Notes "Col. John P. Jackson, a native of Ohio, came to California in the 1860s. Around the year 1870 John P. Jackson assumed ownership of the Napa Soda Springs for the sum of twenty thousand dollars. The springs were located about 50 miles from San Francisco, on the mountain side, one thousand feet above the rich and beautiful Napa Valley... The grounds comprised over one hundred acres and there was twelve miles of pleasant walks through the hills and canyons and on the mountain sides, some of them climbing to the sightly peaks above the springs which not only had a wide reputation as a luxurious resort with all the extras, but it also had a remarkable mineral water of health giving properties. There was a bottling plant with all the latest equipment situated on the main resort area of the Napa Soda Springs. The water was bottled and capped on the premises. The water was advertised in a large way and everyone seemed to like Jackson's water for alcoholic drinks and lemonade, in fact around 1895 the water was endorsed by the best medical authorities on the West Coast." [http://www.weloveoldbottles.com/bottles/sodas/napasoda.html]

"c.1890-1910" [http://collections.museumca.org/?q=collection-item/2007058]

Symbol on bottom of bottle might come from the Duraglas process by the Owens-Illonois Glass Company. [http://www.sha.org/bottle/glossary.htm]
Dimensions H-7.125 W-2.625 D-2.625 inches
Search Terms Bottles
Glass
Glassware
Jack London's Golden State
Mineral Water
Napa
Soda
Subjects Bottle industry
Bottles
Bottling industry
Glass industry
Glassware
Jackson's Napa Soda
Mineral waters
Napa Valley
Soda
Soda industry
People Jackson, John P.