These bottles all contain the concentrated homeopathic powder that is white due to the lactose matrix. Click on to view the base of this bottle which only has a numerical mold number. But, once you have the beginnings of actual order, memories may come back. Click on to see such which shows both the Illinois Glass Co. Like I was saying, it's really is like investigative work at times. Home styles, cars, machinery, and other technological developments can often be dated. These features rectangular with beveled corners and one or more indented panels are a very commonly repeated pattern of conformation for medicine bottles made between the 1850s and the 1920s, the latter period which would include machine-made bottles.
Various terminology is used in the descriptions that may be unfamiliar if you have not studied other pages on this site. Note: There is a general trend towards any smaller bottles - like druggist and small patent medicine bottles - being tooled earlier than larger bottles. The 19th century was no different. My Mother was nice and wrote captions on the backs, but this time she didn't include the month or even the year that it happened. The Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906 effective January 1, 1907 : The Pure Food and Drugs Act of 1906 imposed regulations on the labeling of products containing alcohol, morphine, opium, cocaine, heroin, alpha or beta eucaine, chloroform, Cannabis indica, chloral hydrate, or acetanilide.
Its appearance in the popular comic strip, however, must have added to its popularity. As noted in the introduction to this page, the 1906 Pure Food and Drugs Act was the beginning of the end for the worst excesses of the quackery that was rampant throughout the 19th century. Thus a child with long, girlish-looking ringlets if wearing knickers or kneepabnts is almost surely a boy. Variations of these type rectangular poison bottles were made in many sizes by both mouth-blown and machine manufacturing methods by many companies Durflinger 1975. Hopefully, that will allow us to match things up better. This image taken from German neuropsychiatrist Georg Konrad Rieger's 1885 craniology textbook illustrates how to properly measure a skull. But the symptoms of the disease remain relatively unchanged since the 19th century, when robust women were deemed attractive.
A tentative time frame is 1912-1915. This category is primarily based on age as reflected by the bottles exhibiting the manufacturing related features typical of bottles made in the U. This was commonly done on bottles intended for poisonous substances that might be placed among other medicines for human consumption. The sarsaparilla bottle pictured to the left is similarly shaped to the Hood's and a relatively popular brand during the same era. This is another bottle style that is strongly associated with the genre of medicine bottles. This allows for a very tight dating range.
Especially boys raised at home could be dressed in what ever outfits pleased his mother. Both have capacity graduation markings as well as the volume marking at the base of the neck, i. So, the first step in narrowing the possible date for your old photograph is to be able to identify 19th century photographs to determine what type you have. However, the earliest bottles will have a higher number of these traits present on the same bottle and usually the trait is more distinct, i. Countries differ: Not all fashion trends occurred simultaneously in different countries. However, the product was later found to actually contain sublimate - a mercury containing compound! One that is identified fairly strongly with sarsaparilla is represented by the first two bottles pictured here though this shape was also used occasionally for other medicinal products including tonics, bitters, and various other cures and remedies. Chemical bottles are a vague category and covered next briefly.
Fike 1987 used over 40 categories in his classic medicinal book! Kay Tang is a journalist who has been writing since 1990. Because working class men and women did not have the space to entertain in their homes, they would go out to a public place. Like with all aspects of bottle dating and , there are always exceptions to be found though that does not eliminate the utility of most dating and typology trends which should be used in conjunction with the manufacturing related diagnostic features and historical information as available. Check out that smile--he's lovin' it. Samuel Townsend first introduced his product in 1839 and it appears to have been among the most popular sarsaparillas of the pre-Civil War era.
This photo shows a 21-year-old corporal who was shot in the head at the Battle of Farmville in 1865, shortly before the South surrendered in the Civil War. Also included in these catalog page links are illustrations of the spectrum of druggist shop furniture bottles and jars offered by that company in 1906: ; ; ;. This unusual four-sided cross-section shape is easier to visualize than explain; see the base view to the right. This is a fantastic overview on the history of druggist or pharmaceutical containers including poison bottles, shop furniture, and much more. This product was first produced in the mid-1870s and continued until at least 1948 Fike 1987. Click to see the 1922 Obear-Nester version of this bottle which is essentially identical in shape to the pictured bottle.
Note the large air bubble in the picture. Research indicates that the company was founded in 1893 with the product produced at least as late as 1910 Shimko 1969; Fike 1987. The final card we show is the topper. Some other date refining evidence exists in the fact that East Portland was a separate city between 1870 and 1891 when it was annexed into Portland proper. Would I be right to assume they are from July of 1977? A French postcard You may be familiar with the term French postcards, which were images showing nude or semi-nude women at the turn of the 20th century. Additional ideas and comments are welcomed. Click on the illustration to view the entire page this illustration was taken from showing other cylindrical examples.
This product was made by the Jas. Click to see another slightly larger example that is very similar except for being blown in colorless glass very slight pink tint. That embossing is found in script lettering on one shoulder of this bottle. The cylindrical Merchant's bottle likely date from the 1840s through the 1860s, but seem to have not been produced after that time, though other styles were Odell 2000; empirical observations. The pictured example is not pontil scarred but many are with both sand and iron pontil marks.
Also try to look for mount plates that are brown or red. There are, of course, exceptions to the above guidelines like there is with every type or class of bottles. These pontils are particularly ubiquitous on English-made bottles from that era, though also are seen on American-made bottles - like Jones 1986. Boker of New York in the mid-19th century. In 1956, the Emerson Drug Company was absorbed by Warner-Lambert Pharmaceutical Co.