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Whittemore Shoe Polish

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Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890 - 1900
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005015
Description
Rectangular green glass bottle with curved faces and bevelled front panel; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side.
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Accession Number
014005015
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular green glass bottle with curved faces and bevelled front panel; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on side.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Whittemore
Site Made (City)
Boston
Site Made (State)
Massachusetts
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
1900
circa 1890 - 1900
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: green
Inscriptions
Embossed on bottle: "WHITTEMORE // BOSTON // A. S. U"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row B
Length
14.1
Width
6.6
Depth
3.5
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor residue inside bottle
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Whittemores Boston U.S.A. Antique Bottles
Research Facts
The embossing "A. S. U" on the bottle has been reversed as it should read "U. S. A".
The shoe polish was very common as many people used it as a shoe or stove blackener.
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