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Object Name Bottle
Catalog Number 1963.1.33
Date ca. 1842
Material(s) glass
Dimensions H-0.7 Dia-3.25 inches
Description This is a heavily seeded,(many suspended bubbles), mold blown medicine bottle with pontil scar and applied lip. It is embossed "G. W. Merchant/Chemist/Lockport, N. Y."
Notes G. W. Merchant was in business in Lockport, New York from 1833 until the factory burned in 1928. Gargling oil was Merchant's best seller, but the bottle may have contained another product.
Collection Elizabeth Johnson Flood Memorial Collection
People Merchant, G. W.
Subjects Bottles
Patent medicines
Physical Holder Kentucky Historical Society - KHS