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Bitters bottle

Bitters bottle
Title
Bitters bottle
Date 
1865-1890
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 10 1/4 x 3 x 3 in. ( 26 x 7.6 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Light olive amber glass bitters bottle (log cabin type) blown in a three-part mold with deep down-tooled collar, three-tiered hipped roof with vertical ribbing and inscriptions "DRAKES PLANTATION BITTERS" and "PATENTED 1862", square body with broad horizontal ribs, and base with circular depression.
Credit Line 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number 
1953.413
Marks 
in relief: on obverse (roof): "DRAKES / PLANTATION / BITTERS" in relief: on reverse (roof): "PATENTED / 1862"
Gallery Label 
In his researches into patented cabin bottle designs, Arthur G. Peterson found that the first such design was patented February 18, 1862, by P. H. Drake of Binghamton, New York (McKearin and Wilson, "American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry," p. 302).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group