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Bottle: E.G. Booz (1840).... "Old Cabin" shaped

Object Number: 
1955.28
Date: 
1950-1955
Medium: 
Glass, cork, wood, paper
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 3 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. ( 22.2 x 9.8 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on either side of roof: "E.G. BOOZ / (1840)" printed paper label: on obverse: "E.G. BOOZ / 1840 / KENTUCKY / STRAIGHT / BOURBON / WHISKEY / BOTTLED BY E.G. BOOZ DISTILLERY CO., BARDSTOWN, KENTUCKY / COPR.E.G.B.CO." in relief: on reverse: "FED
Description: 
Deep amber machine-made glass log cabin bottle with cork stopper, broad sloping collar with paper seals attached , inscription "E.G. BOOZ (1840)" on either side of gabled roof with beveled points, paper labels on obverse, reverse, and one side, chamfered heel, and manufacturer's mark on base.
Gallery Label: 
"E.G. Booz's Old Cabin Whiskey" was made for one Edmund G. Booz by the Whitney Glass Works of Glassboro, New Jersey around 1860. It is thought that the 1840 date refers to the age of the whiskey in the bottle. At his death, Booz had 25 cases of Cabin Whiskey in stock, valued at six dollars a case or fifty cents per bottle. That the Booz bottle was continued after his death is suggested by an example with a stopper inscribed with an 1875 date. This famous bottle has been widely reproduced.
Credit Line: 
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Creative: Tronvig Group