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

Bottle: E.G. Booz (1840).... "Old Cabin" shaped
Title
Bottle: E.G. Booz (1840).... "Old Cabin" shaped
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 )
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.
Credit Line 
Purchase
Object Number 
1955.28
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: "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE / OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE" printed paper label: on reverse: "E.G. BOOZ / "A name so famous / it has become part of the / English Language" / BEST OF THE BETTER BOURBONS / KENTUCKY / STRAIGHT BOURBON WHISKEY / 86 PROOF " 4/5 QUART / THIS WHISKEY IS 6 YEARS OLD / COPR.E.G.B.CO." printed paper label: on side: "The original 'old cabin' bottle / . . . a collector's item quoted at / $75.00 in antique catalogues. / *Further information on request." in relief: on base: "7 D61 / 12 A[in circle] 54 / 4"
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group