Bottle: log cabin

Bottle: log cabin
Title
Bottle: log cabin
Date 
1860-1880
Medium 
Glass
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 19.7 x 10.2 x 7 cm )
Description 
Amber lead glass log cabin bottle blown in a multi-part mold (McKearin GVII-3) with down-tooled lip; inscriptions "E.G. BOOZ'S OLD CABIN WHISKEY" and "(1840)" on gabled roof, "E.G. BOOZ'S OLD CABIN WHISKEY" and "120 WALNUT ST PHILADELPHIA" on sides; base with large circular depression.
Credit Line 
Gift of Clarence G. Michalis
Object Number 
1953.370
Marks 
in relief: on roof: "E.G. BOOZ'S / OLD CABIN / WHISKEY" and "(1840)" in relief: on sides: "E.G. BOOZ'S / OLD CABIN / WHISKEY." and "120 WALNUT ST / PHILADELPHIA"
Gallery Label 
This bottle, one of many examples of mold-blown glass in the Society's collection, was made for Edmund G. Booz by the Whitney Glass Works of Glassboro, New Jersey, around 1860. At his death, Booz had twenty-five cases of Cabin Whiskey in stock, valued at six dollars a case or fifty cents per bottle. The bottle pattern continued to be used after his death, and was reproduced in the twentieth century. Although the word "booze" was in use by the eighteenth century, a theory persists that these bottles helped popularize the term.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group