Patent Medicine Bottle

Object Name: 
Patent Medicine Bottle

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Object Name: 
Patent Medicine Bottle
Accession Number: 
84.4.223
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 14 cm, Diam: 5.5 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1770-1790
Primary Description: 
Light green non-lead glass; free-blown. Cylindrical shape with everted mouth, short neck and circular base with conical pushup at slight pontil mark. The bottle contains yarn wound around a wooden spindle, a wooden cork in mouth sealed with red wax and a hand written paper label with "You Doctors all both far & Near/ Pray Tell me how this Real come here/See how tis Stopt, and See the pin/I fain would Know how they Come in." on the front and "John McElwein for Palmer made this March ye 29 1780" on the reverse.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Voorhees Collection, Charles H. and Alice Wendt, Former Collection
Webster, Donald, Source
1984
Webster, Elizabeth Voorhees, Source
1984
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