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Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Description
A). A rectangular, metal tin. The inside is plain metal but the bottom and sides have a paper covering. The bottom is white with a sticker that says "11 1/4 ozs. NET WEIGHT". The sides have ripped grey and white paper - the top half of the label has been ripped off. Both long sides has the bottom h…
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Manufacturer
Peek, Frean & Co. Ltd
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England: London
Start Date
1866
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
James Peek & George Frean started the company. Peek Frean & Co was the first mass producer of biscuits and employed over 3,000 people in its time from when it opened in 1866 to when it closed in the late 80s (1989)
Description
A). A rectangular, metal tin. The inside is plain metal but the bottom and sides have a paper covering. The bottom is white with a sticker that says "11 1/4 ozs. NET WEIGHT". The sides have ripped grey and white paper - the top half of the label has been ripped off. Both long sides has the bottom half of a word in blue writing with "PEEK-FREAN & CO LTD." underneath it. Both short sides have "BISCUIT MANUFACTURER LONDON ENGLAND" in blue and white writing. One side has the remains of a sticker with "PEEK, FREAN (CAN)..". B). The metal lid with a paper label on the front. In white lettering on a blue background it says "PEEK FREAN'S PLAY BOX BISCUITS REGD PEEK, FREAN & CO, LTD., LONDON, ENGLAND. Around this are pictures of cookies with white, pink, red, brown, and blue icing. Drawn on them are designs of animals, tea sets, and people.
Narrative
These biscuits had a hard icing on them and each one represented different popular nursery rhymes.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
Width
16.6
Length
23
Depth
4.2
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1993.11.21 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
GLASS
Description
Hexagon (6 sided) clear glass bottle. On one side "D.D.D." is stamped.
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Title
D.D.D. Bottle
Manufacturer
Owens-Illinois Glass Bottle Company
Manufacturer Notes
On the bottom is an "O" within a rhombus, which may indicate the manufacturer was the Owens-Illinois Glass Company. The company used that particular stamp between 1929-1960 according to the Society for Historical Archaeology's "Glassmaking and Glassmakers" webpage references.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1929
End Date
1960
Period or Date Notes
Based on bottle manufacturer's stamp
Description
Hexagon (6 sided) clear glass bottle. On one side "D.D.D." is stamped.
History Of Use
D.D.D. may refer to D.D.D. Laboratories and/or D.D.D Prescription, which appears from web searches to have been a skin ointment made by D.D.D. Laboratories. D.D.D. Laboratories appears to have had offices in Toronto, Chicago, and the UK.
Material
GLASS
Inscriptions
D.D.D.
Accession No.
1982.27.29
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
Green box labelled with "Quaker Natural Health Bran / For Baking Muffins, Bread, Cookies, Gems". Back of box has "Mary Alden Recommends: Bran Muffins" with recipe in French and English. Side of box speaks to the importance of bran as a laxative, one side in French and one in English.
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Title
Quaker Natural Health Bran
Manufacturer
Quaker Oats Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Ontario
Peterborough
Start Date
1925
End Date
1960
Period or Date Notes
Dates approximate, based on style and cookbook found in online collection of Michigan State University Library
Description
Green box labelled with "Quaker Natural Health Bran / For Baking Muffins, Bread, Cookies, Gems". Back of box has "Mary Alden Recommends: Bran Muffins" with recipe in French and English. Side of box speaks to the importance of bran as a laxative, one side in French and one in English.
Accession No.
1990.213.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

British Columbia and Yukon Directories

https://search.bvmuseum.org/permalink/descriptions5257
Date Range
1924-1935
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Scope and Content
This collection consists of directories for British Columbia and the Yukon, 1924-1935. Description as follows: The Wrigley's British Columbia: 1924, is a gazeteer of cities, towns, villages, stations, post offices and settlements in the Province, described in alphabetical order, followed by a dire…
Collection
Bulkley Valley Museum collection
Description Level
Item
GMD
textual record
Item No.
1971 66
Accession No.
1971 66 1-2
Physical Description
14.4 cm of textual record: 2 books; 18 x 26 7 cm, 21 x 28 x 7.5 cm
Date Range
1924-1935
Scope and Content
This collection consists of directories for British Columbia and the Yukon, 1924-1935. Description as follows: The Wrigley's British Columbia: 1924, is a gazeteer of cities, towns, villages, stations, post offices and settlements in the Province, described in alphabetical order, followed by a directory of firms, employees, professional men, farmers, fruit-growers, stock-raisers, lumbermen, miners, fishermen, etc., with which is also included a complete street and avenue directory, an alphabetically arranged list of business citizens of the Cities of Vancouver and Victoria, followed by a complete Business and Classified Directory. The British Columbia and Yukon Directory: 1935, contains an alphabetically arranged list of business houses, private citizens, civic, Provincial and Dominion Governments, Churches, Public and Private Schools, Secret and Benevolent Organizations, Associations, etc., also an Avenue and Street guide and directory of householders for Vancouver and Victoria and Classified and Business Directory.
Subject Access
CORPORATIONS
DIRECTORIES-Provincial
GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES [Artificial]-Cities
GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES [Artificial]-Towns
GEOGRAPHIC FEATURES [Artificial]-Villages
GOVERNMENT SERVICES-Postal Services
MAPS-Road
OCCUPATIONS [General]
OCCUPATIONS [Professional]
Notes
Title based on acquisition from unknown donor(s). This collection was an anonymous donation to the Bulkley Valley Museum Archives in 1971. 1924 Directory is in good condition, except the spine is torn and page 33/34 is detatched. 1935 Directory is in good condition.
Type of Record
Archival Description
Description
a: Rectangular off-white box with red around the top. "Colgate's Tooth Powder" written on front. Back has "Important" with instructions for use. Top has a plastic slider opening. b: Rectangular off-white box with blue around the top. "Colgate's After Shave Talc" printed on the front. Instructions …
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Title
Colgate After Shave Lotion
Colgate After Shave Talc
Colgate Handy Grip Refill Shaving Stick
Colgate Tooth Powder
Manufacturer
Colgate-Palmolive-Peet Company, Limited
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1928
End Date
1953
Period or Date Notes
Dates based on when "Peet" was part of Colgate name according to Wikipedia article for Colgate-Palmolive
Description
a: Rectangular off-white box with red around the top. "Colgate's Tooth Powder" written on front. Back has "Important" with instructions for use. Top has a plastic slider opening. b: Rectangular off-white box with blue around the top. "Colgate's After Shave Talc" printed on the front. Instructions on the back. Top has a plastic slider opening. c: Dark green box with yellow text "Refill Shaving Stick / for / Colgate's "Handy Grip" ". One side of the packaging has instructions for replacing the refill on the shaving stick. d: Small glass bottle with vertical grooves in the glass. Front label is white and blue and reads: "Colgate's / After / Shave / Lotion". Bottle has a small blue screw-on cap.
Accession No.
1980.160.2 a-d
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
PAPER;
Description
a) A round, squat tin with red background with a stylized design featuring holly leaves and stars in gold. The bottom of the tin and the outer edge of the lid are bordered in a wave-like pattern, also in gold. The bottom of the tin is gold colored with fragments of paper label. At the center is a…
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Manufacturer
Peek Frean Co
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1866
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
James Peek & George Frean started the company. Peek Frean & Co. was the first mass producer of biscuits and employed over 3,000 people in its time from when it opened in 1866 to when it closed in the late 80s. (1989)
Description
a) A round, squat tin with red background with a stylized design featuring holly leaves and stars in gold. The bottom of the tin and the outer edge of the lid are bordered in a wave-like pattern, also in gold. The bottom of the tin is gold colored with fragments of paper label. At the center is a small heraldic design with 'BY APPOINTMENT'' BISCUIT & VITA-WEAT' 'CRISPBREAD MANUFACTURERS' below. Also, 'PEEK, FREAN & CO. LTD., BISCUIT MANUFACTURERS, LONDON, ENGLAND'. Below this at the edge of the tin is 'U.K. PATENTS 486002, 486083, 514045, 514046' and 'MADE IN ENGLAND'. b) The lid of the tin which is also red with the same design of holly leaves and stars in gold. It features a picture of a child in a white frilly blouse, holding a bunny. A gold border encircles the picture.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-TIN;
PAPER;
Height
7.4
Diameter
20.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1980.165.7 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
a) A metal square tin with cream, gold, and red details. On two opposite sides is a red banner with "PEEK FREAN'S" in white lettering surrounded by a gold design. Below this in red lettering is "MADE BY PEEK, FREAN & CO., LTD., LONDON, S.E.16, ENGLAND". On the other two sides is "PEEK, FREAN & CO.,…
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Manufacturer
Peek Frean & Company Ltd.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1866
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
The company was formed by James Peek & George Frean. Peek Frean & Co was the first mass producer of biscuits and employed over 3,000 people in its time from when it opened in 1866 to when it closed in the late 80's (1989)
Description
a) A metal square tin with cream, gold, and red details. On two opposite sides is a red banner with "PEEK FREAN'S" in white lettering surrounded by a gold design. Below this in red lettering is "MADE BY PEEK, FREAN & CO., LTD., LONDON, S.E.16, ENGLAND". On the other two sides is "PEEK, FREAN & CO., LIMITED AFTERNOON TEA ASSORTED FAMOUS ENGLISH BISCUITS" in gold, white, and red lettering. b) The metal push-on lid for the tin. On the front of the tin on a red background is "TO HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN BISCUIT MANUFACTURERS. PEEK, FREAN & CO., LTD. PEEK FREAN'S FAMOUS ENGLISH BISCUIT". There is a blue and white sticker obscuring part of the label which says "large cake Nove 5/96 Nov 11/99".
History Of Use
Maunfactured biscuits in bulk
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Height
12
Width
22.5
Length
22.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2016.7.2 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Description
a) A round metal cookie tin with pictures of cookies all over the sides. The cookies have white, red, blue, yellow, and brown icing with designs of humans and animals drawn on them. Written on two white cookies in black ink is "MADE BY PEEK, FREAN, & CO. LTD LONDON, ENGLAND". Written on a blue cook…
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Manufacturer
Peek Frean & Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1866
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
James Peek & George Frean started the company. Peek Frean & Co. was the first mass producer of biscuits and employed over 3,000 people in its time from when it opened in 1866 to when it closed in the late 80s.
Description
a) A round metal cookie tin with pictures of cookies all over the sides. The cookies have white, red, blue, yellow, and brown icing with designs of humans and animals drawn on them. Written on two white cookies in black ink is "MADE BY PEEK, FREAN, & CO. LTD LONDON, ENGLAND". Written on a blue cookies on the bottom of the tin is H.B.&S. LTD. READING, ENGLAND. b) The metal push-on lid with pictures of the same cookies across the top. Written in the centre on a blue background is "BISCUIT AND VITA-WEAT CRISPBREAD MANUFACTURERS BY APPOINTMENT PEEK FREAN'S PLAYBOX REGD BISCUITS".
History Of Use
Used for biscuits
Material
METAL / ALLOY - UNKNOWN
Height
9.7
Diameter
20
Circumference
64.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
2016.7.5 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Description
a) A flat, cream-colored, rectangular tin. The sides of the box show a scene of men riding horses in the country. Both ends are similar to each other, as are front and back. The bottom of the box has a remnant of label with pictures of cookies and 'PEEK FREAN LONDON' printed on one cookie and "PE…
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Manufacturer
Peek Frean & Co
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
England
Start Date
1866
End Date
1989
Period or Date Notes
Peek Frean & Co started by James Peek & George Frean. Peek Frean & Co. was the first mass producer of biscuits and employed over 3,000 people in its time from when it opened in 1866 to when it closed in the late 80s (1989)
Description
a) A flat, cream-colored, rectangular tin. The sides of the box show a scene of men riding horses in the country. Both ends are similar to each other, as are front and back. The bottom of the box has a remnant of label with pictures of cookies and 'PEEK FREAN LONDON' printed on one cookie and "PEEK FRE.. JERS... CREA.. LONDON" printed on another cookie. b) The push-on lid for the tin with a picture of a jockey in a red and blue jacket with gold trim, white pants, and a black hat. 'GORDON RICHARDS (Champion British Jockey)' is printed on the front edge of the lid.
Material
METAL/ALLOY-UNKNOWN;
Height
4.6
Width
16
Length
20
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Number Of Parts
2
Accession No.
1991.82.1 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Description
White box with blue and red text. On the front is "Pre-Sifted / Five Roses / Vitamin / Enriched Flour / The All Purpose Flour". Back contains advertisement for Five Roses cookbook. Box has never been opened, flour still inside.
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Title
Five Roses Enriched Flour
Manufacturer
Lake of the Woods Milling Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada
Start Date
1913
End Date
1954
Period or Date Notes
First Five Roses Cookbook was published 1913. Lake of the Woods and Five Roses was acquired by Ogilvie Flour Mills in 1954, presumably their name would be on the product after that time. Source: http://www.fiveroses.ca/FiveRoses/History accessed 2018-02-15
Description
White box with blue and red text. On the front is "Pre-Sifted / Five Roses / Vitamin / Enriched Flour / The All Purpose Flour". Back contains advertisement for Five Roses cookbook. Box has never been opened, flour still inside.
Accession No.
1990.213.3
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
Off white cotton flour sack. "Purity Flour Mills" across top of blue circe, "Purity Flour" in large red letters across the middle. 98 lb. sack.
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Manufacturer
Purity Flour Mills
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1905
End Date
1981
Period or Date Notes
Likely dates to 1950s as it is branded with Purity Flour Mills only, not the Western Canada Flour Mills. Source: http://www.mhs.mb.ca/docs/sites/westerncanadaflourmills.shtml, accessed January 2019
Description
Off white cotton flour sack. "Purity Flour Mills" across top of blue circe, "Purity Flour" in large red letters across the middle. 98 lb. sack.
History Of Use
Purity Flour was first milled during Canada’s “wheat boom” in 1905 by the Western Canada Flour Mills Company, who became the largest flour milling company in Canada. Source: https://digex.lib.uoguelph.ca/exhibits/show/tried-tested-true/advertising-cookbooks/purity-flour-book, accessed Jan 2019
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Width
51
Length
85
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1997.15.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
Off white cotton flour sack with text on both sides. One one side are ink removal instructions, "Milled from Washed Wheat / Treadmark / Robin Hood Flour" in large red letters over a coat of arms. Under coat of arms is "For Bread, Cakes & Pastry / Robin Hood FLour Mills Limited / Moose Jaw Calgary …
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Manufacturer
Robin Hood Flour Mills Limited
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1928
End Date
1966
Period or Date Notes
Based on opening of Saskatoon factory (referenced on the bag) and closing of the Moose Jaw factory (also referenced on the bag), based on dates in Wikipedia entry for "Robin Hood Flour", accessed January 30 2019
Description
Off white cotton flour sack with text on both sides. One one side are ink removal instructions, "Milled from Washed Wheat / Treadmark / Robin Hood Flour" in large red letters over a coat of arms. Under coat of arms is "For Bread, Cakes & Pastry / Robin Hood FLour Mills Limited / Moose Jaw Calgary Saskatoon". On reverse side is similar text, but with cartoon drawing of a Robin Hood character with a bow and arrow. 98 lb bag.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Width
50
Length
88
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1997.16.1
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
PAPER-CARDBOARD; PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Description
a) a small, orange and pale green cardboard box, with 'KNOX' and 'PLAIN SPARKLING No. 1 GELATINE' in black lettering on front and back. Also a picture of a cow on front and back (trademark), with 'Made By Charles B. Knox Gelatin Co., Inc., Johnstown, N.Y., U.S.A.' and 'Montreal, Canada' on the fron…
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Title
Knox Plain Sparkling Gelatine
Manufacturer Notes
Charles B. Knox Gelatine Co.
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Place Of Manufacture
Canada: Montreal, Quebec
United States: Johnstown, New York
Start Date
1890
End Date
1975
Period or Date Notes
Date range reflects when company was headquartered in Johnstown New York. Item likely dates more specifically to the 1930s-1940s.
Description
a) a small, orange and pale green cardboard box, with 'KNOX' and 'PLAIN SPARKLING No. 1 GELATINE' in black lettering on front and back. Also a picture of a cow on front and back (trademark), with 'Made By Charles B. Knox Gelatin Co., Inc., Johnstown, N.Y., U.S.A.' and 'Montreal, Canada' on the front and back. Top, pale green with 'KNOX GELATINE' and 'Makes Four Pints of Jelly'. The bottom has the same but it's damaged. The sides are orange with advertisements in black border. b) off white small paper envelop with blue text that reads "Knox Sparkling Unflavoured Gelatine" with image of a cow and two small children wearing chef's hats and bearing prepared gelatine on trays. Instructions under the heading "Important Notice". Further instructions on the back. c) Same as b, but "important notice" is in red text rather than blue d) small paper recipe book titled "Desserts, Salads and other Dainty Dishes made of Knox Sparkling Gelatine"
Material
PAPER-CARDBOARD; PAPER-CARDBOARD;
Height
8.6
Width
2.5
Length
6.9
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1991.32.1 a-d
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Description
a) Off white cotton sack with blue trim. Stamped in black is "B&K. MLG. Co. / No 1. Seed / Grimms / Alfalfa Seed / Test 78-2732 / B-K Milling Co / Pr. Rupert / 50 lbs. " b) Off white cotton sack with black wording, "Government Grade / Tag Attached".
Other Names
grain bags
Seed sacks
Manufacturer Notes
B&K Milling is Brackman-Ker Milling Company
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1907
End Date
1965
Period or Date Notes
start date based on establishment date for Prince Rupert. End date based on date that Brackman-Ker was bought by Maple Leaf Mills.
Description
a) Off white cotton sack with blue trim. Stamped in black is "B&K. MLG. Co. / No 1. Seed / Grimms / Alfalfa Seed / Test 78-2732 / B-K Milling Co / Pr. Rupert / 50 lbs. " b) Off white cotton sack with black wording, "Government Grade / Tag Attached".
History Of Use
According to donor this item (a) was sent by Brackman - Ker milling Co. from Prince Rupert to Moricetown in the early 1930s.
Material
FABRIC-COTTON;
Width
44.5
Length
101
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Accession No.
1984.3.14 a-b
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Material
GLASS
Description
A tall, curved, clear glass rectangular bottle with slightly rounded shoulders and a short neck. At the base of the neck it forms a circle where it attached to the shoulders. The bottle narrows towards the bottom and a third of the way down is an indent that goes all around the bottle. There are sc…
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Title
Growers Wine Company Bottle
Manufacturer
Growers Wine Co Ltd
Category
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT FOR SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
Sub-Category
MERCHANDISING TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
Start Date
1935
End Date
1955
Period or Date Notes
Growers was the first winery in BC, started in 1922, with a distillery license for liquor after 1935.
Description
A tall, curved, clear glass rectangular bottle with slightly rounded shoulders and a short neck. At the base of the neck it forms a circle where it attached to the shoulders. The bottle narrows towards the bottom and a third of the way down is an indent that goes all around the bottle. There are screw marks at the top of the bottle neck. "Growers Wine Co. Ltd. is embossed on the top front and the bottom of the base is embossed GWC. Seams on either side show that it was made with a two piece mold. The base is quite thick and curves up inside.
Material
GLASS
Height
25.5
Width
6.5
Length
11.5
Units Of Measurement
Centimeters
Dimension Notes
Length & width taken from shoulders down
Accession No.
1992.8.2
Type of Record
Museum Artifact
Images

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