mrsam wrote:P.S. Mods - do we want a thread on victorian bottles as there must be glasgow versions out there?
Sharon wrote:Mr Sam - a thread on old Glasgow bottles and pottery would be great! feel free to start one
Right here goes: looking for pictures /info (makers users company logo's etc) of old (victorian - now) bottles that relate to Glasgow. The motivation for this thread is finding things in my back garden and other places and thinking that there must be glasgow versions out there in HG land.
To start I have put up a collection of national bottles (i Have no intersting ones from Glasgow ) from an earthenware pot thread.
mrsam wrote: Pics as promised, these are examples of various types of glass ware mid/late victorian to 1930's/40's the kind of stuff that is found in dumps/middens and is often described as 'Victorian'
Descriptions are clockwise from top left and more details can be suplied on request.
'Rowentrees elect lemonade', 'Pecks' paste jar(think of the stuff in which all varieties taste the same and comes in the wee jars that won't fit a knife!), 'Licoricine' from Newcastle - a health tonic, and 'Hinds honey and almond cream'
Cream jug, Poison container (note colour and ribed sides), and Bovril jar
'James Wilson Edinburgh' - soft drinks bottle(or beer)
'Schweppes' torpedo style Pop bottle
Later 1900's soft drinks bottle (lasting as a design till now but with changes to the cap/ stopper part)
The last 2 pictures depict 'ENO' fruit salt and C.W.S. ammonia and both have lables intact giveing a good idea of how these things originally looked. Mostly bottles are now found in the ground minus paper lables so in picture 2 the right hand bottle would be the most interesting feature(being ridged with a warning). Note also as literacy increases, the need to put nasty things in a purple/dark blue bottle decreases(so the bottle is clear and cheaper to make) but yet the ridging survives(along with a raised warning) and the paper lable is still dark blue
Mr Sam - archaeology graduate and collector of Victorian waste