H998.6.1 - Pickle bottle c. 1880-1900

Catalogue Number
H998.6.1
Object Name
Bottle
Object Type
Condiment
Culture
Canadian
Origin Country
Scotland
Origin Municipality
Glasgow
Use Country
Canada
Use Province / Territory
British Columbia
Use Municipality
Vancouver
Dates/Period
1880s, 1890s
Date
1880 to 1900
Artifact History

This is a glass pickle bottle found near an old logging trail in Pacific Spirit Park, on the University Endowment Lands in Vancouver, B.C. According to Al Bowen bottles of this type were commonly used by retailers for storing preserves, especially pickles, c. 1880-1900 and are often found in association with old logging camps.

General Artifact History

Rowat's premises were orininally in Craigton Road, Govan. One hundred years later, the firm has moved to Hillington Industrial Estate but is still making pickles and sauces.

Manufacturer
Rowat & Co, Glasgow
Associated Vancouver Neighbourhood

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Physical Description
Upright molded green glass bottle with slim neck; thumb-sized ridges on shoulder of bottle increase in size at the four corners; square body with lettering molded onto front which reads: "Rowat & Co. Glasgow Reg'd No 13/2762"; base of bottle square with molded lettering: "B & Co Ltd." and under this: "K 352"; large crack on bottle front through lettering.
Material
Glass
Colour
Green
Parts
Artifact Part Height (cm) Length (cm) Width (cm) Depth (cm) Diameter (cm) Thickness (cm) Weight
24.00 7.00 7.00
Technique
Molded, machine made
Nomenclature
Department
History
Source
Neher, Judith