The amber glass Gail Borden half gallon milk bottle was patented in 1857. The bottle's design features the profile of Gail Borden within a white circle. He invented a process for condensing milk that preserved it without refrigeration.
Used to mount and separate electrical power and signalling lines on poles, this clear glass insulator is made up of several parts that give it a distinctive shape: the rounded dome and crown, a wire ridge and groove, skirt, and base.
This clear glass insulator has a top groove and was used to mount and separate electrical power and signalling lines on poles. It has a round base and is embossed with "U.S.A. 4-56 & Kimble - 830 Tempered."
These rimless glasses have a gold wire nose piece with spring hinges. The hard hinged case is lined with red felt and includes a faded pink glass cleaning cloth with commercial information from Southern Optical Company, Shreveport, Louisiana.
Oval glass lenses are joined by a thin piece of brass with a brass nose piece covered in leather padding. The lenses are inserted into narrow frames and held in place by screws and solder. The glasses are accompanied by a fitted leather case.
The amethyst glass child's cup with a pedestal base has a molded handle. The pressed design includes diagonal bands with flowers and striped markings, and the top of the cup is embossed with a pointed border.
This heavy, clear shot glass has a worn gold rim at the top. The outside of the glass has a beveled pattern that is repeated on the upper interior as well. The small glass is designed to measure liquor.
This light blue glass fire extinguisher held water and fire retardant chemicals that could be released when the container was thrown at the base of a fire to shatter, and extinguish flames. One end of this oval container has been resealed.
Both the base and chimney or shade of this kerosene lamp are clear glass. The base portion, used to contain kerosene or oil includes a cotton wick, and is decorated with an embossed vine design. Kerosene lamps were widely used until the invention...
Medical equipment & supplies; Bags; Glassware; Containers; Leather goods
This worn black leather medicine bag has a thick leather handle attached with "D" rings. It has a metal latch to lock the case. One side of the case overlaps the other when the bag is closed. One side of the interior contains 11 tall glass test...
Instructions printed on a paper label for a package of Ramon's Laxative cold tablets are included inside a worn brown leather medicine bag. The text of the label reads: "1 ingredient reduces fever, another stops aches and pains and then having...