This clear glass bottle is shaped like a shoe with a lace design on the top. The opening of the bottle is located at the toe of the shoe. The aging process has given the bottle a frosted or etched appearance.
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.
This brass preserving kettle is believed to be about 150 years old. The wire handle is attached with two copper screws at each side. Kettles such as this were used in the process of preserving fruit by cooking the fruit with sugar.