Webber's Drugstore bottle, Bath, ca. 1900

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Webber's Drugstore bottle, Bath, ca. 1900

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This small glass bottle from around 1900 was found in Bath in 2009 during the digging of a new foundation.
Labeled "W.G. Webber Druggist Bath, ME," the bottle was used to hold some kind of medicine, possibly a cough syrup or elixir. Before the plastic bottle was available, glass bottles were the simplest way to package and sell medicines.

Walter G. Webber owned a drugstore at 94 Front Street from 1883 to 1906, the year of his death. Merton Webber reopened the drugstore in 1912 and later moved the business to 194 Front Street, where it closed for good in 1933.

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  • Title: Webber's Drugstore bottle, Bath, ca. 1900
  • Creator: Walter G. Webber
  • Creation Date: circa 1900
  • Subject Date: circa 1900
  • Locations:
    • Bath, Sagadahoc County, ME
  • Media: Glass
  • Dimensions: 14.3 cm x 5.2 cm x 5.2 cm
  • Local Code: PFL.2009.1
  • Object Type: Physical Object

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