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1887-ca. 1900 Vaseline CHESEBROUGH MFG Co pomade-style, mouth-blown, wide-mouth bottle

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  • Chestnut street, Grafton, OH 44044 (map)
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One of the FIRST ever Vaseline glass bottles!

Field Find while arrowhead hunting. Soaked in warm water only and rinsed no chemicals or soaps used to clean it. 2.75" TALL
No cracks or chips in glass

The Society of Historical archaeology Inc. has an online PDF (Vaseline2015.pdf) to help identify it along with Many many other websites that can help! There are 4 dots on the bottom 3 in a line w/ one to the side as pictured best I could focus it in.

Style A – CHESEBROUGH MFG Co (arch) / VASELINE (horizontal) on the front face.

Variation 1 – Mouth blown, one-part, rounded finish, some solarized amethyst (ca. 1887-ca. 1900)

Chesebrough
probably first packaged Vaseline in glass
bottles ca. 1887. These pomade-style,
mouth-blown, wide-mouth bottles would
have been the initial containers.
The one-part finishes were made for corks. At some point, a label identifying the product was pasted onto the
top of the cork. Wilson & Wilson noted that “there were
probably 30 or more variants of the Vaseline pots made between 1887 and the turn of the century. . . . The stopper tops were made in automatic
bottle machines after the [turn of the century] for a number of years before screw tops were made.”

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