Dating ginger bottles

20 Jan

Big Easy Bucha supports the health and well-being of Gulf Coast communities by sourcing from small farmers and pouring a portion of the proceeds from our beverages back into regional charities.

5 Bark-Root Tonic - Celro-Kola Co., Portland, Ore.

) the product first claimed to have been sold in 1830 and continued (apparently) until about 1843 when it was renamed "Rowan's Improved Tonic..." and the bottles (likely) began to be embossed as such (I believe IMPROVED / TONIC on one side? Not sure of the precise dates of manufacture, but suffice to say 1830s and 1840s...early!

In any event these are early, crude, and light glass bottles that have a lot of appeal for an aqua medicine bottle.

This example has been professionally cleaned as most non-stained examples have been.

These bottles are of a glass type that apparently stains easily and/or are all found in areas (SC) that are prone to staining glass with highly basic or alkaline soils?