Bottle - Beer or Wine, Glass, C W & Co, circa 1874-circa 1900 Archaeology Reg. No: HA 1498

One dark green glass beer or wine bottle base. Maker's mark: 'C W & Co'. Was manufactured in a vented mould with a separate base plate, suggesting it was made after circa 1874 but before circa 1900.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Godden Mackay Logan Heritage Consultants, 2010
Discipline: Archaeology - Historical
Dimensions: 64.1 mm (Diameter)

More information

Tagged with: world heritage, royal exhibition building, archaeology, food beverages, alcohol
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection, Royal Exhibition Building Western Forecourt Collection
Primary Classification: HISTORICAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Secondary Classification: (To Be Classified)
Tertiary Classification: (to be classified)
Activity: Beverage storage
Specific Activity: Bottle
Trench Unit Number: J13
Manufacturer: c 1874-c 1900
References: Jones and Sullivan 1985: 28; Miller et al 2000: 8
  1. [Book], Catherine Sullivan, Olive Jones, The Parks Canada Glass Glossary for the Description of Containers, Tableware, Flat Glass and Closures, Parks Canada, 1985, 1985, 28 Pages
  2. [Article - Journal] Miller, George L., et al. Telling Time for Archaeologists. Newsletter of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology. 29: 1-22., 2000, 8 Pages


Carlos Posted on 06 Jul 2011 5:02 PM
Hi My name is Carlos i'm from Costa Rica,i just want to tell that years ago i made a hole in my back yard and i found a bottle with a mark at the bottom CW & co same like this, but the bottle is complete is dark green, just want to share it with you, and i would like to know more about that bottle is a mistery for me, thank for listen.
cindy Posted on 01 Feb 2012 11:44 AM
I bought one of these bottles today for 99 cent at a thrift store. If you need a full picture let me know.
Adrian Revell Posted on 08 Apr 2012 12:35 PM
I have one of these old dark green bottles, complete in good condition. My brother used to be a bridge and wharf carpenter on Sydney's Pyrmont Bridge in the 1970's and gave me a dozen different bottles, dredged when replacing bridge pylons. Regards
david ayres Posted on 29 Apr 2013 4:27 PM
found a lot of intersting bottles,during our drought in lakes albert and alexandrina one is CW&Co built between 1790 - 1820 , found at Point Sturt in lake alexandrina this is the area where Captain Charles Sturt was in 1830 would love to send picture
Vanessa Hernandez Posted on 02 May 2013 8:20 AM
Hi, last week I found a similar bottle on the beach in the Caribbean island of Puerto Rico. It is well known that English sailors and pirates navigated these seas during the 18th and 19th century. I found it very interesting!

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