Bottle, medicine; Walbridge Co; [?]; 2010.37

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Name/Title

Bottle, medicine

About this object

Medicine bottle; a green bottle, moulded in two halves. Square-shaped with arched recesses on each face. Embossed on each recess: "Walbridge Co, Dunsmuir Cal, Cathedral Brand, Celebrated Remedy, Chief Wahoo, Electr G. Tonic".

Maker

Walbridge Co

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

[?]

Place Made

[?]

Medium and Materials

processed material, glass;
organic, vegetal, wood, cork.

Inscription and Marks

Embossed on the sides: 'WALBRIDGE Co / DUNSMUIRCAL / CATHEDRAL / BRAND / CELEBRATED / REMEDY / CHIEF WAHOO / EIECTR G TONIC'

Measurements

h 110mm x l 50mm x w 50mm

Subject and Association Keywords

technology, manufactures, packaging

Credit Line

From the collection of Owaka Museum Wahi Kahuika The Meeting Place "a rest on your journey"

Object Type

Container

Object number

2010.37

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

Comments
Liz 17 Aug 2015 15:40 PM,UTC

Additional Info:,I have a 3" tall deep ruby red bottle. Same imperfections and embossing as described in previous comments. "Celebrated Remedy", "Cathedral Brand", "Chief Wahoo Electric Tonic", "Walbridge Co. Dunsmuir Cal." Can't remember how I obtained it...but I know I've had it since 1970. I was living in CA at the time. I can not make out the tiny copyright on bottom of bottle??ATOM?? And a "C" (copyright)

Liz 17 Aug 2015 15:09 PM,UTC

I have a 3" tall deep ruby red bottle. Same imperfections and embossing as described in previous comments. Can't remember how I obtained it...but I know I've had it since 1970.

Liz 17 Aug 2015 15:08 PM,UTC

I have a 3" tall deep ruby red bottle. Same imperfections and embossing as described in previous comments. Can't remember how I obtained it...but I know I've had it since 1970.

Liz 17 Aug 2015 15:07 PM,UTC

I have a 3" tall deep ruby red bottle. Same imperfections and embossing as described in previous comments. Can't remember how I obtained it...but I know I've had it since 1970.

Susie 26 Jun 2015 08:00 AM,UTC

I inherited one of these little green bottles from my beloved in-laws here in Australia. Mine has the "MADE IN TAIWAN" embossing in the glass on the base, and rather than the side embossing of "ELECT G. TONIC" as noted in "Inscription and Marks", mine very clearly says "ELECTRIC TONIC" so perhaps the 'EIECTR G TONIC'/'ELECT G. TONIC' inscription listed above was an imperfect stamping in the making of that example.

Barret 29 Apr 2015 22:55 PM,UTC

I have the same bottle but it's a much deeper, richer green color and it doesn't say "Made in Taiwan" on the bottom. It has just a small, round indention on the bottom as a marker. I was surprised to the "Made in Taiwan" marker on this bottle, but it's still beautiful.

Jane 02 Nov 2014 17:23 PM,UTC

Wouldn't the "made in taiwan" embossed on the bottom indicate these are mass made in the not that distant past?

connie basque 09 Feb 2014 03:00 AM,UTC

nice bottle ,i have one here,. acually i got a few ,differet ones ,was just curious about them,

Paul 25 Nov 2010 21:39 PM,UTC

These bottles occasionally come up on auction site and sell for around $10. Here's an example:

http://www.bonanza.com/booths/jilwil/items/Vintage_Green_Cathedral_Brand_Tonic_Bottle

Angela Pino 20 Nov 2010 18:56 PM,UTC

Hello
I wanted to know how old these bottle are, we have two more in the color of yellow. Do you know how much they're worth.

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