Vintage 1920’s Glass Bottles


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Three vintage glass bottles all from the 1920’s (exact manufacturing dates are undetermined).

-Illinois Glass Company Pharmaceutical Bottle

  • This bottle has “3IV” embossed on the front, this was a pharmaceutical measurement equivalent to 4oz. Its said that bottles like these were manufactured and sold to pharmacies which would fill them with medications. The bottle has the classic mark for the Illinois Glass Company (1873 – 1929), this bottle was made by machine and was likely made in the early 1920’s.
  • Size: 5.4cm x 3.1cm x 14.7cm
  • Condition: Used – Good, lots of air bubbles in the glass, small flake on the front of the bottle

-Listerine Bottle

  • Lambert Pharmacal Company Listerine Glass Bottle made in the 1920’s as well. The manufacturers mark on the bottom is very faint but appears to possibly Consumer Glass considering the bottle is from Canada. This is a cork bottle and is machine made so it is likely from the 1920’s.
  • Size: 5.9cm x 5.9cm x 14cm
  • Condition: Used – Very Good, lots of bubbles in the glass, some scratching, no chips or cracks

-Hires Household Extract

  • Hires produced various extracts but is most known for their Rootbeer extract. All four sides of the bottle are embossed “Hires Household Extract”, “For Home Use”, “Manufactured by The Charles e. Hires Co”, and “Philadelphia, PA. U.S.A”. The bottom of the bottle has the number 112 embossed. This is a machine made cork bottle likely made in the 1920’s.
  • Size: 4.1cm x 4.1cm x 11.6cm
  • Condition: Used – Very Good, no chips or cracks, some scratches

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Vintage 1920's Glass Bottles