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

Bottle, medicine; Walbridge Co; [?]; 2010.37
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 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
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Liz17 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)
Liz17 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.
Liz17 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.
Liz17 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.
Susie26 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.
Barret29 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.
Jane02 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 basque09 Feb 2014 03:00 AM,UTC
nice bottle ,i have one here,. acually i got a few ,differet ones ,was just curious about them,
Paul25 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 Pino20 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.