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Found at Swineabby Farm, Blackburn, West Lothian

Postcard of Bottle.
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This glass bottle with screw and washer stopper was found in 1981 at Swineabby Farm in Blackburn in West Lothian. It dates from the 19th century. The bottle is for aerated water and was produced for the Edinburgh firm Henry Ltd.

The bottle has the details of the manufacturer moulded on the front.

In Victorian times, advertising grew and was used by manufacturers as a way of appealing to their customers. Brand goods were developed and certain types of container were recycled. These included bottles which were a useful means of advertising products.

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Online ID: 000-100-002-908-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0098: National Museums Scotland
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  H.MEN 214
Date: 19th century
Material: Glass, green
Dimensions: 230 mm H x 65 mm Dia
Who: Hendry Ltd, Standard Aerated Water Works, Edinburgh (Maker)
Where: Scotland, Midlothian, Edinburgh
Scotland, West Lothian, Blackburn, Swineabby Farm
Description: Green glass bottle with screw and washer stopper, marked Hendry Ltd, Edinburgh, found during dredging operations at Swineabby Farm, Blackburn, West Lothian, in March 1981
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