Object ID 001195
Object Name Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
Object Desc An empty clear glass bottle of Worcestershire Sauce made by Lea & Perrins. No lid.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001023
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Start Year Range
End Year Range
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords worcestershire sauce,Lea & Perrins,bottles,cooking,
Title Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce
Description Empty glass bottle that used to contain Worcestershire Sauce made by Lea & Perrins. The bottle has raised letters surround the base of the neck of the bottle stating what type of sauce it is. Written vertically below the word Worcestershire is the maker Lea & Perrins. On the bottom of the glass bottle are raised letters and number ACBC 8817. The original cap or cork is missing from the bottle.
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Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Dimension Details The bottle opening is .75 inches in diameter. 3.00 in in circumference for the neck of the bottle.
Place of Origin
Maker Lea & Perrins
Maker Details The story of Lea & Perrins famous Worcestershire Sauce begins in the early 1800s, in the county of Worcester. Returning home from his travels in Bengal, Lord Sandys, a nobleman of the area, was eager to duplicate a recipe he'd acquired. On Lord Sandys' request, two chemists, John Lea and William Perrins, made up the first batch of the sauce. In 1839, John Duncan, a New York entrepreneur, ordered a small quantity of Lea & Perrins Worcestershire Sauce. In the space of a few short years Duncan was importing large shipments to keep up with demand. Lea & Perrins was the only commercially bottled condiment in the U.S., and Americans loved it right away. Almost 170 years later, Lea & Perrins sauce remains a favorite in households across the U.S. The top of the bottle can be dated from at least the 1850s until the 1930s.
Date JAN 11,2014
Assessor Brooke Uhl
Notes Some edge wear, but otherwise the glass bottle is great shape.