Object ID 001343
Object Name Baker's Flavoring Extract Bottle
Object Desc Glass bottle from Baker's Extract Company.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY001138
General Category History
Category Food Containers
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location H. Grafman Grocery Exhibit
Start Year Range 1890
End Year Range 1920
Status On Exhibit
Object Keywords Baker's Extract Co.,bottles,flavorings,baking,
Title Baker's Flavoring Extract Bottle
Description Glass cork bottle. Green liquid inside is for aesthetic pruposes, not the original extract. Front reads: Baker's Flavoring Extracts. Left side reads: Full Measure. Right side reads: Strength and Purity.
Approx Collection Date
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
Place of Origin
Maker Baker's Chocolate
Maker Details The Baker Chocolate Company is the oldest producer of chocolate in the United States. The company was initially established when a physician named Dr. James Baker met John Hannon on the banks of the Neponset River. Irishman John Hannon was penniless but was a skilled chocolatier, a craft which he had learned in England and which was, until now, exclusive to Europe. With the help of Baker, Hannon was able to set up a business where he produced “Hannon’s Best Chocolate” for 15 years. In 1779, Hannon went on a trip to the West Indies and never returned. His wife sold the company in 1780 to Dr. Baker who changed the name to Baker Chocolate Company.
Date JAN 28,2014
Assessor Ben Locke
Notes Bottle intact without any cracks. Could be cleaned up on the back side. All text still legible.