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Object ID 002608

Object Name J.R. Watkins Glass Bottle

Object Desc Small glass bottle with J.R. Watkins & Co. embossed on the front.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002314

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Food Containers


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 14

Object Date

Start Year Range 1870

End Year Range 1930

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords J.R. Watkins & Co.,glassware,bottles,

Title J.R. Watkins Glass Bottle

Description Small glass bottle with "J.R. Watkins & Co." embossed in cursive on the front.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6

Length 2.25

Width 1.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker J.R. Watkins & Co.

Maker Details The J. R. Watkins Company began in 1868 as a small home-based business in Plainview, Minnesota, founded by entrepreneur Joseph Ray Watkins. As business increased, in 1885 operations were moved from Plainview to Winona, Minnesota. Watkins distributed many different types of household products including cleaning products, food extracts and flavorings, cosmetics, home remedies, and other products. Still in existence.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2314



Date JUL 2,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Considering the bottle's age, it is in fair condition. There is a small crack on the right side of the front facing part of the bottle. Small amoutns of residue on the bottom.


Date JUL 2,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date JUL 2,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 1 from Room 4, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin

Date AUG 29,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 14 from Room 4, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin