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Rochester Germicide Bottle
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Details

Object ID 002617

Object Name Rochester Germicide Bottle

Object Desc Large bottle for a disinfecting solution by Rochester Germicide Co.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002323

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Cleaning Products

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Room 9, Shelf 7

Object Date

Start Year Range 1888

End Year Range 1930

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Rochester Germicide Co.,Germicide,Chemicals,cleaner,glassware,


Title Rochester Germicide Bottle

Description Large, clear glass bottle. Cork top. Embossed text is upside down, which may indicate that the bottle gradually filled into a different container as it was used.

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 8.75

Length 3.75

Width 3.25

Depth 0

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Rochester Germicide Co.

Maker Details It began in 1888, when two men, Daniel N. Calkins and Clarence P. Crowell, purchased the Rochester, New York Agency of the Aromatic Disinfecting Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, a company that supplied equipment and “disinfecting” fluid for restrooms. Under the new company name of Rochester Germicide Company, improvements in the system were made and expansion into manufacturing other products began. By 1907, Rochester Germicide had opened sales offices in Boston, Toronto, Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Cleveland and was manufacturing and selling hand soaps, floor cleaners, disinfectants, and insecticides. Over the next several decades Rochester Germicide's product line grew primarily through the needs of and ideas from its customers. The number of branch offices gradually expanded from the original six to include most of the major metropolitan areas throughout the United States.

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY2323

Description

Conditions

Date JUL 3,2014

Summary Fair

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Cork is missing, the bottle has some residue towards the opening on the inside. No cracks or chips in the glass.


Events

Date JUL 3,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 9 from Room 4, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin


Date JUL 3,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 2 from Room 4, Shelf 9 - automatic entry by admin


Date MAY 2,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9 from Room 4, Shelf 2 - automatic entry by admin


Date OCT 2,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 6 from Room 9 - automatic entry by admin


Date OCT 2,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 9, Shelf 7 from Room 9, Shelf 6 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

Notes