19TH CENTURY SAN JOSE IN A BOTTLE
Tobin Gilman

www.facebook.com/19thcenturysanjoseinabottle
THE THANKSGIVING DAY DISASTER

November 29, 1900, Recreation Field, San Francisco
San Francisco & Pacific Glass Works, 15t...
AGENDA
•

Introduction to antique bottles

•

The downtown druggists

•

Soda & mineral waters

•

The breweries

•

Other...
“ANTIQUE” BOTTLES ARE HAND BLOWN, PRE1900
The Owens Automatic Bottle Machine was introduced in 1903
75% of hand blown bott...
MOLD EXAMPLES
PONTIL MARKS = PRE-1865
APPLIED TOPS
TOOLED TOPS
COMMON COLORS IN OLD GLASS BOTTLES

Amethyst - Manganese was added
as “decolorizing” agent to neutralize
impurities in san...
FINDING OLD BOTTLES

Dump Digging

Bottle Shows

Privy Digging

Bottle Auctions

Diving

eBay
WHERE DO YOU PUT ’EM?

in cabinets…
WHERE DO YOU PUT ’EM?

in windows…
WHERE DO YOU PUT ’EM?

in tile
19TH CENTURY SAN JOSE
THE DOWNTOWN DRUGGISTS
THE PATENT MEDICINE ERA
THE PATENT MEDICINE ERA
AUGUSTUS G. SCHOENHEIT
State Pioneer Dispensary, Founded 1854 , First & Market Streets

72 S. First Street, 1898
AUGUSTUS G. SCHOENHEIT
That Wondrous Liniment

The Specific A No. 1 Self Cure
DR. DODGE TOMLINSON, H.H.H. HORSE
MEDICINE
• FOR MAN
•

Guaranteed to cure Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Paralysis,
Diphtheria, P...
B.J. RHODES

Gates & Rhodes, address unknown

Rhodes & Lewis, 355 First Street

Nos. 13-15 West Santa Clara Street
CARSON-RILEY

47 E. Santa Clara Street, c. 1890 - 1896
J.G. MUNSON

12 S. First Street, c. 1890 - 1918
CURTIS & HENKLE DRUG CO.

69 N. First Street c. 1904 - 1916
CURTIS & HENKLE DRUG CO. 1904 - 1916

Dec. 12, 1908
Dec. 12, 1908

Sept. 14, 1913

Apr. 2, 1916
SODA & MINERAL WATERS
WILLIAMS BROTHERS & WINSLOW
New Almaden Mineral Water
F.L. PIOCHE
New Almaden Vichy Water
JOHN BALZHAUSER
San Jose Soda Works

344 Prevost Street 1891-1905

133 Locust, 1905-30s
PACIFIC CONGRESS SPRING

Alvinza Hayward & Darius Ogden Mills, 1866-1871
Lewis P. Sage & Lewis A. Sage, 1871-1907
AZULE SELTZER SPRING

Luther Mills, 1870s-80s (Mt. Eden Rd., Saratoga)
PAUL JEENICKE

Orchard and San Fernando Streets, 1890s
STEPHEN MARTINELLI

Watsonville, CA, 1868-Present
THE BREWERIES
THE FREDERICKSBURG BREWERY

Cinnabar and the Alameda 1869-1973 (demolished in 1980)
THE FREDERICKSBURG BREWERY
C.J. VATH
Rainier

Fourth Street and Virginia, 1901-1918
RUDOLPH SCHERF
National & Santa Clara

124 N. Sixth Street
SANTA CLARA BREWERY

George Lauck, 1870-1890s
Benton Street and Alviso Street,
Santa Clara
WHISKIES
Brassy

Jno. Graves

Joseph Cappa
FOOD BOTTLES
CANNING IN THE VALLEY OF HEARTS DELIGHT
SANITAS GRAPE FOOD CO.

University Avenue, Los Gatos, 1893-96
PALA GROVE OLIVE OIL

Home of Hanford & Mary Gordon, 5303 McKee Road
DAIRIES
LEARN MORE
BLURB - SELF PUBLISHING & PURCHASING
19TH CENTURY SAN JOSE IN A BOTTLE
Tobin Gilman

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This presentation was delivered at the New Almaden Quicksilver Mining Museum on November 16, 2013. It features a subset of content from the award winning book, 19TH CENTURY SAN JOSE IN A BOTTLE, as well as general interest material not included in the book.

I speak on this topic at local museums, libraries, schools, clubs, and events throughout the south bay. If you are interested in having me speak at an upcoming event, I can be contacted at tobingilman@hotmail.com.

If you would like to purchase the book, it is available in hardcover at:
http://www.blurb.com/b/4555302-19th-century-san-jose

and in softcover at:
http://www.blurb.com/b/4555151-19th-century-san-jose

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19th CENTURY SAN JOSE IN A BOTTLE presentation, 11 16-13

  1. 1. 19TH CENTURY SAN JOSE IN A BOTTLE Tobin Gilman www.facebook.com/19thcenturysanjoseinabottle
  2. 2. THE THANKSGIVING DAY DISASTER November 29, 1900, Recreation Field, San Francisco San Francisco & Pacific Glass Works, 15th Street between Folsom & Harrison
  3. 3. AGENDA • Introduction to antique bottles • The downtown druggists • Soda & mineral waters • The breweries • Other San Jose bottles • Learn more, Q & A
  4. 4. “ANTIQUE” BOTTLES ARE HAND BLOWN, PRE1900 The Owens Automatic Bottle Machine was introduced in 1903 75% of hand blown bottles are pre-1900, 95% pre-WWI
  5. 5. MOLD EXAMPLES
  6. 6. PONTIL MARKS = PRE-1865
  7. 7. APPLIED TOPS
  8. 8. TOOLED TOPS
  9. 9. COMMON COLORS IN OLD GLASS BOTTLES Amethyst - Manganese was added as “decolorizing” agent to neutralize impurities in sand. Exposure to UV light causes purple tinting. Aqua – result of naturally occurring iron impurities in sand
  10. 10. FINDING OLD BOTTLES Dump Digging Bottle Shows Privy Digging Bottle Auctions Diving eBay
  11. 11. WHERE DO YOU PUT ’EM? in cabinets…
  12. 12. WHERE DO YOU PUT ’EM? in windows…
  13. 13. WHERE DO YOU PUT ’EM? in tile
  14. 14. 19TH CENTURY SAN JOSE
  15. 15. THE DOWNTOWN DRUGGISTS
  16. 16. THE PATENT MEDICINE ERA
  17. 17. THE PATENT MEDICINE ERA
  18. 18. AUGUSTUS G. SCHOENHEIT State Pioneer Dispensary, Founded 1854 , First & Market Streets 72 S. First Street, 1898
  19. 19. AUGUSTUS G. SCHOENHEIT That Wondrous Liniment The Specific A No. 1 Self Cure
  20. 20. DR. DODGE TOMLINSON, H.H.H. HORSE MEDICINE • FOR MAN • Guaranteed to cure Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Paralysis, Diphtheria, Pleurisy, and radically cures all diseases where liniments can be used on persons. Internally, quick and positive in the cure of Cramps, Cholera, Morbus, and Inflammation of the Bowels. Dose, 20 to 30 drops in water. • FOR HORSES • Use for Strains, Sprained Joints, Sore Shoulders and Backs, Thrush in Feet, Scratches, Sweeny, Fistula, Pole Evil, Distemper, Curb, Splint, Blood or Bone Spavin, Ringbone, and will remove all Swellings and Callous Lumps left from Kicks or other Bruises, without injuring the growth of the hair. Has proved a sure cure for Epizooty. Will cure the worst case of Colic in ten minutes and relieve Bolts. Dose, 1 or 2 tablespoonful in a pint of milk-warm water.
  21. 21. B.J. RHODES Gates & Rhodes, address unknown Rhodes & Lewis, 355 First Street Nos. 13-15 West Santa Clara Street
  22. 22. CARSON-RILEY 47 E. Santa Clara Street, c. 1890 - 1896
  23. 23. J.G. MUNSON 12 S. First Street, c. 1890 - 1918
  24. 24. CURTIS & HENKLE DRUG CO. 69 N. First Street c. 1904 - 1916
  25. 25. CURTIS & HENKLE DRUG CO. 1904 - 1916 Dec. 12, 1908 Dec. 12, 1908 Sept. 14, 1913 Apr. 2, 1916
  26. 26. SODA & MINERAL WATERS
  27. 27. WILLIAMS BROTHERS & WINSLOW New Almaden Mineral Water
  28. 28. F.L. PIOCHE New Almaden Vichy Water
  29. 29. JOHN BALZHAUSER San Jose Soda Works 344 Prevost Street 1891-1905 133 Locust, 1905-30s
  30. 30. PACIFIC CONGRESS SPRING Alvinza Hayward & Darius Ogden Mills, 1866-1871 Lewis P. Sage & Lewis A. Sage, 1871-1907
  31. 31. AZULE SELTZER SPRING Luther Mills, 1870s-80s (Mt. Eden Rd., Saratoga)
  32. 32. PAUL JEENICKE Orchard and San Fernando Streets, 1890s
  33. 33. STEPHEN MARTINELLI Watsonville, CA, 1868-Present
  34. 34. THE BREWERIES
  35. 35. THE FREDERICKSBURG BREWERY Cinnabar and the Alameda 1869-1973 (demolished in 1980)
  36. 36. THE FREDERICKSBURG BREWERY
  37. 37. C.J. VATH Rainier Fourth Street and Virginia, 1901-1918
  38. 38. RUDOLPH SCHERF National & Santa Clara 124 N. Sixth Street
  39. 39. SANTA CLARA BREWERY George Lauck, 1870-1890s Benton Street and Alviso Street, Santa Clara
  40. 40. WHISKIES Brassy Jno. Graves Joseph Cappa
  41. 41. FOOD BOTTLES
  42. 42. CANNING IN THE VALLEY OF HEARTS DELIGHT
  43. 43. SANITAS GRAPE FOOD CO. University Avenue, Los Gatos, 1893-96
  44. 44. PALA GROVE OLIVE OIL Home of Hanford & Mary Gordon, 5303 McKee Road
  45. 45. DAIRIES
  46. 46. LEARN MORE
  47. 47. BLURB - SELF PUBLISHING & PURCHASING
  48. 48. 19TH CENTURY SAN JOSE IN A BOTTLE Tobin Gilman www.facebook.com/19thcenturysanjoseinabottle

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