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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 ...

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

  • 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, 15th Street between Folsom & Harrison
  • AGENDA • Introduction to antique bottles • The downtown druggists • Soda & mineral waters • The breweries • Other San Jose bottles • Learn more, Q & A
  • “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
  • 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 sand. Exposure to UV light causes purple tinting. Aqua – result of naturally occurring iron impurities in sand
  • 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, 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.
  • 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 www.facebook.com/19thcenturysanjoseinabottle