AMBER FLASK WITH THREADED STOPPER, WHITNEY GLASS WORKS, CA. 1880s – 1900

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Item Code: 998-1367

This is an amber glass flask with Whiney’s patented glass “threaded stopper”. Beautiful amber color throughout; mold seam. “WHITNEY / GLASS WORKS” in raised letters on the bottom. Features threaded stopper patented by Whitney in 1861. Stopper has finished edge, two raised nibs, and “PAT / 1861”. All in excellent condition.

Whitney Glass Works -- Although the glass plant had a much older history, Thomas and Samuel Whitney began to operate the Harmony Glass Works as the Whitney Brothers in 1839. In 1885, the firm became the Whitney Glass Works, until the Owens Bottle Mfg. Co. purchased the factories in 1918. The Whitneys produced a large variety of fruit jars and bottles of many types.

Samuel Whitney, 1861 Glass Stopper Patent -- S.A. Whitney received Patent No. 31,046 for an “Improved Glass Stopper for Bottles” on January 1, 1861. The threaded stopper fit into a set of internal threads. The stopper was to be made of glass. Two protrusions at the top of the stopper allowed any type of metal rod to be inserted to create pressure to remove (or tighten) the closure. For “a bottle and flask with screw-in stopper.”  [jet] [ph:L]

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