Toiletries

Toiletries

Two small jars for cosmetics or toiletries. The one on the left is made of milk glass. The one on the right is embossed ‘Boots Cash Chemists’ and contained a greasy orange residue. It retained its rusted metal screw-on lid. Of 100 bottle necks sampled in this deposit from 1908, two had external screw threads, including this example. From the 1910s onward they become much more common and constitute the majority of bottle closures by the late 1920s. External screw thread necks also occur, rarely, on Victorian glass jars and ceramics. The glass, on these early specimens, is usually ground on top.

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April 6, 2015

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