Early Burroughs Wellcome bottle

Clear glass pills bottle for the ‘Tabloid’ range, embossed with a monogram superimposing the letters B W Co, and the registration number, Rd 12029, dating the registration of the patent to 1884/5. External screw-thread with ground glass on top.


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June 1, 2019


  1. Ken Shaw

    Found one of these bottles without a top whilst digging in Osgodby, Yorkshire, UK. There was no registration number present & the shape of the letter ‘B’ was slightly different The underside of the bottle was embossed with the number 6 (or possibly 8) presumably the mould number. A mold seam ran up the entire length of the bottle including the threaded finish. Any thoughts on the date?

  2. doug

    I dug a bottle here in the USA “B.W.&CO.” on the
    bottom of the bottle. Bottles fromthis dig are from the 40’s – 60’s mostly.
    No other marks. Would this be the same company?

    • Tom Licence

      Yes, Doug, that would be the same company. Thanks for the info, Tom


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