This antique Demijohn bottle was used for transporting bulk liquids in the 19th century. The bottle is approximately 5 gallons in size and comes in its original wooden shipping box. The box is marked on two sides: “Newman’s Improved Boxed Demijohn, 7th & Irwin Sts., manufactured by the Pacific Coast Glass Works”. One other side is marked “5 Gal.”, and the top is marked “Glass With Care”. Our research on this company dates this Demijohn bottle from 1862 – 1875. The light green colored bottle is approximately 17 ½” tall and 10 ½” in diameter, with no chips or cracks. The shipping box is almost complete (missing a couple narrow strips of wood) and still contains about 60% of the original dried grass and straw packing material used to protect the bottle. The wooden box is approximately 24” x 13” x 12”. This is a wonderful example of an original wooden boxed demijohn bottle.
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