Hires bottle, contained concentrated Root Beer for home use, bottle is embossed on four sides, HIRES Household Extract, Philadelphia, PA. Manufactured by The Charles E. Hires Co., For Home Use, 4 1/2" tall, 1 1/4" square base with rounded corners, 12 and a backward 6 on the bottom, short neck, extract top. Product was introduced and retailed at Exposition of 1876. The bottles contained a liquid extract and syrup that could be mixed by the buyer by simply combining with water, sugar and yeast to create the root beer drink. Due to the Temperance Movement the term ROOT BEER was not embossed on the bottles at this time. Glass is clean and clear, light hue of green tint to the glass. It would have originally had cork stopper. See photos. We have several other flavoring extract bottles listed for sale. See last photo
Bottle is empty, we have photographed it with colored water to illustrated embossed lettering and graphics on the bottle.
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