Ginger ale bottle

Object Number: 
1949.186
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 19 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
in relief: on obverse: "GINGER/ ALE," "TRADE/ MARK/ REGISTERED," and "J.F.K." (in star) in relief: on reverse: "J. F. KNOBEL/ 211/ NOSTRAND AV./ BROOKLYN" in relief: on underside of base: "K"
Description: 
Aquamarine machine-made glass ginger ale bottle with wide, rounded collar; short, cylindrical neck; sloped down shoulder; and cylindrical body with "GINGER ALE" and other inscriptions on obverse and "J. F. KNOBEL 211 NOSTRAND AV. BROOKLYN on reverse.
Gallery Label: 
This bottle was found by Joseph Rapport and Richard J. Koke, past New-York Historical Society staff members, in the course of an excavation on South Street, near Whitehall Street, on July 8, 1949.
Credit Line: 
Recovered by New-York Historical Society staff
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group