Overall: 10 x 3 1/2 in. ( 25.4 x 8.9 cm )
written: on paper label; "1775-1783/ Revolutionary War/ RUM BOTTLE/ fould in Hessian Hut 54/ Camp of 17th British Regt. Foot/ Prescott Ave near 204th St./ April 15, 1917"
Olive green, non-lead, blown glass bottle; bottle blown in a dip mold and has a cylindrical neck with applied string rim, rounded shoulders, and a cylindrical body with a push-up and a pontil mark.
According to the accession records, this bottle was found on April 15, 1917 in Hessian Hut #54 in the British camp of the 17th Regiment of Foot between Seaman and Payson (formerly Prescott) Ave., in Inwood, New York City. The donor was the daughter of Oscar T. Barck, a member of the NYHS Field Exploration Committee.
Gift of Dorothy Barck
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.