Ingrams Milk Weed Cream Bottle
Complete milk glass bottle with embossed writing below lip reading Ingrams Milk Weed Cream. The bottle is complete and measures 5.7 cm in height and 4.5 cm wide at the base. Its opening at the top measures 3.1 cm in diameter. It has a threaded top, but no top was found. On the bottom surface it is embossed with “Bottle Pat D” followed by “No 481951”. These characters are marked in a circle around the bottom surface.
Fredrick F. Ingram & Co.
Selective Surface collection, east Stanley Park, Historic Chatham Township (modern Summit, New Jersey)
Drew University, Department of Anthropology, Drew University Passaic River Survey
The artifact is a bottle for a cosmetic product called “Ingram’s Milkweed Cream” which based on the patent number, the jar was patented around the 1880s. The style of bottle ranges to as recently as the 1920s. The same bottle type is pictured in ads including one found from 1915. This product was produced by Fredrick F. Ingram & Co. and a fairly common cosmetic product geared towards women.
Fredrick F. Ingram & Co., “DUPRS_0030,” Drew University Library Special Collections, accessed June 6, 2023, http://omeka.drew.edu/items/show/686.