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Object ID # 1962.012.002
Object Name Bottle, Nursing
Title Feeding Bottle
Lexicon category 4: T&E For Materials
Year Range from 1892
Year Range to 1930
Artist Glassmaker: FF&W
Made FF&W glass factory
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Clear pressed glass "boat style" baby bottle with rubber? nipple. It is shaped so that it rests on one side. It has only a remnant of its rubber nipple now. It has embossed (molded) calibrations (ounces?) or gradation marks. The bottom end has "FF&W" embossed in its molding. The neck of the bottle angles up to where the nipple attaches.
Makers mark "F&W" molded in raised lettering at the bottom end
Provenance The last owner, Hazel Inglis (neƩ Craig), reported that item might have accompanied a baby dress that was worn by her husband, Victor Inglis, of Inglis Falls, as a baby (b. 1892).

Mr. Inglis lived for many years at "Inglis Falls", Derby Township, Grey County.

What glassmaker used the mark "FF&W" Was it an American or British company??? Is it a late 19th-century item??

There was a Franklin Flint Glass Works (American). However the mark is definitely an ampersand, not at G, so this is likely not the same company.
Collection Bottles & Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Glass/Rubber
Dimensions H-4.5 W-10.5 L-16 cm
Found Derby Township (formerly), Township of Georgian Bluffs, Grey County
People Inglis, Victor
Subjects Babies
Bottle feeding
Bottles
Milk
Search Terms Inglis Falls
Function This is a baby's feeding bottle. It would have been filled with milk.