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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 1900
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 this baby dress was worn by her husband, Victor Inglis, of Inglis Falls, as a baby (c. 1882).

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
Function This is a baby's feeding bottle. It would have been filled with milk.