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Object ID # 1990.021.031
Object Name Bottle
Title Egyptian Balm Bottle
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Credit line In Memory of Edwin Miller
Year Range from 1928
Year Range to 1976
Artist Dominion Glass Company
Made New Hamburg
Place of Origin Canada
Description Small, vertical, clear glass bottle with a printed paper label affixed to front of bottle which reads, "Egyptian Balm / An exquisite preparation for chapped hands, face, lips and roughness of the skin" (made sometime between 1913-1976). Bottle has a black metal screw-on lid.
Provenance The item was formerly owned by Caroline Miller. The Millers lived in a farm house south of Hanover, Normanby Township, Grey County.
The last owner, Dorothy Miller (neƩ Miller), was married to Edwin Miller, a brother of the last two occupants of the Miller farmhouse - twin brothers, Noah and Aaron Miller.
Collection Bottles & Equipment, 20th-c Collection
Material Glass/Metal/Paper/Ink/Glue
Dimensions W-5 L-15 Dia-15 cm
Found Normanby Township (formerly), Municipality of West Grey, Grey County
People Miller, John & Caroline
Subjects Cosmetics & soap
Skin
Function Commercial unit container of a skin lotion product. It was bottled in a factory and likely retailed via a drugstore or mail-order catalogue.