Flask, 1833-1835

Summary

Glass factories in America began producing inexpensive, mold-formed flasks in the early 1800s. These figured flasks often were decorated with symbols of national pride or political or cultural affiliation. Other flasks provided advertisement for the glass company. Owners of Wheat, Price and Company, in Wheeling, West Virginia, molded their name and an image of their factory on this flask.

Glass factories in America began producing inexpensive, mold-formed flasks in the early 1800s. These figured flasks often were decorated with symbols of national pride or political or cultural affiliation. Other flasks provided advertisement for the glass company. Owners of Wheat, Price and Company, in Wheeling, West Virginia, molded their name and an image of their factory on this flask.

Artifact

Flask (Bottle)

Date Made

1833-1835

Creators

Wheat, Price & Company 

Fairview Glass Works 

Place of Creation

United States, West Virginia, Wheeling 

Creator Notes

Made for Wheat, Price & Company at Fairview Glass Works.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

Object ID

60.10.17

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Glass (Material)
Blown glass
Mold-blown glass

Technique

Glassblowing
Blow molding

Color

Olive green

Dimensions

Height: 6.625 in

Width: 4.25 in

Length: 1.75 in

Weight: 8.2 oz

Inscriptions

pressed on front: WHEAT PRICE & CO. / WHEELING, VA pressed on back: FAIR VIEW WORKS

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