Heinz, Noble & Company Bottle, 1869-1875

Summary

When Henry J. Heinz started his processed food business in 1869, he believed that consumers deserved only the best in quality. His competitors often used colored glass containers to hide impurities and disguise attempts to stretch the product. Heinz sold his goods in clear glass containers to show the purity and superiority of his products.

When Henry J. Heinz started his processed food business in 1869, he believed that consumers deserved only the best in quality. His competitors often used colored glass containers to hide impurities and disguise attempts to stretch the product. Heinz sold his goods in clear glass containers to show the purity and superiority of his products.

Artifact

Bottle

Date Made

1869-1875

Creators

Heinz, Noble & Company 

Place of Creation

United States 

Creator Notes

Made for Heinz, Noble & Company by an unknown manufacturer.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

Object ID

53.41.142

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of H.J. Heinz Co.

Material

Glass (Material)

Color

Aqua (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 8.25 in

Diameter: 3 in

Weight: 12.4 oz

Inscriptions

on side: HEINZ & NOBLE / PITTSBURGH / PA

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