Beer Bottle

2021/011
Beer bottle

SKU: 2021/011 Category:

Description

A beer bottle found in the River Irvine below the Laigh Milton Viaduct during conservation works (1995-96). The raised lettering on the bottle indicates:

TURNER & EWING
KILMARNOCK
ESTABLISHED
1810
REGISTERED BOTTLE

It is believed the bottle may have been thrown into the river by a workman building (or maintaining) the railway or by a passenger on one of the many trains taking people on outings from Kilmarnock to Troon. The viaduct was closed to traffic in 1846. The bottle in all probability will date between 1810 and 1846.

Additional information

Acquisition Number

2021/011

Item Type

Short Description

Beer bottle

Manufactured by

Date of Manufacture

c.1815

Sub-items

None

Supporting Items

None

Makers Number

None

Marks

None

Dimensions (mm)

232 (H) x 58 (dia). Weight 430 g.

Donor

Date Donated

December 2021

Materials

Glass

Condition

Good (some chipped glass at the top)

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