R.Whites ginger beer bottle

Object number

LDVAL 2007.25.3

Date

after 1890 – before 1895

Description

Small courseware bottle which contained R. Whites brewed ginger beer.

In 1890 R. White & sons purchased the Van factory in Axe Street, Barking. They improved the premises and became a public company in 1894. The factory was finally demolished in 1972/3 when White's relocated to East Ham.

Physical description

Courseware bottle with a deeply tapered neck. The main body of the bottle is covered in a cream glaze, at centre front of which is a black design showing details of the contents and maker within a paper scroll. The shoulders and neck of the bottle are covered in a brown glaze. The neck is think and the stopper is missing.

Condition

Good

Type

Bottle

Size

Whole height: 170mm
Diameter: 70mm

Collection type

Social history

Inscription

Mark Transfer On front: R. WHITE’S BREWED GINGER BEER 40 YEARS UNRIVALLED WORKS: BARKING PLEASE REPLACE STOPPER
Mark Stamped Reverse: Bourne 4 Denby

Alternative reference

Entry Number 1692/3 (2007-05-23)

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Gallery

Metadata
Start dateafter 1890
End datebefore 1895
InstitutionValence House Museum
TypeBottle
Collection typeSocial history