Fans in Bottles

Full Pictures and Close-ups: Fans with Pompoms

Height Bottle Markings
9 1/2" tall, 3 3/16" square Pharmacy bottle embossed "James Bruce Phamacists Cor Perry & Prospect Sts Cleveland O.", 2 part mold with applied lip
Description, including signature and date
This bottle contains two fans, one on top of a frame surrounding the bottom fan. Dangling from the locking stopper are green pompoms; yellow pompoms hang from the upper fan, and multicolored pompoms are glued onto the bottom. The embossing on the bottle has a mortar and pestle as well as the name and address of the pharmacy.

In the 1900 census, James Bruce was age 64, proprietor of his pharmacy, which puts the bottle's date probably in he 1880-1910 range.

On the right is a picture of the bottle when it was found, with all the parts fallen down.