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This gin bottle was recovered from excavations at the Quindaro Townsite, an archaeological district now part of Kansas City, KS. As the townsite dates from 1857 to 1863 this bottle was likely part of a later dumping episode. Walter and Alfred Gilbey were distillers in London, England. As their gin was widely counterfeited during prohibition they sand blasted three sides of their gin bottles to make them distinctive. The diamond shaped area would have held a paper label. On the clear side is embossed "FEDERAL LAW FORBIDS SALE OR REUSE OF THIS BOTTLE FULL 1/2 PINT W & A GILBEY LTD." The aluminum screw on cap repeats the Gilbey name.

Date: 1935-1964

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Item Number: 450417
Call Number: 14WY314-4904-3
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 450417

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