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These bottle bases were recovered during excavations at Constitution Hall in Lecompton. Each base shows a pontil scar, also called a ring pontil, that indicates the bottle was made using a blow pipe. This type of scar is common from the 1750s through the 1910s, though their frequency began to decline with the advent of bottle making machines in the 1880s. The hall was constructed in 1855 and functioned in a variety of different roles. Constitution Hall is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and is a National Historical Landmark for its role in the 1857 Lecompton Constitution.

Date: 1855-1919

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Item Number: 507202
Call Number: 14DO321-12060; -10515 & -14005
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 507202

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