Accession number: 2019.275.1
Date: 1936 – 1940
Marks/Label: Marks on base: 4 ; unidentified; diamond; unidentified
Side: Chas. H. Fletcher in cursive
Side: CASTORIA in capital letters
Narrative: Unearthed by the donor on his property in South Harbour, NS in 2019.
Description: Clear glass bottle with embossed markings on sides and base. Side panels are depressed or sunken. Both facing panels are not embossed. Lip has a continuous-thread finish for a screw cap.
History of Use: The Chas. H. Fletcher Castoria brand was widely produced since1890 when Charles H Fletcher used his facsimile signature as the trademark. This bottle may be dated to a specific period based on its characteristics. The continuous-thread was introduced ca 1936. Around 1940 the style changed to no sunken side panels and short necks, retaining the continuous threading.