It features a Very Crudely Mold-Blown Green Amber Colored Glass and Displays Great. The Top of the Bottle is a Crudely "Applied" Double-Ring-Collar "Lip-Finish" which is Great Looking. The Front-Side is Embossed with Very Crude, Large, Early Style "Font" Letters which Read: U. The Base is depicts a star shaped pattern which is a known base variant with the other base variant reading SDS. No "Pontil-Scar" but is also Full of Great Hand-Made Crudity and Overall Attractiveness.CONDITION: The Bottle is in "Excellent" Original, Antique Great Condition Bottle w/ NO FORMS OF "DAMAGE" NO CHIPS, NO CRACKS, NO "POT-STONE RADIATIONS", NO VISIBLE DISTRACTING STAINING, NO DISTRACTING SCUFFS, NO FLEA-BITES, NO STRIKES OR IMPACT DINGS. NOTE ON IMAGE 8 : ZOOM IN TO SEE MULTIPLE SMALL BUBBLES TOTALLY NORMAL WITHIN THE GLASS. BUBBLES IN THIS HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE BOTTLE REFLECTS THE WAY GLASS WAS MADE DURING THE CIVIL WAR. MULTIPLE EMBEDDED MICRO-SPERICAL BUBBLES AND ONE OBLONG BUBBLE (IMAGE 8) REFLECT CHARACTER AND AUTHENTICITY SUCH THAT NO TWO BOTTLES ARE IDENTICAL..
NOTE ON IMAGE 10 : ZOOM IN TO SEE MULTIPLE SMALL BUBBLES TOTALLY NORMAL WITHIN THE GLASS. MULTIPLE EMBEDDED MICRO-SPERICAL BUBBLES AND IMAGE 9 REVEALS AN INTERNAL OBLONG BUBBLE REFLECTING CHARACTER AND AUTHENTICITY SUCH THAT NO TWO BOTTLES ARE IDENTICAL.
HISTORY OF USA HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT BOTTLES. When the Union Armys Standard Supply Table was revised in 1862 to meet the increased needs of the sick and wounded, it provided for more drugs than was furnished to any other army in the world.
Supplying the great variety and enormous volume of medical supplies required significant changes in the Medical Department, which from almost every standpoint was inadequate to meet the unprecedented situation create by the outbreak of hostilities at Fort Sumter. To compensate for these deficiencies, Surgeon General William A. Hammond directed in early 1863 that chemical laboratories be established at New York and Philadelphia for the preparation of extracts and tinctures, and for the repackaging of bulk drugs and supplies. The laboratory set up at Astoria, Long Island, New York consisted of three buildings formerly occupied by a manufacturing chemist, John Hyer Jr.In Philadelphia, a brick warehouse at Sixth and Oxford Streets, formerly used by John Wyeth and Brother, was leased for five years. The imaginative Hammond identified the proposed laboratory as a storehouse for drugs and medical supplies and thereby saddled the Quartermaster Department with the rent for the building. Through other manipulations and juggling of official records and documents, he also made the laboratories legitimate expenditures for the Medical and Hospital Department funds. It should be mentioned that Surgeon General Hammonds good intentions, but lack of conformance to bureaucratic and military procedure, ultimately led to his court martial. Army Laboratory at Philadelphia began late in April, 1863 when it was assigned an allotment of Tarragona port wine for assay, bottling, and packing in wooden boxes.
Almost simultaneous with the first bottling operations was the manufacture of pharmaceutical preparations. Simple cerate, solution of ferrous tersulfate, ammonia liquor, blue mass, silver nitrate, and various powders were among the early items. Intriguing relics of peak productivity at the U.Army Laboratories are the embossed bottles and jars that were chosen for packaging certain drugs. During the Civil War, these containers could be found amongst the stock of Union Army medicine wagons attached to each brigade, and on the shelves of Army hospitals including those in many of the frontier military posts manned by the Army of the West.
Most of the moulds were cut to read, U. (Figure 1), but variations exist in known specimens, e. ARMY HOSPITAL DEPARTMENT, and U. The initials, S D S are found on the base of a quart size bottle blown in citron colored glass The exact of these letters remains a mystery; most probably their significance was known only to the glassworks that produced the mould. The most commonly employed embossed bottle was the cylindrical quart, standing some 9 ½ in height, and ranging in color from aqua to apple green, olive green, citron, various shades of amber and cobalt blue.
Medicines supplied in these narrow-necked or tincture bottles included alcohol, ammonia water, chloroform, castor oil, olive oil, turpentine, potassium permanganate solution, Labarraqes Solution (solution of chlorinated soda), and Sweet Spirit of Nitre (ethyl nitrate). Smaller cylinders, 6 ½ down to 3 tall, in blue aqua, clear, emerald green, and black (deep red) have been found, as have cylindrical wide mouth jars, 4 ½ to 7 ½, in clear and aqua. Most unusual are small oval bottles, 1 ½ and 4, in cornflower blue.
Any of these embossed bottles, possibly with the exception of the quarts in common colors, can be rated very rare The most abundant source of these bottles for collectors has been the abandoned Army forts located west of the Mississippi River. A large dump was normally situated near the post hospital, and it was into these areas that the currently prized vessels were often discarded. Bottles have been resurrected from the grounds of at least two forts in southern Wyoming: Fort Bridger (active 1858 1890) and Fort Sanders (1866 1882). Simplified plats of these posts (Figures 3 & 4) reveal locations of the hospitals (marked H) as of a specific date.
However, repairs and rebuilding were so frequent that layout of a particular fort often changed from year to year. Assuming that hospitals, like other post structures, also were subject to relocation and rebuilding over the lifetime of a fort, it is conceivable that as many hospital dumps were also founded. The item "RARE Civil War U.
Hospital Department Green Amber Quart Bottle EXC Condition" is in sale since Saturday, June 19, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Medicines & Cures". The seller is "natanschleider" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.