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Posted 7 years ago


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This is a tiny J.A.Folgers & co. San Francisco bottle. First photo next to a quarter. Second photo next to a chesebrough manfg. co, new- york its 2" tall and 1" dia. No. 3 bottle cleaned and filled with salt. No.4 the bottom.


  1. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 7 years ago
    Such a cute little bottle -- must be a sample bottle from the early days of the Folgers company when they did spices and extracts. I can't say exactly what year. There are no Folgers bottles on ebay right now, so no idea of pricing, either.
    Is there a mark on the base?

    Here's what I found out about Folger's (this is the same info I orig. added to your Latcher jar post) --

    Folgers began as a "coffee, tea, and spice" business under this name in 1866 or 1867 and went on to become one of the most familiar names in the coffee business which continues to the present.

    Picture of a couple of early embossed folgers bottles -- 1)

    2) (from: )

    google images search for Folgers bottles --

    Folgers coffee company' website --
  2. areliczone areliczone, 7 years ago
    Thanks once again!!! There is something on the bottom, I think its a pontil, I can't tell for sure. I don't think it would show in a photo. I will try.
  3. MsDowAntiques MsDowAntiques, 7 years ago
    It is hard to tell, but it looks to me like it is not a pontil mark on the base, but that there is some base embossing - if it is embossed, can you tell me what it says?
  4. areliczone areliczone, 7 years ago
    Savoychina1 said
    If you have an old block of stryofoam, crumble it up into individual beads and fill the bottle. it will make the letters stand out. I tried to do this, the neck was so small it was difficult to get the pieces out. So I used salt. When I look at the bottom with a loop, and twist it around, there is a mark. I still think is is a pontil deformity but I can't be sure. I want to thank Savoychina1 and MsDowAntiques for their great information and help. Check out the new photos.
  5. derkelt, 7 years ago
    Try using Styrofoam beads from an old bean-bag chair. Works great (that is until you spill them on the floor).
  6. linda, 7 years ago
    the cheeseboro one is vasaline. I have several in different colors.

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