997.17.63: Bottle, 1900-1928

Additional Images

997.17.63: Bottle.
Image No. 1797 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Green embossed bottle and black hard rubber stopper with washer. Embossed on bottle front is 'W.E.RUMMING NANAIMO B.C.', in the center is an image of a pick and shovel crossing at handles [company trademark] with words 'REGD' above and 'TRADE MARK' below. Embossed at the back of the bottle near to base is 'RILEY'S PATENT THE RILEY MNFG Co LONDON.S.W'. 'NANAIMO B.C. PATENT' AND 'W.E.RUMMING RILEY'S' is stamped on either side of the stopper.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 997.17.63
Collection: Pharmacy-ware
Date: 1900-1928

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 23.7 cm
  • Diameter: 5.8 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • glass,
  • rubber

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer: W.E. Rumming
  • Owner: Mr Ross Scott
  • History of Use: Object found by Mr Ross Scott, a Pharmacist, when he bought a drug store in Lake Cowichan in 1957 [one of original B.C. drugstores]. Store fixtures probably made by 'Shotbolts' in Victoria.