McIntyre Farm - Clear Glass
Clear and transparent glass is important for windows, represented here by a few flat fragments, and for storing contents that need to be seen. A few aqua sherds in this collection appear to be from sealers or preserve jars; the clear bottle likely contained a favourite beverage. The melted specimens (middle right) indicate a fire on the site.
Collection: McIntyre Farm
Period: Late 19th Century
This clear glass bottle fragment likely contained spirits. It was meant to be stopped with a cork that would have seated down to the constriction below the lip. It was likely sealed with a lead foil wrapper. Clear bottles enabled the consumer to view the contents' rich colour.