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American Pepper Sauce Bottle

Posted in 1. American Glass, CATEGORIES OF GLASS TYPES ON THIS SITE, Early American Glass before 1850 by Allaire Collection of Glass on March 9, 2013

American Pepper Sauce Bottle

 This beautiful bottle contained a condiment that was a spicy hot sauce made from Tabasco peppers, vinegar, and salt. Pepper Sauce was used to season tainted meat that was slightly spoiled due to the lack of refrigeration. Small cylindrical shaped bottles were carried by Civil War soldiers. One of the first pepper sauces to be made commercially was by Edmund McIlhenny (1815-1890), a New Orleans banker.  The brand was Tabasco Sauce.

H: 8 inches

Mid to late 19th Century

Ref: CF. Ketchum 1975 p. 141

14A American Pepper Sauce Bottle

14A American Pepper Sauce Bottle

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