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Title Bottle: Davis OK Baking Powder. Product made by R. B. Davis Co., Hoboken, n.d., ca. 1890-1910.
Object Name Bottle
Catalog Number 2010.007.0226
Collection Hoboken Manufactured Products Collection
Credit Museum Collections. Gift of a friend of the Museum.
Description Davis OK Baking Powder. Export packaging? Product made by R. B. Davis Co., Hoboken, no date, circa 1890-1910. Greenish tint clear molded glass, 2-1/4" diameter x 4-7/16" high; 3/4" diameter bore; embossed lettering on shoulder; flanged lip, wide rim; mold seams slightly raised. No maker's marks on base.

Shoulder lettering:
front: Davis OK [Davis is 1/4" high; OK is ca. 7/16"]
back: Baking Powder [both 1/4" high]

Partial remains of original paper label printed in gold, red and black is present on bottle including a portion with the Hoboken address: 14, 16 & 18 Jackson St. (If intact, the complete address should be stated as: Factory, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16 & 18 Jackson St., Hoboken, N.J.) It is found running vertically on the left side. On the same side are seen fragments of text, from top, in French, Spanish and German. This suggests that this labeled product was for export. Original closure, cork stopper, not present. Cork seen inside bottle is modern.
Date 1890-1910
Year Range from 1890.0
Year Range to 1910.0
Search Terms Davis Baking Powder Company
R.B. Davis Company
Caption front
Imagefile 076\20100070226.JPG
Notes Since the company used this label style for decades and continued to offer a bottled product even when it began to use cans, it is difficult to narrow the date of this bottle until other definitive examples or documents are available.
Classification Food
Business & Commerce