San Francisco Mint Refiner Soda Bottle, c 1876

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San Francisco Mint Refiner Soda Bottle, c 1876
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Applied top aqua soda bottle with a vignette of the classic seated Liberty as found on coins of the 1860's-70's. Made by San Francisco soda merchant C. C. Dall, a former melter and refiner for the San Francisco Mint. In the 1860's and 1870's it was common for workers of the Mint to be appointed by the president or by the superintendent. All too often, it was political party controlled. Dall may have been a member of the the wrong party, or he didn't get along with others. Many of the Mint workers were also chemists or in related fields, such as drug stores, many had soda fountains. Dall named his establishment "Columbia Soda Works" in honor of the vignette of Columbia. There are only two embossed bottles that I know of reflecting US coins. The US Gold Bitters has a double eagle on it and is extremely rare. Very nice light blueish aqua, no chips, cracks, dings. very minor wear line at shoulder. Date: Location: San Francisco, California HWAC# 57702