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Object Name Adhesive
Date 1880-1911
Material Glass/Metal
Used Saranac Lakes area
Description Glass bottle holding rubber cement.
This bottle is a commercially produced container to hold rubber cement. There is a cork stopper in the neck and the neck has a rounded top rim. The neck is 0.875 " tall. There is a paper label on the container with the words "HOLD FAST / RUBBER CEMENT / THE BEST". There is also a picture of a cow on the label and a set of directions for use. The product was "manufactured for / Montgomery Ward & Co. / Chicago, U.S.A." which is also on the label. The contents appear to have crystalized and are a dark brown color. A dark brown film covers much of the inside of the container. There are air bubbles imbeded in the glass. The cork protrudes 0.75 " above the top of the container.

Found in Stowe tool chest (2006.52.1).
Notes Stowe worked as a carpenter at large camps that began to appear on the Saranac Lakes in the late 1890s. He also made rustic furniture unlike anything that could be found elsewhere. The furniture here is typical of Stowe's handiwork, in his use of white birch bark and of split and whole yellow birch rods. He adopted various decorative elements usually identified with high style cabinetwork; examples are quarter columns and cornices. Stowe moved to Florida in 1911, leaving his cabin and tools to the care of a friend (Petty family, Clarence's father). He never returned to the Adirondacks.
Dimensions H-4.25 Dia-1.75 inches
Collection General Purpose Tools
Catalog Number 2006.052.0102
Imagefile 087\2006.052.0102.JPG
Species Adhesive