Dyottville made by the firm of Benners,Smith and Campbell. A Puce colored Eagle pint sized flask.. This bottle is part of the collection of Rick Weiner of Allentown Pennsylvania.
Benners, Campbell and Smith operated the Dyottville Glass Factory which was originally founded by Thomas Dyott in the years (1846-1852) This flask was a product of this factory. Although the color is a rare one I personally saw strewn about the site quite a bit of slag, this color at the factory site during the archeological dig in the Winter of 2011
The color of this flask is what really sets it off.....
How many bottle diggers in a lifetime dig a flask of this caliber and then get to photograph it at the factory that manufactured the bottle because the ruins of the factory were unearthed due to a large scale road construction project of Interstate I-95 in the Kensington section of Philadelphia. Where Rick decided to take his picture is ironic also in that this end of the factory was the last of the annealing ovens that were added during the Benners Smith and Campbell years. I got to spend the day with Rick and his digging partner Dave the Badger. We stayed at the factory 3 hours and had a lot of fun sharing story's about our collections and just in shear awe of the site below us.
Below the bottle is the foundation of the annealing oven at the east end of the site.
Below is a picture of a water channel tunnel and a sump hole which brought needed water from the Delaware river into the factory.At the bottom of the archway a barrel sawed in half which had contained cognac acted as pit liner where water was drawn up for use.
Glass slag and partial bottles recovered at the factory site.
To be continued............................................