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Glassware from Sebastopol

posted Aug 28, 2016, 8:45 AM by Western Sonoma County Historical Society   [ updated Aug 28, 2016, 8:46 AM ]

Area diggers search, collect glassware for Sebastopol Bottles

The current exhibit at the Museum displays a variety of bottles from this area.

Milk, soda, seltzer, beer and water bottles throughout history are exhibited along with pharmacy and medicine bottles. Learn about diggers, people who search for and collect all kinds of bottles. See some of the first distinctive Coca Cola bottles ever made.

Old "cream top" milk bottles had top sections to make it easy to scoop out the cream. See the brandy bottles made for Speas Apple Brandy in what is now the Rialto Movie Theater. Turn of the century quart beer bottles embossed with the names of Sebastopol bottling companies were filled with locally produced porter and steam beers.

The museum is free and open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 1 pm to 4 pm. 261 So. Main Street, Sebastopol