Morph. Sul.


The "PATD SEPT 23D 1862 / W. N. WALTON" embossed inscription on the bottom of this glass bottle refers to William N. Walton, a glass cutter in New York City and proprietor of a crockery and glass store in Newark, N.J.

Ref: William N. Walton, “Improvement in Attaching Labels to Bottles,” U.S. Patent 36,542 (Sept. 23, 1862).

Date Made: after 1862

Maker: W. N. Walton

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Ida C. Williams in memory of Dr. Lawrence S. Williams

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-03932.10Catalog Number: M-03932.10Accession Number: 134457

Object Name: bottle, apothecary

Physical Description: glass (overall material)Measurements: overall: 5 5/8 in x 2 in; 14.2875 cm x 5.08 cmoverall: 5 1/2 in x 2 in; 13.97 cm x 5.08 cm


Record Id: nmah_1383919

Our collection database is a work in progress. We may update this record based on further research and review. Learn more about our approach to sharing our collection online.

If you would like to know how you can use content on this page, see the Smithsonian's Terms of Use. If you need to request an image for publication or other use, please visit Rights and Reproductions.