Bottle Stopper


Ceramic bottle top with inscriptions that read “PAT’D / K. HUTTER / FEB. 7, 1893” and “J. D. AUG. HARTZ / 315 – 13th st. / COLLEGE POINT, N.Y.” Karl Hutter (1851-) was born in Germany, moved to the United States as a teenager, worked bottling beer, and invented several bottle stoppers. Johann D. Aug. Hartz was a pharmacist in College Point, a neighborhood in the borough of Queens, N.Y.

Ref: Karl Hutter, “Bottle Stopper,” U.S. Patent 491,113 (Feb. 7, 1893).

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of St. James General Store and Hartz Drug Company Museum

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MG.M-13867Catalog Number: M-13867Accession Number: 292537

Object Name: sealbottle top

Measurements: overall: 1 in x 7/8 in; 2.54 cm x 2.2225 cm


Record Id: nmah_1413848

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