Show Globe and Stopper

Object Name: 
Show Globe and Stopper

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Object Name: 
Show Globe and Stopper
Maker(s): 
Accession Number: 
99.4.85 B
Dimensions: 
Overall H: 118.4 cm, Diam: 23.2 cm
Location: 
On Display
Date: 
1880-1900
Credit Line: 
Gift of Harriet Koehler Brett
Web Description: 
Show globes were symbols of a drugstore in the same way that a barber pole indicated the location of a barbershop. The colored water inside the globes also helped to attract attention to the store. These globes were used in Ingersoll’s drugstore in Elmira Heights from at least 1900. The donor’s family purchased the store about 1950, and the globes remained there until it closed in 1999.
Department: 
Provenance: 
Brett, Harriet Koehler, Source
1999-08-25
Primary Description: 
Colorless lead glass; blown, tooled and engraved. (a) Ovoid hollow base section, engraved with leaves and flower, with applied and tooled circular stem and base; open at top, and ground inside neck to receive solid stem at base of b) smaller hollow ovoid section blown, with applied solid stem ending in a stopper ground to fit a), body engraved to match a) and c) which is a smaller section, identical in design to b) with neck ground to fit solid stopper (d).
Chemical Analyses of Early Glasses (Volume 3) (2012) pp. 95-9, 683; BIB# 61154
Recent Important Acquisitions, 42 (2000) illustrated, p. 190, fig. 27, right; BIB# AI49427