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Accession 1650

Inclusive Dates

ca. 1910-1960s


Open under the rules and regulations of the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections

Collection Size

20 pieces



Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of glass bottles, jars, ink well, and other glass containers excavated near the Rock Hill Printing and Finishing Company (The Bleachery) in Rock Hill, SC. There is also a horseshoe that was excavated as well. Many of the items were manufactured in Rock Hill, however some were made in other cities in the United States. These artifacts represent a snapshot into the history of the city by reflecting the habits of Rock Hill inhabitants from the early to mid-1900s.


The Rock Hill Bottle and Artifact Collection was donated to the Winthrop University Archives and Special Collections by Carson Cope, on August 21, 2018.


For information concerning copyright please contact the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University.

Rock Hill Bottle and Artifact Collection - Accession 1650

LC Subject Headings

Rock Hill Printing & Finishing Co. (Rock Hill, S.C.)--History; Excavations (Archaeology)--South Carolina--Rock Hill; Carbonated beverage bottles--Specimens; Beer bottles--Specimens; Liquor bottles--Specimens; Milk bottles--Specimens; Beverage containers--Specimens; Ink bottles--Specimens; Glass jars--Specimens; Horseshoes--Specimens; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Antiquities; Rock Hill (S.C.)--History--20th century; Rock Hill (S.C.)--Social life and customs--20th century