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Rumford Chemical Works
  • Rumford Chemical Works


    Reconsidered Trifle - Small edition ceramic cast, of antique bottles. 

    Rumford Chemical Works 

    Bottle Circa: 1850’s

    Origin: East Providence, RI.

    Manufactured: 1854 - Unknown

    Dimensions: 5 inches by 2 inches octagonal. 


    Rumford Chemical Works, was founded by professor Eben Norton Horsford of Harvard.   With over 30 patents to his name including the formulation of modern baking powder, his company produced a variety of chemicals beginning in 1854. One popular product, which this bottle originally contained, was Horsford’s Acid Phosphate.  This concoction was mixed with a glass of cold water and sugar resulting in a lemon-lime tonic that was  “…delicious and refreshing drink”, taken “for mental and physical exhaustion, dyspepsia…” 


    Food Safe, Hand Wash Only. Corks included upon request.

    Each Piece is handmade and as such each piece has the slight imperfections of the human hand. Colors may vary and sizes are approximate.     Individual pieces in a set will vary slightly.

    Packages are shipped via USPS. Shipping cost calculated at checkout. 

    Returns / Exchanges / Shipping / Damages in Shipping

    All sales are final If your purchased piece has been damaged in shipping. Please email with in three days of its delivery. Attach photos of the broken piece and damage to box. A replacement or a refund will depend upon the purchased item.

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