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Small Vaseline
  • Small Vaseline

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

    Chesebrough MFG CO Vaseline 

    Bottle Circa: 1880s- 1890’s

    Origin: Perth Amboy, New Jersey

    Manufactured: 1860 - Present

    Dimensions: 2 inches tall and 1 1/4 inches round

    Patented in 1872 by Robert Augustus Chesebrough, under Chesebrough Manufacturing Company (an oil company), in Perth Amboy, New Jersey

    Story goes that in 1859 after hearing of a oil discovery in Titusville, Pennsylvania  Robert Chesebrough went to see the prospects.  It was there he encountered ‘rod wax’ a byproduct material that built up on the tubing and rods of plumping wells. It is from this material that Chesebrough was able to extract what became known as Vaseline.

    The original extraction process involved vacuum distillation and repeatedly filtering through ‘bone black’ (charcoal made from bones)

    The name Vaseline is derived from the German word for water (Wasser) and the Greek word for Oil (elaion)

    From the manufacturer

    “Promises to be of considerable value in the arts, and to enter into very general use for medicinal, pharmaceutical and toilet purposes.”


    Food Safe, Hand Wash Only. Corks currently unavailable for this bottle.  

    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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