Base of glass bottle

Base of glass bottle

Object ID

HOXE02,2017,16.02.51

Description

Base of a rectangular glass bottle manufactured by the Owens-Illinois Glass Company in the USA. Excavated from a test pit dug into a USAAF rubbish dump in the parish of Hoxne, Suffolk.

Inscription

'MADE IN U.S.A.' '2 I [in a diamond and circle] 4'

Category

Domestic

Primary Material

Glass

Object Type

Bottle

Date Made

1944

Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

Subsequent Action

WALBEA Archive

Method of Discovery

Excavation

Context

HOXE02,203

Height

32 mm

Width

59 mm

Thickness

4 mm

Weight

30 g

About the Site Location

Hoxne, Suffolk

After the end of the Second World War, an airfield in the vicinity of Hoxne began clearing the base. One of sites chosen to dispose of the waste was a pond in the parish of Hoxne. In November 2016, Operation WALBEA’s project team excavated two small test pits into this feature.

Site Location:

Hoxne Operation WALBEA dig