Apparently we are still looking for that elusive shred of evidence that precisely dates this old J.H. Cutter bottle.
Was it as early as 1866? 1867??
I'm in the 1868/1869 camp! Is it the first embossed western fifth? I believe it is.
Maybe someone will turn up an article in the paper that will confirm the exact date.....
Check out these ads that appeared in the Daily Inland Empire / Hamilton-Nevada 1869: