For sale is a vintage BUFFALO AMMONIA BOTTLE made by the American Bluing Company, Buffalo, NY. The bottle has a plastic screw cap. The colorful label features a galloping bison. The bottom of the large amber glass bottle is marked with an “H” over an “A” logo with these numbers “4080 – X – 2”. These markings indicate that the bottle was made by the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company and this logo was used between 1902 and 1964. The “X” indicates the company’s Hazel 2 plant as the place of manufacture. The “4080” would have been the bottle type. I am unsure whether the label is original to the bottle or not because new old stock vintage Buffalo Ammonia labels are frequently sold. The bottle stands 14 inches tall and 5 1/2 inches diameter. The size of the bottle and amber glass is consistent with what I’d expect an ammonia bottle to look like. The bottle may be a different company ammonia bottle with a Buffalo Ammonia label. If the bottle is a genuine Buffalo Ammonia bottle it would probably date to the 1920s. Either way, this vintage bottle and label make a great display.
Buffalo Ammonia was manufactured by American Bluing Co., 56 and 58 Mulberry Street, Buffalo, New York. Bluing is a substance used in laundering to prevent white materials from turning yellow. American Bluing Co. also manufactured under the brands “American Condensed Blue” (makes clothes snow white) and “Bear Ammonia” and claimed that private label brands were their specialty.