Glass bottle, J Pratt & Son, around 1880, made in Ancoats and found at Murrays' Mills in Ancoats during the archaeological survey of the site.
This glass drinks bottle contained sparkling water or ginger beer manufactured by J Pratt & Son in Ancoats, Manchester. Produced and consumed in Ancoats, it demonstrates the dominance of the local economy.
Murrays’ Mills is one of the oldest surviving steam-powered cotton spinning mill complexes. First established in Ancoats in 1797, it became, along with neighbouring McConnel and Kennedy mills, one of the largest industrial complexes of its time, reflecting Ancoats’ development into the first industrial suburb.