Any info would be appreciated. The bottle has "Taylor Instrument companies" on one side and "Rochester NY USA" on the other.
Maybe an ink bottle advertising a Thermometer /barometer company?
Thanks for posting.
I have seen a few of these over the years. I do not believe it was used for ink but possibly for a wet bulb hygrometer... I think the recessed band to the right was used to attach the piece to a mounting board or plate.
According to this page (https://mycompanies.fandom.com/wiki/Taylor_Instrument_Companies) the name "Taylor Instrument Companies" was first used in 1907 although the ground mouth would suggest an earlier time...
See the photo below of a somewhat newer example I found on eBay (mid 20th century I guess):
This makes perfect sense. Photo is very close to what I have. Thanks for the information.