Found this just sitting by itself right at the surf line this Wed at the northern most section of Carova Beach (~200 yds from the fence)
Was once a fairly thick rectangular clear glass bottle. Etched on the bottom is a label that reads "krank's". Broken edges weren't that cooked so couldn't have been out there long (?)
All I come up with is a guy who once manufactured/sold various barber products under the label "krank's" back in the early 1900's:
"Krank's Hair Root Oil
This product was manaufactured by Alfred J. Krank of St. Paul, MN. Alfred Krank was born around 1866. Starting in 1880, he was listed in the census under various occupations including: Scissors Grinder (1880), Cutlers and Grinder (1890), Mfr of Cutlery (1900), Barber Supply (1910), Mfr / Merchant of Cutlery (1920). It would appear that his attempt at selling barber supplies was relatively short-lived. He died in 1928."
The bottle found doesn't match the bottle in the link below but perhaps it was just another one of his barber offerings. What do ya think? Either way, here's to you Alfred J Krank!