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Antique Amber Glass Poison Bottle

Antique Amber Glass Poison Bottle

Regular price $40.00
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Item: Poison Bottle

Age: Circa 1910

Construction: Glass (Automatic Bottle Machine)

Dimensions: 2 3/8" Tall x 1 1/8" Diameter

Condition: Excellent pre-owned antique condition. Bottle itself is in wonderful shape with no chips or cracks. Bottle has a residue inside. Cork and intact original label are both fairly worn. Please see photos. 

Details: Antique light amber glass poison bottle with original paper label for Corrosive Sublimate Granular. Bottle was produced with an automatic bottle machine with a mold mark running continuously through the lip. Bottom of bottle is embossed with "3/4".

Throughout the 19th century, new hazardous compounds including medications, household cleansers, and pest control entered the market. Poison bottles were frequently marked with certain raised forms or distinctive patterns to help prevent accidents. This was especially helpful if you were handling bottles by candlelight. Cobalt blue, inky black, and dark green were popular hues for antique poison bottles, and they frequently included raised text or inlays spelling out "POISON" or "DEATH" among designs of raised latticework, deep grooves, geometric forms, and, most frequently, the skull and crossbones.

Please see our other listings for more poison bottles. 

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