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Antique Clear Glass Hexagonal Hungarian KH-77 "Külsőleg" Poison Bottle

Antique Clear Glass Hexagonal Hungarian KH-77 "Külsőleg" Poison Bottle

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Item: Utility/Poison Bottle

Make: Hungarian Origin

Model: KH-77 (Rudie Kuhn Poison Bottle Workbook)

Age: Circa 1880

Construction: Glass (Blown in Mold)

Dimensions: 5" T x 2 1/8" Dia

Condition: Very good. Small fleabite on outer corner and one surface bubble/chip on neck.

Details: "Külsőleg" embossed from bottom up on center panel, two sides vertically ribbed. 100 in circular sunburst pattern on base. "Külsőleg" translates in English to "For External Use Only".

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.

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