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Antique Cobalt Blue 2oz. Carbolic Acid Canadian Poison Bottle

Antique Cobalt Blue 2oz. Carbolic Acid Canadian Poison Bottle

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Item: Poison Bottle

Make: Canadian Origin

Age: Circa 1900

Construction: Glass (Blown in Mold)

Dimensions: 4 3/8" T x 1 1/2" W x 1 3/16" D

Condition: Excellent. No chips or cracks. Metal cap is dented/warped in a couple small places. Please see photos.

Details: Irregular hexagon shape. Cobalt blue. "POISON, 2OZ, USE WITH CAUTION" on back panels. Side panels surrounded by raised x's. Bottom embossed with "D" inside a diamond. Quarter screw top with notched metal lid. Lid and paper label in good condition.

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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