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Antique Cobalt Glass 8oz KS-1 English Admirality Utility Bottle w/ Arrow

Antique Cobalt Glass 8oz KS-1 English Admirality Utility Bottle w/ Arrow

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Item: Utility/Poison Bottle

Make: English Origin

Model: KS-1 (Rudy Kuhn Poison Bottle Workbook)

Age: Circa 1900

Construction: Glass (Blown in Mold)

Dimensions: 6 1/2" Tall x 2" x 2" (With Stopper)

Condition: Very good pre-owned antique condition. Rim is chipped. Otherwise there are no notable signs of wear. Please see photos.

Details: Antique cobalt blue bottle marked with the "Broad Arrow", commonly referred to as an Admiralty bottle. Utilized by the British Royal Navy around the turn of the century.

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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