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Carr-Lowrey Glass Co. Cobalt Blue 6oz Antique KI-1 Poison Bottle

Carr-Lowrey Glass Co. Cobalt Blue 6oz Antique KI-1 Poison Bottle

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Item: Utility/Poison Bottle

Make: Carr-Lowrey Glass Co. (Baltimore, Maryland)

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

Age: 1889-1920

Construction: Glass (Blown in Mold with Applied Lip)

Dimensions: 5 1/2" T x 2 3/4" W x 1 1/2" D

Condition: Excellent. No chips or cracks.

Details: Irregular hex-shaped bottle. Ribbed edges, center panel, "POISON" embossed on each ribbed side panel. Embossed on bottom: "C.L. G. Co" in center "6" to designate ounces, and "Patent Applied For" on lower edge of bottom.

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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