Early 1900s Amber Glass Poison Bottle

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Early 1900s Amber Glass Poison Bottle

Regular price $48.00
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per 

Poisons were commonly found in the home throughout the Victorian era and early 1900s.  There was not much regulation for distribution of poisons and were sold by grocers and druggists.  In 1829 New York State made mandatory labeling bottles with the word "POISON."  

However, imagine being in your dark home without electricity, solely relying on candle light, and picking up the wrong bottle.  By 1872 the American Medical Association recommended blue, green and amber glass for poison bottles as well as adding texture to identify them in the dark.  Bottles often had ridges, lattice patterns and vertical ribs embossed on the bottles.

Our bottle was likely made around the turn of the century.  Fashioned out of amber glass it has "POISON" embossed on two sides with raised ribs on all of the corners.  This triangular bottle has mold numbers "F", "67" and "7" embossed on the bottom. This bottle will be a great addition to your curio cabinet or even used as a mini vase.

Additional Details
Date: Early 1900s
Materials: Glass
Measurements: 3 5/8" x 1 7/8"
Markings: "F" "67" "7"
Condition: Good.
There is a small chip at the back toward the bottom. Glass has some superficial scratches throughout consistent with age. Does not detract.
Cleaning and Care
Wash with mild soap and water. May be soaked in mild vinegar solution and rinsed.

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