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Any idea on this old bottle????

As I went hiking into the woods today I found this neat bottle. Does anyone know what maybe came in it. Has some neat glass detail, but no words or numbers.

Little bow mark on bottom front
15 comments
  • TJ
    TJ Andover, MN
    on May 3, 2014

    does it have a seam on each side to indicate a mold made bottle? what is the cap made of?

  • Carole
    Carole Australia
    on May 3, 2014

    If it is a screw cap, I am guessing by the size of the bottle and the design that it may have contained medicine, such as calamine lotion - used for itchy skin and such, or perhaps kaolin and morphine which is used to settle an upset tummy. These products are commonly sold in bottles similar in appearance to yours.

    • Carole
      Carole Australia
      on Feb 17, 2015

      @Carole Not sure if they still sell it. Come to think of it, the last time I had it would have been in the UK some 20 odd years ago. I am also wondering it the bottle might have contained olive oil due to the colour of the bottle?

  • Lavende
    Lavende Los Angeles, CA
    on May 3, 2014

    Looks like a liquor bottle to me...relics from a festive camping trip?

  • Jane Rowinsky
    Jane Rowinsky Andalusia, AL
    on May 3, 2014

    ?vanilla extract

  • Carolyn
    Carolyn Newport Beach, CA
    on May 3, 2014

    Olive oil?

  • Beatriz Maria
    Beatriz Maria Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic Of
    on May 3, 2014

    The bottle is dark to protect some precious liquid. It could be,olive oil because the cap but the little bow sugest any other thing. You can find something in google looking for the bow as a mark registered.

  • Becky Wood
    Becky Wood Castor, LA
    on May 3, 2014

    If my memory serves, looks like an old vanilla extract bottle my Mom had. Might have been a Watkins product.

  • Nancy Dean Davis
    Nancy Dean Davis Circleville, OH
    on May 4, 2014

    I think it may have been medicinal. Love it!

  • Joanna Carrisal
    Joanna Carrisal Atmore, AL
    on May 4, 2014

    Reminds me of an old macurcolhm bottle(I'm sure that's not the right spelling). Does it have the little thing on the cap for applying anything?

    • Janis Hill
      Janis Hill Norwood, MA
      on May 4, 2014

      @Joanna Carrisal it's to large for that. Those bottles were only about 2" tall. :-)

  • Ivy Lynne
    Ivy Lynne Dallas, TX
    on May 4, 2014

    maybe a snuff bottle?

    • Janis Hill
      Janis Hill Norwood, MA
      on May 8, 2014

      @Ivy Lynne this bottle is the wrong size and shape for stuff. They are open at the top so one could reach a couple of fingers in to get a 'pinch' and they were short so one could reach to the bottom. :-)

  • Janis Hill
    Janis Hill Norwood, MA
    on May 4, 2014

    It is a medicine bottle or a flavoring bottle of some sort. The brown color is indicative of that. Is there any writing on the bottom of the bottle?

  • TJ
    TJ Andover, MN
    on May 8, 2014

    One of the better indicators of age is by looking at the side seam marks. If the seam goes all the way up through the lip, it is a new bottle. If the cap is plastic, then of course it is newer. It is way too big for a snuff bottle. When I first looked at it, I, too thought Watkins Vanilla. The darker colors were commonly used to keep direct light from affecting the contents.

  • Sandi Gavlak Plotner
    Sandi Gavlak Plotner Lucas, KS
    on May 9, 2014

    Are there any markings on the bottom? The neck is too short to be an extract bottle from Watkins, I think. Very interesting. Hope you post the result of your sleuthing.

  • The Krafty Krone
    The Krafty Krone Ocklawaha, FL
    on May 9, 2014

    Not sure but here's another site that may assist you in identifying it: http://www.glassbottlemarks.com/bottlemarks/

  • Linda T
    Linda T Stewartstown, PA
    on Feb 17, 2015

    If it has what appear to be ridges all around the bottle, or at least on the two sides, it indicates a 'poison' bottle. Meaning anything from bleach to chloroform, to arsenic. The ridges were for people with failing eyesight to be able to identify things you must NOT drink, at least, 'til they are diluted by the pharmacist. (Arsenic was used for a tonic when I was growing up)

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