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Wilkie
08-13-2009, 01:50 PM
Has anyone ever seen a medicine bottle aprox 5 or 6" tall, bim, amber, with "Bayer" embossed on the front in a cross? Actually more of a plus sign as it is equal in size in both directions?


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I had one up until about 15 years ago when the floating shelf it was on came tumbling down. I have never seen another and would like to replace it in my collection as it was a favorite of mine.

glass man
08-13-2009, 06:29 PM
NOPE TIM NEVER SEEN ONE! 1ST BAYER BOTTLE? WOULD LOVE TO SEE A PIC OF IT. OLD SCREW TOP? JAMIE

cyberdigger
08-13-2009, 06:54 PM
I just got this little guy recently.. early ABM and aluminum cap.. I've seen the one you're talking about, I'll keep an eye out for you..

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10263/99E185EF7502409FB52B879951E4024B.jpg

cyberdigger
08-13-2009, 06:55 PM
..embossed with "The Bayer Company Inc" on both sides

https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/10263/0E25451E028B469B9E170541BFF5DE5F.jpg

GuntherHess
08-13-2009, 07:12 PM
I have seen quite a few of the small ones but dont remember any as big as 5".
Did it have a ground lip?

Wilkie
08-13-2009, 07:40 PM
ORIGINAL: glass man

NOPE TIM NEVER SEEN ONE! 1ST BAYER BOTTLE? WOULD LOVE TO SEE A PIC OF IT. OLD SCREW TOP? JAMIE

No Jamie, it was not a screw cap, I "think" it was bim with, if I remember correctly a single (applied??) ring lip. It's been awhile and I didn't know as much about bottles then as I do now. No, no picture of it. Back then I didn't care about taking pics of my bottles. It is one of my early yard sale finds from when I was a teenager and I just always liked it. I don't think it was bayer aspirin because it was the shape of a medicine, not a pill bottle, but it is the traditional logo for Bayer aspirin except that the embossing was inside of a cross shape. I don't remember if it had the circle around it or not.

Wilkie
08-13-2009, 07:46 PM
I found that in 1867 they had a product that was an extract from willow tree bark so maybe it contained something along those lines. I wasn't the shape of a traditional extract but who knows, it could have been. I've been trying to find a picture of it on the web but no luck.

madman
08-13-2009, 11:36 PM
yo cyber iused to dig those aluminum cap bayers all the time in toledo, and i tossed them, i keep one of every thing now!! ive got two of the ground lip bayers in clear, but have never seen an amber cool

Wilkie
08-13-2009, 11:37 PM
ORIGINAL: Antiquenut

It wasnt the Bayer Heroin was it? Matt (Guntherhess) had a picture entered in his July bottle contest.I thought it was amber...

No, that's not it. That one is a label only bottle and it's round. Plus it's aqua (I think) It's a black and white photo so it's hard to tell. That was my entry by the way[:)]
The bottle I'm talking about is rectangular in shape like many meds except I seem to recall it had sloping shoulders.

RIBottleguy
08-14-2009, 02:47 AM
That sounds like a nice bottle! I like Bayers, I have one in green that I got from a guy in Bulgaria, here's a pic:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3307/3206462381_b7a780e7bc.jpg

GuntherHess
08-14-2009, 10:01 AM
I found that in 1867 they had a product that was an extract from willow tree bark so maybe it contained something along those lines. I wasn't the shape of a traditional extract but who knows, it could have been. I've been trying to find a picture of it on the web but no luck

The original aspirin contained salicin made from willow bark.

Wilkie
08-14-2009, 12:12 PM
That is a nice looking bottle. Other than the size and "similar shape", that isn't it either but it's closer.