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03-22-2004, 01:11 AM
Hi All
I found this in amongst the collection. I can recall somebody telling me about a triangle on the base of bottles but there are so many I loose track.

It stands about 25 cm high and has a base diameter of approx 10cm. There is no embossing only a triangle on the bottom, actually there is another triangle under the one you can see in the photo. It looks like a double stamp.

Thanks in advance


03-22-2004, 01:13 AM
The base


03-22-2004, 02:38 AM
Hi again
I found where I had seen the triangle on the base, it is on Chris (Oz-Riley's) site. If I am right it is a Waterloo glass 1890 - 1915. If I am incorrect please advise. What substance would it hold?
Thanks Kim

03-22-2004, 04:33 AM
This is an Apothecary Jar, they held chemicals, drugs and essences used by chemists and other industries.
They come in a huge array of colours and sizes.
The base mark is from Waterloo Glass Works which was in Waterloo in Sydney Australia.


03-22-2004, 05:17 PM
Hi Chris
Thanks heaps. If you get a chance and happen to be driving through Mitcham feeling hungry you should check out the litle cafe across from the road from the Miners den. There were not a lot of bottles but the ones there were very interesting. The address of the Miners Den at 446 Whitehorse rd, Mitcham.
Thanks again