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hixclan1
04-10-2013, 04:07 PM
I have a square shaped dark amber, sheared top microbe killer bottle thats 10 1/8" tall with the WR on the top. It doesn't have the usual embossed reaper with scythe and skeleton. Instead it has a series of non random dots on the face that someone told me was old style braille. Does anyone have any info on this bottle and/or what it may be worth?

surfaceone
04-10-2013, 05:15 PM
Hello Joe,

Welcome to the Blue Pages, and thanks for the inquiry. I don't know how we can advise you without some good photographs of said bottle. Is it a Radam's Microbe Killer Drink?

http://www.glswrk-auction.com/WebPics/039a.02.jpg From. (http://www.glswrk-auction.com/039a.htm)

RICKJJ59W
04-10-2013, 05:24 PM
Do you know why there is braille on the bottle? Because the stuff was so strong it would make you go blind.[:D]


I only know about the Microbe jugs and the Reaper and skeleton examples

TJSJHART
04-10-2013, 08:02 PM
Do you know why there is braille on the bottle? Because the stuff was so strong it would make you go blind.
ARE WE SCARING NEWBIES AWAY NOW?? [:D][:D]

Dugout
04-10-2013, 08:40 PM
[quote]ORIGINAL: RICKJJ59W

Do you know why there is braille on the bottle? Because the stuff was so strong it would make you go blind.[:D]


That is the laugh of the day! Thanks Rick!

diggerdirect
04-10-2013, 09:43 PM
I've had examples of the radam's bottle that were so underblown that the skeleton and embossing resembled braille. Maybe thats what you have? There is also a shoulder embossed only variant, I cant say I've ever seen an American bottle with braille on it, or any old bottle for that matter, I didn't think braille was widely used here until the early 20th century. Post a pic!





https://www.antique-bottles.net/upfiles/12500/1325DA2E3C8249E6AD9502B98BAF7B96.jpg

tigue710
04-11-2013, 12:20 PM
there is a variant with the embossing pinged out and it looks like braille where the embossing used to be. Its not meant to be braille, just looks that way. I couldn't say that's what your bottle is without seeing it though... There is one with the embossing all on the base also...