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ctyller23
11-29-2013, 01:46 PM
in new to this site my grandma gave me a haan's balsam tar compound and honey bottle I can only find clear and aqua ones.the one she gave me has a purple cast to it.any ideas?

surfaceone
11-30-2013, 02:57 AM
Hello ctyller, Welcome to the A-BN. This is where some photos, done in natural light, might come in real handy. I can think of a couple ways the bottles take on that lavender hue. It has to do with the manganese in the glass batch, and prolonged exposure to UV light, if natural. Here's an older thread: https://www.antique-bottles.net/forum/m121973-m121973.aspx
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