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    Blue bottle identification

    I have this bottle that is appears to be marked with New York. I cannot make out the top line. Can anyone identify the company on the top line? And / or have any information about it? It is deep blue, rectangular with beveled edges.

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    Re: Blue bottle identification

    I have no idea but it was fun not being able to figure it out anyway.

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    Re: Blue bottle identification

    The mold might have been worked over to obliterate old embossing, such as with the lighthouse-shaped bitters when Skilton-Foote got them.Or, the mold was not cut deeply, and it was old/worn, so the embossing never formed well at all.Maybe venting failure?

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    Re: Blue bottle identification

    Looks like a "GRANULAR CITRIC OF MAGNESIA" bottle... ENGLISH in origin..but a popular import to the USA http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=331714741408 JAMIE

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    Re: Blue bottle identification

    It looks like a Granular Citrate of Magnesia, but I'm almost positive it isn't. At least not a British one. It certainly looks like it used to say New York before the embossing in the mold was removed. Is there anything on the other side? It almost looks like there was an ampersand after the first line, but I've never heard of a bottle embossed only with cities. Also, would you be able to post some more pictures at a different angle?

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    Re: Blue bottle identification

    I copied the pic and turned it sideways. The second pinged out line definitely was "New York". There is too much glare/reflection to make out the top pinged out line.

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    Re: Blue bottle identification

    Here it is, pic a little modified, turned too as LordBud suggested:I'd say the mold was hammered out/filled in, hence why we cannot read it. Look at the N in New York on the second line (first letter.) It's a total square.

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    Re: Blue bottle identification

    Another Pic? LEON.
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    Re: Blue bottle identification

    Granular Citrate of Magnesia is too long to fit on the first line, the second line says New York for sure. Who else sees the monogram on the bottom/right side of the panel? Grab a pencil and sheet of paper and maybe try to sketch over the out line of the embossing or "debossing". Do I see the "&" symbol?Just a thought -> Link

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    Re: Blue bottle identification

    I see an A in the first word and maybe 2 rs and an a in the second word, still haven't figured it out, but would think a med or hair products bottle.......



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