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    Question Newer or Older?

    Are the Moroline jars with the threaded tops older, or newer, than the ones which have the four raised bumps around the top lip? - Here are a couple newer additions. Nothing uncommon I think.

    1) Groves Chill Tonic.
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    2) Chesebrough Mfg. Co.
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    3) Moroline
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    4) Chamberlain (Plain front & back)
    Bottle Madde In USA on other side.
    Not sure what came in this one though.
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    Thanks - James
    Last edited by foxfirerodandgun; 12-13-2017 at 08:58 PM.

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    Senior Member Bottle Master
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    The Chamberlain is Chamberlaine's Cough Remedy. The older ones were more fully embossed. I've never heard of Moroline before, but I imagine that the one with the bumps is probably older. I don't know why they would switch in the opposite direction.

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    Thanks. As I understand it, Moroline was a type of petroleum jelly that was introduced as a competitor to Vaseline. - James

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    A lot of the 30's bottles had the "raised bumps" closure. The metal cap had inclined tabs that tightened on the bumps when turned. I dug a dump that was mostly a 30's dump. Many of the bottles had similiar type closures. I think the screw top Morolines are newer. Just my thoughts. Buster


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