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    Help identifying bottle

    Can anyone help in identifying this bottle? I've never seen anything like it before.
    Thanks!

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    That looks like a really old one to me! Is it pontilled? I think it's a citrate of magnesia based on that top, but a lot older than your typical citrate.

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    I second the citrate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CanadianBottles View Post
    That looks like a really old one to me! Is it pontilled? I think it's a citrate of magnesia based on that top, but a lot older than your typical citrate.
    No pontil. Interesting. I never would have guessed since my only citrate of magnesia is a crown top. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhpharm View Post
    I second the citrate!
    Thanks!

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    I agree with Canada. My first thought would be citrate, too.

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    that looks like it would polish up to a really neat cornflower blue, not just your typical aqua. 3x on citrate of magnesia. They seemed to be a product that came in very uniform packaging.

    Jim G

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandchip View Post
    I agree with Canada. My first thought would be citrate, too.
    Thanks! Any idea of date range? It has mold seams that stop on its shoulder. It was found with other bottles from around 1870-1900

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    Quote Originally Posted by saratogadriver View Post
    that looks like it would polish up to a really neat cornflower blue, not just your typical aqua. 3x on citrate of magnesia. They seemed to be a product that came in very uniform packaging.

    Jim G
    Thanks! Yes it is a pretty blue. I wish I had a tumbler. Just can't justify the expense right now. I wonder if it was always cloudy or part of the breakdown of the glass.

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    I'd say 1870-1890 would be a safe time frame, with that lip suggesting the earlier part of the time period. But none of our time estimates are 100%, they sometimes used forms earlier than we think of, and often seemed to continue using older forms beyond when the technology changed.

    Jim G



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