Empire Graduated Nurser (Murder Bottle)

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UnderMiner

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Today's finds:
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The Empire Graduated Nurser was the highlight of the dig:
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Uncovering the bottle:
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These early baby bottles were difficult to clean and resulted in many babies dying from bacterial poisoning. They became known as murder bottles by the press in the late 19th century.

Dr. Parker Pray:
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The bone toothbrush is stamped 'Sanitary Cleaner':
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What's the big one behind the toothbrush? Looks interesting
 

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@embe @moodorf I believe that is a Dom Benedictine liqueur bottle (or something very similar). It's imported from France. Applied top, likely 1900-1920.
 

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I think that's the earliest nail product bottle I've ever seen. I don't typically think of nail polish and that sort of thing as being something you find in the tooled lip era. I guess that's why it was America's first.
 

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