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ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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Everybody better watch your spelling! Lol! Love the bottle you all have across the pond. Do you dig your own? I dig, beg, borrow but don't steal everything I have. Either way you have a beautiful medicine bottle there. Here is one from the states. One of my favorite full ones with the label. No box. ROBBYBOBBY64.
 

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ROBBYBOBBY64

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I'm a huge "Grammar Nazi", so this bottle really triggers me! It is definitely one of my favourites though.

Congreve's Celebrated Balsamic Elixir for Cough's, Hooping Cough & Asthma [sic]
Does this count as a grammarly incorrect? Lol! Illiteracy ran rampid back then.
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Clare

'Patent Medicine' bottle collector
Jan 17, 2021
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Kent, England
Sadly I don't dig... yet! I acquire :) Once this pandemic is under control, I intend to have a go at bottle digging myself.

Oh wow, how cool! I've never seen them before. I love all 'patent medicine' bottles, especially when they have a dark history behind them. A lot of them were made with opium, heroin, laudanum, cocaine, arsenic etc., that many were involved in murder cases! One of my favourites that I've recently acquired is 'Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup'. It contained morphine and alcohol, and was given to infants to quiet them and help with teething. Sometimes a little too much, ending in many a tragedy. :( (not a great pic, sorry)
 

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ROBBYBOBBY64

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Jan 11, 2020
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I think that's a case of an incompetent mold-cutter. The letters had to be cut backwards so they'd get the Ns and Ss wrong every so often and not bother doing a replacement.
How annoying it must have been, everything backwards. Mistakes are bound to happen. Not the worst mistake someone half asleep on the has job made. I know a guy that fell asleep in a large truck with a boom like crane thing. He took out a telephone pole and a number of parked cars a fence,bushes... I think that's all. So like I said, it could be worse. No one was hurt.
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