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Jun 11, 2019
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Can anyone help in identifying this bottle? I've never seen anything like it before.
Thanks!


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CanadianBottles

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May 24, 2014
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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.
 
Jun 11, 2019
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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.
No pontil. Interesting. I never would have guessed since my only citrate of magnesia is a crown top. Thanks!

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saratogadriver

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Sep 10, 2009
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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
 
Jun 11, 2019
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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
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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saratogadriver

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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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