Poison bottle won't stand upright

Welcome to our Antique Bottle community

Be a part of something great, join today!

Carman

New Member
Joined
Oct 13, 2023
Messages
1
Reaction score
2
Points
3
Hello! This old amber-colored poison bottle won't stand upright because the base is not level! My question is -- Was this bottle intentionally made this way for some purpose, or did it somehow become misshapen along the way? The bottle basically has 3 sides....two sides are flat and one side is curved. The word POISON is on one side. On the base is 67 and what looks like an F. Three edges of the bottle are knobbed. The bottle is 3 1/2 inches tall and 1 7/8 inches wide. Would appreciate any information! Thanks!
 

Attachments

  • Poison bottle side.jpg
    Poison bottle side.jpg
    98.7 KB · Views: 76
  • poison bottle slanted.jpg
    poison bottle slanted.jpg
    91.1 KB · Views: 77
  • poison bottle slanted.jpg
    poison bottle slanted.jpg
    91.1 KB · Views: 80

CanadianBottles

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 24, 2014
Messages
4,625
Reaction score
2,343
Points
113
Welcome to the forum! Looks like it's either a manufacturing defect or it got slightly melted in a dump fire. This is one of the more common shapes for poison bottles and they're supposed to be able to stand upright.
 

Poison_Us

Well-Known Member
Joined
May 27, 2009
Messages
3,227
Reaction score
9
Points
38
Location
The land of Great Cheese and Beer
Very common KV-1. Though you could make an entire collection out of the different sizes and variations. Some actually do have value. I posted a chart here years ago on this bottle. May still be located somewhere
 

Members online

Forum statistics

Threads
83,102
Messages
742,232
Members
24,090
Latest member
jabuch
Top