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Ohio Rob

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Has anyone seen this bottle before? It is an odd shape, embossed 'USE PHENIX PLATES" . Around the bottom edge it reads Pat'd Jan 27 1874. It stands 8 1/2 " high and has eight rings. The bottle has a smooth base, tooled top (w/ stretch marks on the neck). Any ideas or info?

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I think it's photo fluid, Phenix plates were Photo plates.
Winner Winner Chicken Dinner, that Eric is a smarty[8D]....another cool bottle....you did well lately Rob.....Jim
 

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That was a product of the famous Scovill Manf Co in Waterbury CT.
Probably photographic varnish or other chemical. Could be a pretty good photo collectible. Some are pretty valuable.
 

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What is photo fluid? Is it that 80 proof stuff you guzzle for a while before you have an ounce of patience to be talked through someone's photo album?
 

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Tons of stuff on this page about Phenix Plates....from 1878

http://books.google.com/books?id=V7QaAAAAYAAJ&pg=RA1-PA88&lpg=RA1-PA88&dq=%22phenix+plates%22&source=bl&ots=2a5zcyO5wk&sig=qNvyUrMR9SRJkGHa7xT0vEG7Ucc&hl=en&ei=lmcjTtSkL466tgeSrpS2Aw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBwQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22phenix%20plates%22&f=false
 

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Hey Rob.... what's that protrusion at the bottom ..on the label side.? I'd love a closer look at it. These funky shaped ones really give me goose bumps!
 

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