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Object ID # 1990.008.003
Object Name Bottle
Title Poison Bottle
Lexicon category 7: Distribution & Transportation Artifact
Year Range from 1890
Year Range to 1915
Made Unknown
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Three-sided, aqua glass poison bottle, c. 1890s. There is no glassmaker's mark to identify its origin. The shape was intended to warn a sight-impaired person that the substance within was poisonous and should not be ingested. The bottle looks like it originally was cork-stoppered.

Provenance Likely dates from the 1890s to the very early 1900s, when cork-stoppered bottles were still in use, as well as aqua-coloured glass.

Darryl Angel found this bottle in an old dump site in Grey County.
Collection Bottles & Equipment, 19th-c Collection
Material Glass
Dimensions H-13.5 W-6 D-6 cm
Found Tara, Bruce County