assortment of original late 19th and early 20th century privy-dug chicago druggist bottles with bold and deeply embossed markings


UR #:: UR-23460-15

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Product Description

large deposit of amazingly intact apothecary or druggist bottles discovered in chicago area privy pits. the majority of the drugstore bottles are "french square" in shape, with long necks, flared lips and custom embossed lettering. the two-part hinge mold bottles are mostly colorless or aqua tinted, with the exception of a single dark amber glass bottle. discoloration and iridescence are consistent with prolonged exposure to and reaction from the soil's chemistry. priced for the entire lot. each and every bottle is from a city of chicago drugstore with several different proprietors.