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Set of 2 antique purple colored glass druggist antique medicine bottles. I do not consider myself an expert but will try to explain the best I can.

The small one measures approximately 3 ½ inches tall by 1 3/8 inches wide and is written on the side "GEO. H. HARTWELL / PHARMACIST / ESTABLISHED / 1856 / SOUTHBRIDGE / MASS.” and on the base “W. T. CO. / U. S. A.”; which stands for the Whittal Tatum Co; it’s in nice shiny condition with no chips or cracks.

The second one (4oz) measures 5 ¾ inches tall by 2 1/8 inches wide and is written “THOS. F. COADY & Co. / 165 WASHINGTON ST. / No. ATTLEBORO, MASS.”; it’s in nice shiny condition with one slight bruise right over the “C” of “Co” and a small crack (stress mark) on the lip which was almost impossible to picture.

Both bottles are BIMAL bottles (Blown in the mold applied lip) and have been irradiated to give them their beautiful deep purple color (an artificial process that turns antique clear glass in a beautiful deep amethyst/purple colored glass, it is about the equivalent of decades of glass overexposure to the ultra violet rays of the sun; the manganese which is one of the key ingredients that they used to take to get clear glass prior to 1910 reacts and becomes dark amethyst/purple in color, actually very few bottles have manganese in them and most are over 100 years old. Please take note that the color is not flashed on the glass nor applied, it is derived from the natural chemicals in the glass.).

To the best of my knowledge, these bottles date back to the late 1800's early 1900's.
These are spectacular!

Please Note: Items listed are vintage, antique, gently used and
pre-owned.Returns and or exchanges are not accepted.

Set of Two Antique Purple Medicine Bottles, Doctor Bottle and Pharmacist Bottle, Fascinating History and the Color WOW


  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: Antique Purple Glass Medicine Bottles, Antique Purple Glass Pharmacist Bottle, Antique Medicine Bottles, Antique Doctors Bottle, Puple glass medicine bottle, purple glass pharmacy bottle, Medicine Bottle, Collectable Antique Glass, Medicine, Pharmaceutical, Pharmacy, pharmacist, Doctor
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