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Mom collected many poison bottles. They were one of her peculiar specialties. I know. But she was a dear heart and never poisoned anyone that didn't truly deserve it. I kid. You would have loved her. Everybody did. I found this one in a drawer in a part of the Museum that was cleaned last week, including moving things so I could get to the very drawer. I knew there were things in there, just didn't know what so my friend helped me move some heavy pieces to get to a chest of drawers.

Here's one from Mom's "drawer."

I had a lot of trouble taking photos of it. My camera doesn't want to focus on the bottle in most shots. I tried again and again to get really good shots, but failed mostly. Please excuse that, and know it was the best I could pull off and only gave up in frustration after three sessions. Perhaps it's possessed and doesn't want to be seen clearly ... ha!

I showed it to a friend and he said, "Why did they emboss the glass like that back then, wouldn't whatever it was say 'poison' on the lable?"

I guessed:

The bottle could have contained for instance, carbon tetrachloride, a common DANGEROUS neuro-toxin insect poison of "days gone by," and no drug at all. So the little bumps along the edge are there like a Braille warning, along with the raised word. It is difficult to handle the bottle without touching the warning bumps and letters with your fingertips, if done in the dark when one would need the tactile warning as well. Carbon tetrachloride was used to kill moths in the old days. Very bad idea.

Size: 3" wide / 1" thick / 1/2" thick.

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