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Amber Medicine Bottles Mid Century Vintage Instant Collection Merthiolate Mercurochrome Tinctures N.F. Lily Swan Purex

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These instant collection of mid century vintage glass amber medicine bottles would look so pretty sitting in your windowsill, catching the last of the afternoon light!

The bottles originally held the first-aid tinctures Merthiolate and Mercurochrome. The Swan Merthiolate tincture was produced by N.F. Lily and packed by CMC, Inc., of Nashville, Tennessee. The Mercurochrome was produced by Purex Products of Baltimore, Maryland.

Both bottles have applicator rods attached to their stoppers. I've washed the bottles, but have not scrubbed off the red stains left by the tinctures.

The Merthiolate bottle measures approximately 3 inches (7.6 centimeters) long and 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) wide; the Mercurochrome bottle 3 1/4 inches (8.3 centimeters) long and 1 inch (2.5 centimeters) wide. Both bottles held 1 oz of liquid.

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Amber Medicine Bottles Mid Century Vintage Instant Collection Merthiolate Mercurochrome Tinctures N.F. Lily Swan Purex


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  • Material: Glass
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