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Vintage  18 1900's Purple Sun Glass Apothecary Bottle, tiny 3 1/2 inch  e61

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Apothecary / drug store bottle, tiny, measures 3 1/2 inches tall and 3/4 inch wide. . This bottle is a cork top type, kidney shape..
Light, purple color.

For centuries, glass was made with flint or lead to create a beautiful, clear glass without impurities. Flint or lead glass will seldom discolor in the sunlight. In the late 1800's, manufacturers created glass mixes that used magnesium instead of lead to create a brighter glass. In time, it was discovered that glass containing magnesium would turn lavender after months of exposure to the sun. Manufacturers replaced the magnesium in the formula to selenium, to avoid this problem.

Vintage 18 1900's Purple Sun Glass Apothecary Bottle, tiny 3 1/2 inch e61

Overview

  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: purple glass, magnesium glass, sun glass
  • Feedback: 17 reviews
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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