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Posted 4 years ago

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tikiray
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I bought this a few years ago for around $5. The flea market where I got it said they thought it was some kind of pharmaceutical bottle. It's 13.5" tall and has a heavy bakelite lid. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  1. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    Anyone? lol
  2. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    Ok, I just figured out from the mark that this was made 1929-57. Any idea how I can narrow it down?
  3. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    It is a little long and complicated, but this give you the answer of 1940. Start at the top of the third column:

    http://www.sha.org/bottle/pdffiles/OwensIll_BLockhart.pdf
  4. LS3232 LS3232, 4 years ago
    The little flying saucer looking symbol I believe is the Duraglas trademark symbol.
    Someone on ebay has one up for 65.00 but they are saying it 14in.
  5. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    Thanks VF82! That's a lot of info. Now.... how can I find out what this bottle was used for? I'm curious because it's so large.
  6. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    It's definitely Owens-Illinois Glass Company/Duraglas. It's between 13.5-14". Thanks LS!
  7. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    I am not sure but I do know they used to make gallon and half gallon beer bottles lol. No markings on the bottle besides the bottom?
  8. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    No other markings. Man, that would be one BIG beer!!! LOL
  9. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    I think Budweiser made bottles that big, with no markings. Dont quote me on that though.
  10. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    You're right, they did. I have one, but it has markings all over it. LOL
  11. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    Good thing you didn't quote me on that lol

    Only other thing I have found is bleach
  12. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    Someone once told me it was a cough medicine bottle that was delivered to pharmacies so they could put it in little bottles to sell, but I don't know how true that is.
  13. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    It was manufactured in the bottle plant in Clarksburg, West Virginia, that's what the 4 is, maybe you could see what they made there?
  14. tikiray tikiray, 4 years ago
    I found one website that said O-I was one of the largest manufacturers of prescription bottles. So maybe there is some truth to the cough syrup theory. Thanks again VF!
  15. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 4 years ago
    Yeah maybe! Yw!
  16. john, 4 years ago
    Its a antiseptic bottle.

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