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    Posted 5 years ago

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    This is my collection of rather common bottles but i love them nonetheless because of their color. I decided to post them in connection with the ongoing discussion here about irradiated glass. I've been reading up on some material online and, it turns out, some glass can be irradiated to achieve "ink" or "cornflower" blue color. Pic #2 has 4 small bottles (i call them baby bottles =) one of which stands out with its color (and, alas, with its compromised integrity). I loved this bottle and have been broken up over its untimely loss because i thought it was unique (and expensive! for a tiny bottle) but maybe i shouldn't be? Can anyone tell me if this was its original color? Being that it's Emerson, i guess it was, but i'd like a confirmation from experts. Thanks all!

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    1. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      All of those may, in your last pics, actually be Bromos. LOL.
      The broken one looked to be hand-tooled. Your other one doesn't, from pics, appear to be tooled but looks to be machine-made. Either are easy to replace. *Has a handful of them.*
      Now if you see one in clear under $8, pick it up. clear is harder than the common cobalt.
      BTW, they have their own clock tower:
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 5 years ago
      I'm lovin' all you beautiful cobalt blue bottles!! One of my absolute favorite colors!!!!
    3. Caperkid, 5 years ago
      Got a bunch of these too i put them above the kitchen cuboards when the sun is on them they look awesome.
    4. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      Spirit, thanks so much for the useful info and tips, as always! So, any thought on why the tooled Bromo bottle is of a different shade of blue?

      Scott, yes, mine, too! And ruby red. And emerald green =)

      Caperkid, i'd love to put them out, too, to enjoy them, but there's no really a safe kid-free zone in my house right now (see the broken bottle above LOL) so at the moment i just sneak peak at them =)

      vetraio50, aura, Michael, brunswick, Scott, Roy, blunderbuss- thanks a lot for your loves, much appreciated!

    5. SpiritBear, 5 years ago
      Just what got put into the glass.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 5 years ago
      Cobalt blue bottles are the best of the bottles.
    7. Gillian, 5 years ago
      The darker ones seem to be the oldest, they were the ones that had cork stoppers. I had a really nice set of cobalt Bromo Seltzer, Emerson Drug Co., Toronto, Ontario. A large one, a middling size one and a small one. While someone was looking after them for me, the large and medium sized one got broken. A sad day indeed. I was delighted to have them because they were from Toronto, Canada instead of from the States. I agree that the Emerson bottles were darker, and I don't want to repeat myself, but I think that's because they are older than the rest, and the glass quality was much thicker.
    8. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      Thank you SpiritBear, fortapache and Gillian for the comments.
      Gillian, sorry about your bottles. I can totally understand the pain.

      thatsoretro23, Sean, fortapache, officialfuel, LuluX- thanks so much for the loves! Much appreciated!
    9. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      Thank you for the love, Manikin, much appreciated!
    10. AnnaB AnnaB, 5 years ago
      Thank you for the loves, bottle-bud and Rick55!

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