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    Posted 6 years ago

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    This bottle says, Potassic Acid Chromate K2 Cr2 O7.
    These would be seen in chemistry set-ups for education or apothecary use.

    It is a tooled bottle that is a bit hard to date as I do not know where it came from (maker) and I've not studied one before. I'm guessing around 1900+/- 10 years.

    Many will say Wheaton on the bottom, but this one does not have anything. The most commonly seen acid bottle is likely the Sulphuric Acid or Dil Hydrochloric.

    If you notice, it is more 'white' in the neck. That is because it had a glass stopper, which is now gone.

    I won this during the raffle at the local Bottle Club.

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    1. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      I found a reference of it in a published work in 1951, and 1 going back as far as 1866.

      What was it used to oxidise, exactly?

      Thanks you for responding and for the link I'll check out after I get out of college, where I sit waiting for my next class.
    2. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      I pursued it a bit and found similar bottles, except that the surface of the letters are all ground on their catalog-- so that a white, more visible appearance, can be obtained.
      The shapes are also somewhat different, but bottles with an original stopper have stoppers identical to that shown in the figure provided in the acids section.

      It is possible that my bottle was made by W.T. & Co. So thank you very much for that link. :)
    3. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      W.T. Co. is exactly what came to mind when i saw it because it resembled the one i posted before, specifically the top...yours just looks like an earlier one.
    4. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      This is a standard top on bottles like this, druggists, and some others types. W. T. Co./W. T. & Co. was just a major produces of glass. Some of my druggists were made by them.
    5. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      Interesting uses. Thank you. :)

      It's hard to focus when there's so much else around me, but I'm passing everything with an 80/100 or better.

      Thanks for the info and compliment. (:
    6. davekelejian, 6 years ago
      Nice Bottle Spiritbear
      Good luck with the studies!
    7. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      Thank you. I took my mid-term exam for American History today. It was all essay-writing on 3 questions, which for me took up 7 pages and part of 8.
      I expect to get at last 140 out of 150 points as I filled it with everything I could.
    8. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      Thank you, Nicefice.

      He hasn't graded them yet. And I'm sure he won't want to grade mine, as I have very terrible hand-writing. (He does too, though. LOL.)
    9. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      For all interested, I just changed the first pic to how it currently looks (I highlighted it.)
    10. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      Thank you. I do this to most of my embossed bottles. I like to be able to read them from a distance.

      Also, thank you for the helpful tip!
    11. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      Spirit, the paint you use on your bottles, is it easily removable? Not that i have many nice embossed bottles like someone here =) but i'm interested in trying the process on a few that i have.
    12. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      I use a fine-tipped painter's pen (mine is quite shot, so it's hard to do it well.)
      Another guy says he uses white-out.
      I tried a fine-tipped paint brush, but I highly recommend AGAINST that. LOL.

      As long as there is not case-wear (the embossing would be rough) on the words, it can be easily scrubbed off in room-temperature water or with your finger-nail. In time it begins to chip anyhow. The big Del. squat bottle I recently showed had been painted probably 8 years ago and clearly showed that.... LOL.
      Paint stuck in the damage can be washed off, but it is more difficult. I've never tried some sort of paint stripper like acetone (nail-polish remover), though.

      You'll want a tooth-pick to pick out slop-over. I go over the bottles twice with the pen (found at Hobby Lobby and some super markets) now that my pen's tip is damaged and the paint watery regardless of how much I shake it (must have been temperature-damaged at some point since I got it.)

      Paint small letters in one smooth motion. Bigger (wider) are best done with a bigger-tipped pen and can be 'coloured', but always go in the same direction.
    13. AnnaB AnnaB, 6 years ago
      Ok, thank you, will try, and maybe even will post whenever that happens LOL
    14. SpiritBear, 6 years ago
      I'd like to see how they come out.
    15. SpiritBear, 6 years ago

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