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Bottles3963 of 5757mount st helens jim beam....Is it priceless or junk ?Handmade antique metal flask?
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Posted 5 years ago


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Found in my back yard (Well I live on 10akrs) and i fond it in the woods in a stream. Can one of u fine folks tell me about this..? I heard it was for Pills..

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  1. CurtJGruner CurtJGruner, 5 years ago
    M for Maryland Glass Corp. ?
  2. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    "Maryland Glass Corporation, Baltimore, MD (1907-c.1970s). Mark first used in 1921, according to trademark info reported in Peterson's 400 Trademarks on Glass (1968). This company specialized in cobalt blue glass bottles and jars. Many of the containers made for Phillips Milk of Magnesia, Bromo-Seltzer, Vicks, Noxema, etc, were produced here. Maryland also produced the most commonly seen type of "violin bottle" in various shades of blue (and probably other colors). Maryland Glass was acquired by the Dorsey Corporation in 1968, and I believe that the "M" mark was discontinued sometime in the early 1970s"
  3. CurtJGruner CurtJGruner, 5 years ago
    packrat-place Solved the mystery in my opinion, Thanks packrat-place Mad Props.....
  4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Hey, packrat. Clear this up for me. Before the named brands got involved, wasn't cobalt blue to signify poisons & drugs like morphine?
  5. packrat-place packrat-place, 5 years ago
    Yes, green was also used for poisons. Cobalt was used alot for drugs and chemicals that you wanted to preserve the chemical quality, as it let very little sun light in to break down the chemicals.
  6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Thanks packrat, I've never really known for sure. I have an old morphine cobalt blue bottle who an antique dealer's son who was into drugs was looking at 25 yrs ago and said, "Can you imagine how much it would be worth if it was full?". I didn't tell him that I had emptied it out the week before because I didn't know what the white powder was. It was full!

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