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Posted 4 years ago


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I found these in a box of old medical tools. They are glass and metal, 1 3/4" long and about 11/16" wide. They screw apart and have cork in the metal part. The only guesses I have so far are they may have been used for medicine doses to be taken when away from home, or for perfume.

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  1. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    Nitro pills maybe? Or cocaine
  2. AmberRose AmberRose, 4 years ago
    Stillwater you are too funny.
    I think medicine is a good guess
  3. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    Depending on age could have contained smelling salts and carried in purse when women often fainted from tight under garments to make their waists appear very tiny . :-) Just a guess I have seen them in more elaborate containers but were common to carry as well as today in some medical bags
  4. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    Manikin, they look Mid/Mod though? The only thing I can see a hippie putting in those is acid or cocaine. Very weird huh?
  5. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    I agree Stillwater look more mod they are not Victorian era . Odd not sure if they are medical supplies or tiny bullets:-) I have never seen anything like it and have been in medicine for quite sometime . If they are truly medical containers they would only hold a small drug amount and it would have been a liquid with cork like they have . I lived through hippie years never took acid put wasn't it on paper . No these would have held legal meds IF they are medical . Beats me :-)
  6. Stillwater Stillwater, 4 years ago
    Yeah I know, I was just kiddin'. Were nitroglycerin pills used back then do you think?

    I don't think it would have been liquid, the cork is just a pliable surface to get a seal formed, and liquid would have been absorbed into it.
  7. Manikin Manikin, 4 years ago
    Stillwater I thought of Nitro pills because they have to be kept in dark glass as light destroys them . Yes they used them for as long as I can remember and still do they used to come in small brown bottles . I never saw these bottles but the cork confuses me as it seems to go with a liquid but Nitro was one of my first thoughts

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