Toiletries

Toiletries

Two small jars for cosmetics or toiletries. The one on the left is made of milk glass. The one on the right is embossed ‘Boots Cash Chemists’ and contained a greasy orange residue. It retained its rusted metal screw-on lid. Of 100 bottle necks sampled in...
Coloured Glass Stoppers

Coloured Glass Stoppers

Most bottle stoppers are clear or aqua glass, like the two pictured bottom right. These are more unusual in being coloured. Top left, two brown stoppers. Top right, two cobalt blue ones. Below, left, a black/purple stopper. These were probably¬†from chemists’...
Glass Bottle Stoppers

Glass Bottle Stoppers

Aqua glass bottle stoppers. Top and bottom centre: this type was used for chemists’ bottles and was ground to fit in the neck. The rest (except for the patent internal screw design bottom right) are from sauce bottles (Worcester sauce, Yorkshire relish etc)....
Chemist’s Bottle

Chemist’s Bottle

Large blue chemist’s bottle, which would have held a cork or glass stopper. This was found with a smaller blue display bottle and others from the rubbish from a chemist’s shop that was cleared out in the period 1915-20 and dumped on the marshes at...
Chemist’s Bottle

Chemist’s Bottle

Cobalt chemist’s bottle made in a three-piece mould. Cork or glass stopper missing. Such bottles held active ingredients and were displayed on chemists’ shelves and in their windows. Found amid refuse cleared out of a chemist’s shop about the end of...