Green, hexagonal, ‘Not to be Taken’ poison bottle, with rolled up leaflet inside, advertising: ‘The Don/ Tobacco & Cigar Stores/ 183, Middlegate Street,/ Near Back’s Wine Vaults Great Yarmouth/ Cigars of the Finest Brands/ Tobaccos of all...
Brown glass bottles in 2 sizes for poison or poisonous substances.
Assorted poison bottles (i.e. bottles for poisonous substances), from Holme Hale Hall.
Green glass poison bottle with star embossing, found amid 1920s refuse at Ringstead. It contains remnants of a white substance. Poison bottles of this sort held any substances that were poisonous (including silver polish). During the 1910s and 1920s they were used for...
Hexagonal ribbed cobalt-blue glass bottle for poison or poisonous substances, embossed ‘Not to be Taken’.
Hexagonal cobalt poison bottle, with ribbing on two panels and ‘Not to be Taken’ embossed on a third. The shape, design and ribbing all helped to distinguish such bottles from medicine bottles and others that might easily be confused with them.
Left: hexagonal cobalt poison bottle, ribbed on three sides, c. 1895. Hempstead. Right: smaller hexagonal cobalt poison, embossed ‘Not to be Taken’, discarded 1915-20 at Tilbury. Both are hand-made.