Bottles dated before 1850 will have a flared, rolled, flanged, sheared or tapered lip compared to bottles of today, which are designed for a screw cap, such as the Mason's outside thread lip. I found one of these just laying in the yard while I was mowing the lawn. Bromides are a class of tranquilizers that were withdrawn from the American market in 1975 due to their toxicity. Very common, but the blue color makes it display nice. This company was soon specializing in producing all kinds of cobalt blue bottles and jars. M is on the bottom of the bottle. The combination of finding an old post card pictured below and receiving a article by got me wandering down memory lane… According to Wikipidia, Bromo-Seltzer was an antacid used to relieve pain occurring together with heartburn, upset stomach, or acid indigestion.
Yet, he continued to find himself in the spotlight as the man twice tried for the murder of Mrs. By producing large-scale events such as Light City, Artscape, and the Baltimore Book Festival, and providing funding and support to artists, arts programs and organizations across the city. Harry Cornish and wrapped in plain paper, arrived at the New York Knickerbocker Athletic Club where Mr. This historic structure, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was modeled after the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, Italy. The Downtown of Baltimore was for many years marked by the Bromo-Seltzer building which sported a giant, iron replica of a Bromo-Seltzer bottle on the top of the building. I have a big box of em and might have to go through them if so! We had a flood in March and much of the bottom sand and silt were washed away.
One of a few bottles I dug up as a kid. Designed by Seth Thomas in 1911, it was the largest four-dial gravity-driven non-chiming clock in the world. Other beer bottle colors were dark amber, aqua and green. Does anybody know how old it is? The sign was removed in 1936 because of structural concerns. Inside were a two-inch high, sterling candlestick-shaped bottle holder and a blue bottle of what appeared to be a trial-size sample of Bromo-Seltzer.
His wife, shortly after his release, wed the lawyer who helped her gain a divorce from Molineux. Emerson, who died in 1939 at the age of 71, was known as a lavish entertainer. Bottles made after 1910 tend to have a smooth bottom with several numbers. The similarities to the Bromo murders are both striking and discomforting. The product took its name from a component of the original formula, sodium bromide; it contained 3.
He runs Digger Odell Publications, the place on the Web for information about old bottles. The package bore no mark of the sender. Industrial size consumer in that deposit! For example, soda bottles from the mid-to-late 19th century commonly had a cylindrical body, elongated neck and a blob-top applied lip. One instance involved a gentleman who had mistaken a bottle of corrosive sublimate or mercuric chloride for a bottle of Bromo-Seltzer. The tower originally held a 51 feet 16 m Bromo-Seltzer bottle on top, glowing blue and rotating. Originally produced by inventor Isaac E.
Gallery spaces showcase local and regional artists through free exhibitions, receptions and other events such as music and spoken word performances. Hysteria nearly gripped the nation as reports broke out of similar poisoning cases, though none were connected to the Adams case. There are seam lines up the Emerson Bromo Seltzer bottle. Sold in distinctive little blue bottles, it became a household word through extensive newspaper advertising that extolled its virtues, often in poetic verse: With nerves unstrung and heads that ache. Needless to say, the bottles, which come in a variety of sizes, are extremely common, yet because of their pretty blue color, they often will sell, if only for a few dollars.
The Museum is on the 15th floor and is on loan from and curated by Ernest Dimler. A variety of stoppers, such as wired toggle-style corks, were used to maintain the carbonation. Antique bottles come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Early formulas also used, as the ingredient, , now known as a poisonous substance. About the Author John Odell is a nationally known expert on antique glass. It even had it's own! Almost immediately after drinking the liquid, she was violently ill and in agonizing pain.
The product came in many different sizes of similar shaped bottles which were mouth-blown in the earlier years 1890s to about 1911 , machine-made in identically shaped cork stoppered bottles beginning about 1911, and most likely completely machine-made by about 1915. The Maryland Glass Corporation was the original manufacturer of the famous blue bottles. Its a good thing you knew to keep it even though it wasn't as pretty as the blue ones, hehe. Between 1911 and 1915 it appears that the bottles were both mouth-blown and machine-made. The cork as a closure began to disappear by 1920 with total disappearance by 1928 when the bottles were sealed by a metal seal or cap; the finish for the metal seal looked about the same as the cork bead finish.
Adams awoke with a headache and, remembering the Bromo-Seltzer in her nephew's room, retrieved the bottle and poured a teaspoon of the contents into a glass of water. Examine the overall shape of the bottle. It's not a particularly rare or valuable bottle, but still cool as hell. Emerson, the man who patented the formula for Bromo-Seltzer, was as well-known in the late-19th century as Bill Gates is today. Give extra attention to the lip and collar features of a bottle. Cobalt blue is a color often used in these types of bottles, dating from the 1870s through the 1930s.
Building History The Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, originally The Emerson Tower, has been a Baltimore landmark since its construction in 1911 and was the tallest building in Baltimore at the time. This had a paper label opposite the raised lettering which would have made that the front side. Sperling earned a bachelor's degree in English and journalism from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. I'll assume it was made by the Maryland Glass Corporation, which was known for their cobalt blue glass. Each scandalous revelation was widely reported as the trial dragged on for months. Bromo-Seltzer was billed as a cure for exhaustion, headache, insomnia, brain fatigue, loss of appetite and other common complaints. The Meyers are also very involved in Quarter Horses, antiques and early United States postage stamps.