Antique HEROIN embossed QUACK MEDICINE bottle. Large, early hand blown, RARE
January 9, 2021
Amber-colored cylin der-shaped antique patent’quack’ bottle that o riginally contained a HEROIN LACED medicine. This is an ORIGINAL ANTIQUE hand B lown I nto M old bottle (BIM) with a tooled top, dating it back to the 1800’s. Bottle embossed : ” Glyco – Heroin /’SMITH’ “. Base of bottle embossed : MARTIN H. / CHEMISTS / NEW YORK. Condition : Bottle has overall wear and stain (patina) from age and use, and it has a shallow surfaced bubble. Overall it is an excellent solid bottle and these is nothing specifically wrong with it. NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc. PLEASE see pictures for better idea of overall condition. Age : A ORIGINAL ANTIQUE hand-blown bottle (Blown-In-Mold = BIM) with a tooled-top, ca. T hese bottle contained a patent medicine and one of the main ingredients in it was Heroin, Glyico Heroin. Heroin was used over a century ago as an ingredient in cough syrup, to suppress the cough and suppressing the discomfort that is associated with it. Yet it did much more than that as patients came to find out that they kept using the syrup long after the cough was gone. As they say,’Caution, may be habit forming’. To say the least! Heroin is one of the most addictive substances known to mankind. This is one of the very few antique bottles that we know of that actually has the word ” HEROIN ” embossed in the glass which makes it quite appealing. It is not a commonly found bottle and these are getting increasingly hard to f ind , especially in this PRISTINE CLEAN condition, check it out! We put our 30+ years of experience in antiques to use in describing every item we list. 5276-78s, 813-14c, 6042t, 2616-19x. The item “Antique HEROIN embossed QUACK MEDICINE bottle. Large, early hand blown, RARE” is in sale since Friday, May 8, 2020. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Medicines & Cures”. The seller is “clancy_kid” and is located in Libby, Montana. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Country of Manufacture: United States
- Item Description: Large amber PATENT (quack) MEDICINE BOTTLE
- Era: Antique (Late-1800’s)
- Desirable Features: Bottle is clearly embossed HEROIN
- Item Specifics:: Glyco HEROIN Martin SMITH New York