Mercuric Potassium Iodide bottle

Circa 1920s
Vivid blue/violet glass bottle with a wide neck, cork bung and raised ridges along the side for grip. Attached to the front of the bottle is a faded manufacturer's label indicating the bottle originally held poison: "Mercuric Potassium Iodide". The following details are moulded into the base: "Rd No / 80 / 67 / 95 / 89". Made by Burroughs Wellcome & Co London.
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Glass, cork, paper
12.5 x 4.5 x 3.5 cm
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