Black apothecary bottle used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria, Australia, circa 1920

Physical Description

Glass bottle, painted black with blobs of white chemical spilled down the side. Has concave, circular base, straight sides, hemispherical shoulder, longish, slightly tapering neck with thick rim surmounting ridge round neck. In bottom of bottle are iridescent flakes. Stopper missing. Irridescent flakes are degrading glass.


Example of pharmaceutical equipment used in Victorian mental health hospitals

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