November 03, 2011

Collected: Eclectric Oil

In Appreciation of Bottles 
One of my most favourite bottles, for text form and style Dr. S N Thomas' Eclectric Oil. That's right, a fusion of electric and eclectic oils all in one bottle. Great text with heavy, well defined font and deep indented face and back plates.

Probably a snake oil like product with little actual medical properties, this solid bottle is a great relic. While investigating this bottle, one blog listed this bottle as "Canada's least valuable bottle." It stated that millions were produced and it's solid shape and crude heavy glass withstood the test of time. 

Inscribed with EXTERNAL and INTERNAL on the sides with NORTHROP & LYMAN Co LIMITED TORONTO ONT. Although maybe not worth a lot, it's a great relic and a piece of glass history in Canada.

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