Beginning in the mid 1800’s, poisonous substances came onto the market to control plants and vermin, and as surface cleaners. To prevent mishaps, poison bottles were given distinctive features, which today make them fun to collect. Colors like cobalt blue, inky black, and dark green ensured they were easily recognizable.
The Ohio Glass Museum in Lancaster, Ohio is now displaying a portion of Lois Ford’s eyecup collection in their current exhibition until March 8th. Lois, and her husband Doc, were longtime members of the Ohio Bottle Club.
The “Cabin Fever” Potpourri Auction with 661 lots will open tonight. Closing date is January 19th. Online catalog.
Please read the article written by Rick Baldwin on the safety concerns when cleaning bottles and collectibles. The Ohio Bottle Club wants everyone to be educated as they clean their discoveries. Rick’s Article.
The Ohio Bottle Club wishes all the bottle collectors a happy and prosperous 2015. Gary Beatty has sent everyone a great New Years card.