It is an ORIGINAL ANTIQUE hand B lown I nto M old bottle (BIM) with a tooled top, dating it all the way back to the 1800's. Bottle embossed : HAIRINE / THE BEST / HAIR TONIC / IN THE WOLLD / BEAL, STREIT CO. Bottle's label reads in part : HAIRINE...
CUREs DANDRUFF and stops FALLING HAIR... A Boon to Ladies and Children... Condition : Bottle is in SPARKLING CLEAN condition. It may have just a trace of wear, nick, or scrape, but there isn't anything specifically wrong with it. NO cracks, chips, dings, damage, etc.
PLEASE see pictures for better idea of label's condition. Age : An ORIGINAL ANTIQUE hand Blown Into Mold (BIM) bottle with a tooled-top, ca. A super nice looking antique HAIR TONIC bottle and one we've not seen before.Just when you think you've seen them all, here is a new one that shows up. Hair preparations were a very competitive field back in the day and many bottled their product in fancy shaped and colored bottles which makes for a vast array of collectible bottles today. This one would certainly complement a line up of nicely colored HAIR TONIC bottles. Note it is paneled in the front, all of the embossing is within a sunken panel, giving it that old patent medicine type look.
And it is a patent or quack medicine as it actually states on the label that it " MAKE THE HAIR GROW " and " CURES DANDRUFF and FALLING HAIR ". Even the embossing makes quite the claim when it says it is the " BEST HAIR TONIC in the WORLD "! Then there is the deep purple color of the glass...The beautiful purple amethyst color of this glass is the result of the presence of manganese in the glass, a mineral that was pulverized and added to vats of liquid glass that acted as a decolorizing agent to turn the glass crystal clear. Exposure to ultraviolet rays of the sun or other sources of UV rays, triggers a chemical reaction and the manganese oxidizes and turns a wonderful amethyst color. Many of our amethyst bottles have been purpled from years of exposure to natural sunlight, others have been purpled with the use of strong UV lights in a box, and still others have been purpled by running them through a sterilization (radiation) process, a safe and permanent process which does the same thing as exposure to natural sunlight, except much faster. Though some "purists" will suggest that this lavender color has been artificially produced or altered, the only thing that is artificial or altered is the time period it took to turn purple.
Whether a bottle has been purpled by the sun, by UV rays in a box, or by a sterilization process, they all turn the same purple color as it is the same chemical reaction taking place. With few exceptions, only clear glass from before 1914 will turn sun-colored-amethyst. Not only does this deep purple/amethyst color make this a great looking bottle, but it also authenticates it as being truly antique!And it's not just a great looking bottle but, as the embossing claims, it is the BEST HAIR TONIC IN THE WORLD , check it out! We put our 30+ years of experience in antiques to use in describing every item we list. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Bottles & Insulators\Bottles\Antique (Pre-1900)\Hair & Skin Care".
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