Tuesday, February 15, 2011

CRATE SOLD- old seattle apothecary bottles & crate- $40 & $45

if you've ever had a hankering to own a little piece of seattle history, then grab these gorgeous 1 gallon amber apothecary bottles from the Joseph Hart Apothecary. Mr. Hart's (long ago shuttered) drug shop was located on union street at 4th avenue inside that gorgeous old limestone building. these 3 bottles, with original labels still attached, would be great for filling with moonshine or pennies, or just sitting there empty and looking pretty on a shelf. as for the Merck & Co. Inc. wooden crate, well shoot, this is an honest-to-goodness vintage chemistry relic. Merck is the oldest pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing company and in the world, tracing its roots to germany in the late 1600's. in 1891, they set up shop here in the USA (new jersey), and now bring to you such delights as vytorin and clarinex. this ol' crate (used to cart around nitric acid. yikes.) likely dates from the 40's before cardboard hit the scene and took over the box industry. anyway, history lessons aside, this thing is just plain pretty yet sturdy and strong. bottles $40 each, crate $45. or, the whole shootin match for $150.

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