This page contains an assortment of old bottles used for cleaning, cosmetic purposes, and other household uses. If you don't see what you're looking for here, also please check the "Misc." category.

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Latest update: 7 Nov 2011

Hoyt's

ID#: HOUS001

Type: Cologne, circa 1910

Color & Size: Aqua, 2.75"

Embossing: HOYT'S GERMAN COLOGNE, W.HOYT & CO., LOWELL, MASS.

Description: This is a common small cologne. It's got strong embossing, but it is dug with some haze. It is slightly purpled, and in good condition.

Price: SOLD

Baird's Shoe Polish

ID#: HOUS002

Type: Household Cleaning Bottle, circa 1910

Color & Size: Aqua, 4.75"

Embossing: BAIRD BROS. & CO., MFR'S OF POLISHES, CLEVELAND, O.

Description: A nice example of a cleaning bottle, comes from the same mold as many drugstore bottles. Nice embossing with the company logo, too. Dug bottle with some interior haze, in good condition.

Price: SOLD

pottery blacking

ID#: HOUS003

Type: Pottery Blacking, circa 1880

Color & Size: Pottery, 5"

Embossing - None

Description: This is a beautiful pottery with a fair amount of glazing. It was used for boot or shoe blacking in the mid- to late-19th century. There are two tiny flakes off of the mouth. Nice shape and color.

Price: $24 + $9 S&H (see ordering info)

pottery blacking

ID#: HOUS004

Type: Pottery Blacking, circa 1880

Color & Size: Pottery, 7"

Embossing - None

Description: This is another pottery jar, in the typical dark brown medium. It, too, was used for boot or shoe blacking in the mid to late 19th century. This jar is in excellent shape.

Price: $24 + $14 S&H (see ordering info)