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About Medicine Bottles

A medicine bottle are the containers that prescription medicine usually comes in. They are, in a sense, as old as the entire art of making bottles, going back to the dawn of civilization with people first using ceramics and later, glass. Those that are specifically dedicated to holding medicine and nothing else, however, date from the 19th century. As such, some can be considered antique medicine bottles or vintage medicine bottles, and are sought after by glass collectors. Modern types are usually made of plastic, but before the development of plastics, glass was the usual material, and so some older medicine bottles are made of vintage glass that is no longer made. They come in various different colors, with tints meant to protect the contained substances from the effects of light. All different kinds are sold on eBay by reliable vendors. If you are interested in collecting vintage items, antique medicine bottles will make attractive additions to your collection.