O is for Old Bottles
I am a collector of old bottles which once may have contained perfume, medicine, ink or fruit juice and made from clear, green, blue or amber glass. I began collecting them many years ago after finding my first bottle in an antique shop in Whitby.
Recently I learnt the reason for the medicine bottles being strange shapes with the word poison in raised letters. This was because in the olden days before houses had lighting, a bottle containing poison may have been picked up in error, thinking it contained water or another substance.