BUTYR ANTIMON

Description
This blown and molded square glass jar has a narrow neck, a flared lip, and a circular glass stopper. The number "13" has been etched into the stopper. The baked white enamel label is flanked by blue flowers on the sides and top, and a blue ribbon sits on top of the label. The label readsBUTYR ANTIMON in black text. This jar would have contained butter of antimony (antimony trichloride), which was used as a caustic. Antimony tricholoride is toxic and is used today as a flame retardant.
Location
Currently not on view
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 14.4 cm x 7 cm x 6.9 cm; 5 11/16 in x 2 3/4 in x 2 11/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0420
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05569
collector/donor number
SAP 281
catalog number
1991.0664.0420.01
1991.0664.0420.02
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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