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Object ID 000904

Object Name Finger's Fly Killer Bottle

Object Desc Brown glass bottle with a yellow paper label of Finger's Indoor Fly Killer. Liquid spray to kill flies, mosquitos, roaches, bed bugs and other parasites. Bottle is empty and has a non-removable broken cork.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000820

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Pest Control


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Hardware Store

Object Date

Start Year Range

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords fly killer,pest control,Finger Laboratories,bottles,

Title Finger's Fly Killer Bottle

Description Brown blass bottle, cylindrical in shape, closed on top by a broken cork which cannot be removed. Bottle has a rectangular paper label on with a yellow background and blue, black and some white writing. Label says "Finger's Indoor Fly Killer" in large blue and black letters. There is a picture of Max Finger on the center. Further down in back smaller letters there are directions and uses. Below that, in white letters, "Finger Laboratories Incorporated" "Blue River, Wisconsin U.S.A.". On the left upper corner of the label it says "Contents" and then "1/5 gal" written in pencil.


Approx Collection Date

Height 9.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.75

Circumference 9.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Bottleneck's circumference is 3 inches and its height is 1.5 inches

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Finger Laboratories

Maker Details Blue River, WIS.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY820



Date AUG 14,2013

Summary Good

Assessor Samanta Pugh

Notes Glass is intact, no chips. Glass has several smudges and dirt spots throughout, some are clear and others white and black. Cork that closes the bottle is half broken unabling one to open the bottle. Opening portion also has smudges all around. Bottom of the bottle has several scratches and marks. Paper label is quite dirty. There is a superficial tear to the left above "Finger's" and another tear that reveals the glass inside the circle where the picture of Max Finger is. Writing can be read clearly. It appears there is another layer of paper behind the yellow label.