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Object ID 004137

Object Name Phillips' Milk of Magnesia

Object Desc Genuine Philips' Milk of Magnesia blue glass bottle with white lettering and screw top.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY004123

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 9, Shelf 22

Object Date

Start Year Range 1940

End Year Range 1949

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Phillips,milk of magnesia,bottles,medicine,

Title Phillips Milk of Magnesia Blue Bottle

Description Translucent blue glass bottle with embrossing reading "Genuine / Phillips'/ Milk of / Magnesia". There is a logo embrossed between the words "milk of" and "magnesia" and is circular in shape. The outer circles create a belt which surrounds a pentagon shape with the letter "H" inside. On the bottom of the bottle "Made in / USA" is embrossed in the glass along with the Hazel-Atlas logo. The bottle is about 7.25 inches tall and has a stout neck with a screw top.


Approx Collection Date

Height 7

Length 3.25

Width 0

Depth 2.25

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Hazel-Atlas Company

Maker Details Hazel Glass Company, Washington, PA (began 1887) and Atlas Glass Company, also of Washington, PA (began 1896) merged to form the Hazel-Atlas Glass Company, Wheeling, WV, in 1902. Hazel-Atlasí well-known makersí mark consists of a large capital letter H with a smaller capital A positioned underneath the H, appearing somewhat like a small step-stool or bench situated underneath a table. The H over smaller A mark is stated to have been used beginning in 1923. The company closed in 1964.

Maker Mark H over A


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Image Caption CMY4123



Date APR 17,2016

Summary Good Condition

Assessor Nicole Burdick

Notes Bottle has no chips or major scratches.