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Name the bottle


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As the title says simply name the bottle ! I suspect the lines are for measurements ?

I think it is F lochaluce ? Or instead of a h k ?


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S/F loek al/od rice

I'm pretty sure about the r as in the bottom right of https://handwritinggraphology.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/12/Handwriting-ANALYSIS-LETTER-R-2.jpg Victorian script, still used into 20th century - my father writes like this.

But it makes no difference as whatever I try "Google did not find a match for your search"

Can you clear more of the sand off with a soft brush?

If it's calibrated, then possibly a medicine bottle, so possibly the Thackray Museum in Leeds could help?


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It would be Stockatrice for mastitis


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I am struggling to find the actual purpose of this medicine . Don’t suppose anyone else has came across anything else ?


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I doubt the original contents would have been for the ponies, mastitis is primarily a cow udder complaint and IIRC is spread by flies. Possibly the bottle was re-used though, if it's graduated for dosing then possibly some other concoction was put in it.

Yes, pit ponies were looked after - as you say, they weren't cheap and needed to be properly cared for if they were to work well.

The Old Ruminator

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Stockatrice is certainly an animal veterinary product. Seen here with dose graduations. A more collectable version comes in emerald green. Its quite possible it was used again for something else. Date probably c 1910.