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Glass bottle

AAA2224.19
Polar Equipment and Relics

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Object ID AAA2224.19
Description Glass bottle labelled ‘Hydrarg. Nit. Oxyd’. Label missing. A mercury compound, most likely mercury potassium oxide. This is only mentioned in the the London medical and surgical journal: vol iv, 1834, p. 831, as an unsuccessful lotion for a skin disease.
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Artist/Maker Unknown
Credit National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Materials glass; mercury potassium oxide; metal
Measurements overall: 83 mm x 20 mm
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