I am going to give round 14 of ABC Wednesday a theme for my posts: Garden and Garage Antiques and vintage products.
No signs will be included in this round.
Starting off with Letter A as in Antrol Ant poison! These little green bottles were embossed and the sides had a raised pebble pattern to mark them as being poison even if you couldn’t see it, only feel the bottle. Manufactured from the early 1920s through the early 1960s these bottles also were made in clear and Amber, most of the glass work was from Owens-Illinois Company which can be identified by the letter “I” in an oval of “()” like this : (I) .
Antrol really did work well because it was a syrup of Arsenic and sugar made to both lure and kill.
I don’t think Antrol in the original formula has been sold since the early 1960s. I remember seeing these little bottles in gardens well into the 70s though I am sure they were being refilled with some other ant killer.
Now that we have begun round 14 see more of the letter A at: http://abcwednesday-mrsnesbitt.blogspot.com/