Interesting old tincture I found cleaning my grandmas house

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The little bottle still has the labeling and some of the liquid in it. It lights up bright orange under the black light. I just thought it was something neat.
 

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Reminds me of mercurochrome, something very common when I was a kid as an antiseptic for cuts. There was a glass rod inside attached to the cap, and the brown-red mixture would be rolled on your cut.
 
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Reminds me of mercurochrome, something very common when I was a kid as an antiseptic for cuts. There was a glass rod inside attached to the cap, and the brown-red mixture would be rolled on your cut.
Could very well be something like that. I just found it interesting
 

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Could very well be something like that. I just found it interesting
That is pretty cool I looked it up and it is an antiseptic that was eventually banned for containing mercury so be careful but cool find thanks for sharing
 
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That is pretty cool I looked it up and it is an antiseptic that was eventually banned for containing mercury so be careful but cool find thanks for sharing
Definitely have no intention of opening could explain why under the black light it glows
 

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Merthiolate burns like crazy when you put it on a cut. I'm old enough that I got that treatment when I was a kid. First they used iodine, before my time. Then merthiolate, then finally mercurochrome that didn't burn. Now we have neosporin that works best of all.
Another thing merthiolate was used for was staining gun stocks. It gives the stock a nice reddish look.
 

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I'm with Creakydigger. I remember the Mercurochrome as a youngster, and your bottle reminded me of that also. Neat find.
 

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