The pictures on this page show just a small bit of this variety.
However, there are definitive trends in shapes that mark a bottle as very likely to have been used primarily or originally as a container for high alcohol spirits intended for internal consumption, "medicinal" or otherwise.
The pictures below are from two early machine made medicine bottles.
I have put up pictures of the lips so that the readers can see how they mold goes all the way over the top as shown below. This is different than an older hand tooled, hand blown bottle.
As Dale states, Wistar advertised the form for sale and they were listed in his Will Inventory.By entering this site you declare you are 21 or older, you read and agreed to its Terms, Rules & Privacy and you understand that your use of the site's content is made at your own risk and responsibility.Case gin bottles, also known as taper gins, were a common style used from the 17th through early 20th centuries.The picture below at the left shows an iron pontil on the base jof a historical flask circa 1865.The middle picture shows an open pontil on the base of a cylindrical medicine bottle.