English 12-inch Apothecary Jars with New LabelsBy

English 12-inch Apothecary Jars with New Labels

Large glass jars made within the last 20 years are being fitted with new paper labels making them resemble 12-inch apothecary jars. The original labels appeared on vastly smaller two ounce jars (arrow). Labels have been manipulated on a computer with Photoshop or other image editing software and enlarged to fit the new bigger bottles. The new labels have retained their original contents size, "2oz" and the original price, "1D" (one penny). New labels are printed on a high quality ink jet printer which can be identified with a 10X loupe. The unprinted backs of the new labels fluoresce brightly under black light. Labels shown here are from Brown Bros. but other names could just as easily be copied.

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The new labels have been cut out by hand with a pair of scissors. The uneven edge is obvious under 10X magnification.