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Vintage Bottle Of Dental Amalgam Silver - 74.5 % Pure

 
 
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 Posted 02/24/2019  8:42 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Joe2007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Has anyone seen anything like this?

Picked it up in an auction lot of vintage medical tins and supplies. From a bit of limited searching on the bay it appears it may have a bit of collectable value.

Your thoughts?


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 Posted 02/24/2019  9:03 pm  Show Profile   Check Jadey's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Jadey to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Its interesting. I wonder what is collectible, the bottle or the contents. I can't imagine that the contents are particularly scarce.
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 Posted 02/24/2019  9:56 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Joe2007 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I believe its the bottles, vintage advertising sometimes sells well. Not sure what the remaining silver would be worth in this state.
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 Posted 02/25/2019  12:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add thisistheshow to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That's a really cool item!
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 Posted 02/25/2019  12:25 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add westernsky to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The bottle, with the label intact, is worth way more than the silver contents. However, it should all be kept together unless silver goes to a jillion dollars an ounce.
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 Posted 02/25/2019  01:12 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add sel_69l to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The granularized Ag/Hg amalgam inside the bottle supports the claim of the label on the bottle, and are are thus co- dependent.
Keep them together - what else is worth storing in the bottle anyway?
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 Posted 02/25/2019  01:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DBM to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice !
Thanks for sharing.
The cap looks out of place though,too modern.
"Dipping" is not considered cleaning...
-from PCGS website
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 Posted 02/25/2019  05:28 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add fistfulladirt to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
With the screw top, I'd place a date on the bottle around 1940 - 1980.
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 Posted 07/21/2019  7:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add everything to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here is what Amalgam is. Dental amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin, and copper. Small amounts of zinc, indium or palladium may also be present.

https://engage.3m.com/Oral-Care-Mar...ding-Amalgam
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