Medicine bottle, 'Gentian Violet', medicinal solution (evaporated) / glass / plastic / paper, made by Washington H Soul Pattinson & Co Ltd, Australia, [1950-1970]
A brown glass bottle with a black plastic screw-on lid. A paper label is adhered to the bottle and has text reading ''Not to be taken, Gentian Violet 2%, Washington H. Soul Pattinson & Co. Ltd, Sydney & Newcastle, 1 Fl. oz'. The solution in this bottle has evaporated leaving a thick purple crust.
Text inscribed on paper label adhered to body of bottle, printed in red "NOT TO BE TAKEN / GENTIAN VIOLET / 2% / WASHINGTON H. SOUL / PATTINSON & CO. LTD. / SYDNEY & NEWCASTLE / 1 FL. OZ."
Text inscribed on body of bottle, moulded into glass "NOT TO BE TAKEN".
Inscription on underside of base, moulded into glass "C M (within mark) / IS. 849 / 5".