Name/TitleChemicals: Insect Repellent
About this objectJR Watkins Co, Australia, insect repellent. The reverse of the paper label can be seen through the clear glass bottle and reads:
'Directions. Rub over the exposed areas of skin. This will repel Mosquitoes, Flies, Sand Flies, Fleas, &c.. for several hours. Keep liquid away from the eyes and avoid contact with plastic watch glasses, sun goggles, &c. Will not harm delicate fabrics'.
Kindly donated by Judy and Michael Rice.
MakerJ R Watkins Co
Date MadeFrom 1934
Medium and MaterialsGlass, ink, unknown insecticide, paper, plastic
Inscription and MarksA clear glass bottle with bakelite plastic, screw top, lid. The bottle is decorated is an art deco finish. It was manufactured by Australian Glass Manufacturer's with a 2 piece mould and a separately applied base. The slight push up on the base of the bottle has the AGM logo with skirt indicating that it was manufactured after 1934. 'F384 M' and '3' are also moulded into the push up.
MeasurementsH12 x W6.2 x D2.5 cm
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