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As the century progressed multi-dose portions were dispensed in larger bottles.Medicine bottles were usually octagonal, and recyclable, often having the name of the chemist moulded in the glass.
Poisoning was seen as a sophisticated crime - this was the era of the high profile poisoner.
Aether rounds were special containers used for explosive liquids.
The glass stoppers in these containers were covered by heavy glass domes that would catch the stoppers if the liquids blew them out of the neck of the container.
This distinctive shape would alert you to the fact it was the poison bottle if you were searching for a bottle, or feeling your way in the medicine cupboard in the dark.
This poison bottle is made out of green glass, and has six sides, three of which are flat and three of which are fluted.