Drug bottle with painted inscription, for sulphuric acid

Drug bottle with painted inscription, for sulphuric acid

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Bottle with painted inscription, for sulphuric acid

Sulphuric acid, or oil of vitriol as it was historically known, is a colourless and odourless liquid acid composed of the elements sulphur, oxygen and hydrogen. It is a highly corrosive acid used in many industries throughout history.