Radium Trink Kur Bottle (ca. 1920)

The label on this empty bottle reads "Radium Trink Kur." You don't need to be German to know that this means radium drink cure.

I am guessing that it dates from 1910 to 1930, although it might be of more recent vintage. It probably comes from Germany, however other German-speaking countries (e.g., Austria) are possibilities.

That no residual radioactivity is detectable suggests that the contents, possibly water from a "health spring," were not "spiked" with radium.

Size:  ca. 10" tall (25 cm)

I wish I had more useful information.

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