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Famous Blue Bottle


In 1936, Baltimoreans walking about downtown knew something was missing. A mysterious vacuum was making itself felt. What was wrong was that the Baltimore sky line had changed - the giant bottle of Bromo Seltzer atop the Bromo Seltzer tower at 308 W. Lombard Street was suddenly missing from their view.

That bottle was four stories high, 20 foot wide and an exact replica of the original headache powder in its familiar blue bottle. It had been there since 1911 - and now was suddenly gone! How and why makes a Baltimore story!

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