Bromo Seltzer Tower, Baltimore

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    Bromo Seltzer Tower

    by Dabs Updated Sep 24, 2006

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    Built in 1911 by the inventor of Bromo-Seltzer near the now razed Bromo-Seltzer factory, the most interesting feature of this tower, now that the 51 foot revolving blue lighted Bromo-Seltzer bottle is gone, is the still functioning clock which spells out the word Bromo-Seltzer in place of the numbers. The 51 foot bottle was removed in 1936 due to structural concerns and never replaced.

    I actually wasn't quite sure what Bromo-Seltzer was, I thought perhaps it was the precursor to Alka Seltzer but it appears that it was originally marketed as a headache remedy but then changed to an antacid. Not sure if you can still purchase it, I don't recall ever seeing it at my local pharmacy.

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    Bromo Seltzer Tower

    by littlesam1 Written Jan 14, 2003

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    One of Baltimore's more unusual landmarks. The Bromo Seltzer Tower has a large clock on the top with the Bromo Seltzer name on it. The light at the top of the tower shines a bright blue in the evening just like the color of a Bromo Seltzer bottle.

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