Although the Warner’s reversed or left hand safe is perhaps the most classic of Warner’s error bottles, one of the rarest is the 3-Cities Reversed N’s. This bottle (only one example is known) is in all other respects a typical Toronto (3-Cities) Safe Cure. However, upon close inspection of the embossing along each side, the error becomes clear. The “N’s” in London, England and in Toronto, Canada are all reversed. It is astonishing that the glassmaker that assembled the mold that produced this bottled so completely flubbed the letters. Having said that, I suspect that the person doing the assembly was required to assemble the letters in reverse, so getting the “N’s” backwards is understandable. I suspect it was an error that was quickly caught by quality control, which explains the rarity of this unique bottle.
The Warner’s Reference Guide lists it as 69A and notes its status as a one-of-a-kind. Thanks to Ed Ojea for the photographs of this rare bottle.