Cannabis was widely used as an ingredient in nineteenth century medicine, during the golden age of its therapeutic use. The museums house a unique collection of cannabis medicine bottles.
early 1870's completely intact original chicago privy dug antique american gottlieb wurster "blobtop" embossed letter soda or mineral water bottle
original and intact c. late 1860's or early 1870's deep blue aqua soda bottle manufactured for chicago bottlers gottlieb wurster and company. the high, tapering shoulders are finished with a squat neck and oval blobtop. embossed low on the front body is "
Mathis' Family Liniment - 25cent size (on left) and sample size (on right). LEFT: aqua, tooled double ring lip, oval, 4 1/4in (108mm) tall. Embossing: MATHIS' / QUARTER DOLLAR / FAMILY / LINIMENT / C.B. MATHIS / TOMS RIVER / N.J. (across back). RIGHT: aqua, tooled double ring lip, oval, 2 7/8in (73mm) tall. Embossing: SAMPLE / MATHIS' / FAMILY / LINIMENT (across front), C.B. MATHIS / TOMS RIVER / N.J. (across back) No vent hole bumps on either... c1880.
Turlington Balsam of Life (front) - aqua, rectangular, tooled round lip, 2 13/16in (71mm) tall. Embossing: BY THE / KINGS / ROYAL / PANTENT / GRANTED (front), JANY (side), LONDON (other side), ROB T / TURLI / NGT ON / FOR HIS / INVENTED / BALSAM / OF LIFE (back) - 1890s
Grove's Anodyne for Infants - aqua, tooled square lip, rectangle, 5 1/4in (134mm) tall. Embossing: ANODYNE for INFANTS (down back), DR. GROVES (down side), PHILADA (down other side) 2 vent hole bumps - c.1880.
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This Perry Davis Vegetable Pain Killer bottle dates from 1867-1945 and was excavated in Halton County, Ontario. The product was introduced by a shoemaker...