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Acadian House Museum

Bottle,Medicine


Accession number: 2010.001.039
Object type: Bottle
Date: 1810 – 1900
Materials: Glass
Measurements: 7 cm L x 2.5 cm W x 7.5 cm H x 9 cm Diameter
Marks/Label: "ESSENCE OF" "PEPPERMINT" "BY THE" "KINGS PATENT."
Group: Cassidy Bottle Collection
Narrative: According to the "History of Drug containers and their Labels" this small bottle was used in both America and England to house peppermint essence, which was believed to be a healing agent. These bottles came in different colours, mainly aqua, clear and green, and were in use between 1810 and 1900. Source: History of drug containers and their labels By George B. Griffenhagen, George Griffen Hagen, Mary Bogard
Description: A small medicine bottle used to house peppermint essence. The small bottle is embossed on all four sides: "ESSENCE OF" "PEPPERMINT" "BY THE" "KINGS PATENT."
History of Use: This small bottle was used America and England to the house perppermint extracts and alcohol, the essence was believed to be a strong healing agent. these small bottles came in different colours, mainly aqua, clear and green, as a result of their various manufacturers.the bottles and the medicine they contained were in popular demand between 1810 and 1900.