Bottle, Medicine
Bottle, Medicine
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Bottle, Medicine


Accession number: 2010.001.040
Date: circa 1900
Materials: Glass
Measurements: 3 cm W x 9.5 cm H x 10 cm Diameter
Marks/Label: "HATTIE & MYLIUS/ DISENSING CHEMISTS/ HALIFAX. N. S."
Group: Cassidy Bottle Collection
Narrative: According to a cookbook manufactured by Hattie & Mylis in 1900, we can conclude that the company was in production around this time. According to an electronical document from the Maritime Medical News, the Hattie & Mylius wholesale drug store was located on 155 Hollis Street Halifax. In this advertisement Hattie & Mylius claim to possess rare drugs that they have in stock. According to these documents Hattie & Myluis were definitely in production between 1889 and 1891. Sources: Maritime Medical News: http://www.canadiana.org/view/8_05184_2/4 Culinary landmarks: a bibliography of Canadian cookbooks, 1825-1949 By Elizabeth Driver
Description: A small, rectangle rounded medicine bottle. It has a prescription lip, long neck and a rectangle body. On the front of the bottle in embossed letters it reads: "HATTIE & MYLIUS/ DISENSING CHEMISTS/ HALIFAX. N. S." There are no other discernable marks on the bottle.
History of Use: This bottle was produced by Hattie & Mylius Whole sale Drug Store which was located on 155 Hollis Street in Halifax. From old advertisments in the Maritime Medical News (dating back to 1889), we know that Hattie & Mylius possessed rare drugs that no other stores had in stock.
Manufacturer: Hattie & Mylius Ltd.