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Acadian House Museum

Bottle, Medicine


Accession number: 2010.001.043
Date: 1870 – 1920
Materials: Glass
Measurements: 5.5 cm W x 16 cm H x 15.5 cm Diameter
Marks/Label: "ADAM'S LIQUID/ ROOT BEER."
Group: Cassidy Bottle Collection
Narrative: According to the Nova Scotia Museum, sunk in labels were readily used by drugstores in the late 1880s. The square/rectangle shape of the bottle also dates it somewhere between 1870s and 1920s. Source: http://www.sha.org/bottle/medicinal.htm#Rectangular%20Druggists
Description: A tall medicine bottle with a prescription lip, long neck and a square/rectangle body and base. The label on the front of the bottle is sunk in and reads "ADAM'S LIQUID/ ROOT BEER." There is an embossed 140 on the bottom of the bottle.
History of Use: Pyny-Pectorial was a household medicine used for coughs and colds. According to a nursing book in the late 1800's, this medicine was being readily used by nurses and mothers to treat children.