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Acadian House Museum

Bottle, Medicine


Accession number: 2010.001.060
Date: circa 1873
Materials: Glass
Measurements: 5 cm W x 14.5 cm H x 15 cm Diameter
Marks/Label: "NORWAY PINE/ SYRUP." "WOODS" "TORONTO ONT."
Narrative: This bottle was used to house norway pine syrup, a medicine which claimed to have cured pneumonia and consumption (tuberculosis). It was also used to treat coughs and colds, as well as lung disease. It is dated around 1873, when Foster, Milburn & Co began producing medicines in Toronto Ont. Sources: http://www.antiqbook.com/books/viewcat.phtml?o=debora&c=popular+medicine http://thevirtualdimemuseum.blogspot.com/2008/03/egyptian-dream-book.html
Description: A medium sized medicine bottle with a crown-like closure, short neck and rectangular body and base. The shoulders, body and base all measure the same diameter. The body of the bottle has recessed panels in the glass for the labels. On the front label it reads in embossed letters "NORWAY PINE/ SYRUP." On the Right hand panel it reads "WOODS" and on the left hand panel it reads "TORONTO ONT."
History of Use: This bottle was used to house Norway Pine Syrup, a medicine which claimed to have cured pneumonia and consumption (tuberculosis). It was also used to treat oughs and colds, as well as lung disease. It is sated around 1873, when Foster, Milburn & Co Began producing medicines in Toronto, Ontario.
Manufacturer: Foster, Milburn & Co