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Doct. Marshall's Catarrh Snuff

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Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880 - 1900
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
014005009
Description
Rectangular transparent green glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside; bubbles in glass.
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Accession Number
014005009
Collection
Vechter Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packing -- container -- bottle
Tobacco, Smokeless
Description
Rectangular transparent green glass bottle; with sloped shoulders; without cork; manufacturing information embossed on sides; white residue inside; bubbles in glass.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Items belonged to donor, a physician from Ottawa.
Maker
Doctor Marshall
Site Made (City)
New York
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1880
1900
circa 1880 - 1900
Date Remarks
Online research
Material
glass: translucent green
Inscriptions
Embossed on one side: "DOCT. // MARSHALL'S" on another face: "CATARRH // SNUFF" on base "5"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-8 Box 1 Row C
Length
8.7
Width
3.4
Depth
2.5
Unit Of Measure
centimeters
Condition Remarks
Minor chip on bottom side; minor white residue inside
Copy Type
original
Reference Types
Internet
Reference Comments
Doct. Marshall's Snuff. VT Medicines
Doctor Marshall's Snuff Bottle. Odysseys Virtual Museum
Research Facts
Much the vogue in the 19th century, snuff--pulverized tobacco leaves--was frequently sold in plain bottles and then transferred to more decorative containers.
Dr. Benjamin Marshall of New York, first began marketed his product in the early 1830's.
Ads proclaimed it as a cure for "Nearly All Common Diseases of the Head, Except Wrong-Headedness." It was also said to cure throat and lung diseases.
Charles Bowen, of Montpelier, Vermont became the sole proprietor of the brand in about 1840.
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