Empty, semi-transparent cobalt blue glass Milk of Magnesia bottle with rounded rectangle base; body has round front and back walls and straight straps on both sides; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides…
Empty, semi-transparent cobalt blue glass Milk of Magnesia bottle with rounded rectangle base; body has round front and back walls and straight straps on both sides; round shoulders, short cylindrical neck, round neck ring, and cylindrical finish with continuous external thread; mold lines on sides extend from base to top;embossed product name and manufacturers information on front; missing cap.
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Belonged to Diane and Hugh Pross; purchased by donor at charity shop, the Sharing Centre.
The Charles H. Phillips Chemical Company; Sterling Products Corporation
Serial number with “K” embossed on bottom and use of threaded finish indicate it was made after Sterling Products Co. acquired The Charles H. Phillips Chemical Company in 1923
Embossed on front: “MILK OF // MAGNESIA // REG’D. IN U. S. PATENT OFFICE // AUG. 21. 1906. // THE CHASE. H. PHILLIPS // CHEMICAL COMPANY // GLENBROOK. CONN.”; embossed on bottom: “U. S. A. // 18-K-929”
Storage Room 0010
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Minor scratches on the exterior surface; small amount of chemical residue on interior surfaces, especially the bottom
“Milk Of Magnesia Suspension, (Final Dose Form).” WebMD. 2019. Accessed 17 May 2019.
“MILL RECORD Stamford: Charles H. Phillips Chemical Co.” Mills: Making Places of Connecticut. CT Trust for Historical Preservation. 2019. Accessed 17 May 2019.
Lockhart, Bill et al. “The Bottles of Phillips Milk of Magnesia.” Society for Historical Archeology. 2018. Accessed 17 May 2019.
Charles H. Phillips was an English born chemist and pharmacist best known for the production of Milk of Magnesia, which he first patented in 1875. His sons incorporated the Charles H. Phillips Chemical Company in 1885. The company was acquired by Sterling Products Corporation in 1923, who continued to sell Milk of Magnesia under the Charles H. Phillips Chemical Company name.
Milk of Magnesia is taken orally to relieve constipation, acid reflux, and indigestion.