Printed on one side: "MUNYON'S // HOMEOPATHIC // HOME REMEDIES"; on another side: "MUNYON'S // NEURALGIA CURE. // PRICE, 25 CENTS."; from label: "Cures sharp, shooting, knife-like pains in the face, head, chest, and back, and neuralgia pains in any part of the body."
Printed inside circle on lid: "SALVA-CEA // (TRADE MARK) // ALLAYS IRRITATION // SUBDUES INFLAMMATION // RELIEVES PAIN // THE BRANDRETH CO. // 274 CANAL ST. // N.Y."; printed in a band around this circle: "A UNIVERSAL EXTERNAL REMEDY ABSOLUTELY SAFE MANF. OSSINING, N.Y."; printed in a band around this: "GUARANTEED BY THE BRANDRETH CO. UNDER THE FOOD & DRUGS ACT [illeg.]"
In raised lettering on bottle: "BROMO-SELTZER // EMERSON // DRUG CO. // TORONTO, ONT"; inscribed on base: "5" and "D" inside a diamond shape; on cap: "Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer // To Open Turn [upward-curving arrow]"
Cylindrical wooden case with a highly polished surface; two pieces: a hollow, rounded case (a) and a tapered piece that acts as a lid (b), closed by a threaded stump protruding from (b).
Number Of Parts
a - case - Size: Length 2.0 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
b - lid - Size: Length 4.7 cm x Diam. 0.9 cm
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source unknown.
Most likely made by John Weiss & Son, as it is almost identical to the caustic case in 1975.10.2. The "& Son" was added to the John Weiss Co. in 1831, and after 1880, it appears that most caustic cases were made from silver, not wood.
Clear glass vial, corked; no contents; paper strip label around vial.
Number Of Parts
Acquired from the Academy of Medicine; source: Misses Maud and Bata Fraser via Dr. G. Allan Pengelly, Willowdale, Ont.; used by Dr. John Bell Fraser (1855-1938) who practised in Brockville for one year.