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Warner's Compound Diuretic

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Dates
1906
circa 1906
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
Accession Number
996001312
Description
Oval amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, broad flat vertical collar; the front and back panels curve outwards; there is a printed paper label on the front which lists product information; the back is embossed with a trademark (iron safe) and product informations; the bottle …
Accession Number
996001312
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Cardiology
MeSH Heading
Diuretics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- container
MM= Drugs -- diuretics -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Oval amber glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, broad flat vertical collar; the front and back panels curve outwards; there is a printed paper label on the front which lists product information; the back is embossed with a trademark (iron safe) and product informations; the bottle is filled with Warner's Compound and sealed with a cork and partial paper seal
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct.1993.
Maker
Warner's Safe Remedies Co.
Site Made (City)
Rochester
Site Made (State)
New York
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1906
circa 1906
Date Remarks
Name changed from "Safe Cure" to "Safe Remedies" after the Food & Drugs Act was passed in 1906
Material
glass: amber
paper: beige
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Bottle back embossed, "6 FL. OZ. // WARNER'S // SAFE // REMEDIES CO. // ROCHESTER, N.Y. U.S.A."; bottom embossed with "1443"; front label reads, "WARNER'S // COMPOUND // A DIURETIC // CONCENTRATED // NON-ALCOHOLIC // 6 FLUID OUNCES // Keep in a cool place // DIRECTIONS" (listed) "// DIET" (listed) "// Warner's Safe Remedies Co. // ROCHESTER, N.Y. U.S.A."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row A
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.4 cm. x Width: 6.6 cm. x Depth: 3.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks, or wear; the paper label has been water damaged and is missing small sections; the paper seal on the top (covering the cork) is broken and missing sections
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Document
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; see label from Dr. Chiong's exhibit formerly at Bracken
Library; "Nostrums and Quackery" by Arthur J. Cramp, pp. 208-211; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by
A. Walker Bingham, pp. 22-24; p. 32
Research Facts
Used as a diuretic; Hulbert H. Warner turned from manufacturing proof safes to proprietary medicines in 1870; his trademark of an iron safe (1879) appeared embossed in bottles and printed in his labels
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