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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001203
Description
Cylindrical blue glass bottle; wide cylindrical neck threaded for screw-on cap; words "Bromo-seltzer" embossed in glass just below neck; cap and labels missing.
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Accession Number
996001203
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Headache -- drug therapy
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Cylindrical blue glass bottle; wide cylindrical neck threaded for screw-on cap; words "Bromo-seltzer" embossed in glass just below neck; cap and labels missing.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Ottawa in June 1993.
Maker
Bromo-seltzer Emerson Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Bromo-seltzer // Bromo-seltzer
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A5-6 Box 1 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 10.4 cm. x Diam. : 3.9 cm.
Copy Type
Original
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Bromo-Seltzer bottle

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001204
Description
Small cylindrical blue glass bottle; wide cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper; embossed words down one side of bottle
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Accession Number
996001204
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Headache -- drug therapy
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Small cylindrical blue glass bottle; wide cylindrical neck intended for cork stopper; embossed
words down one side of bottle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Toronto in Feb 1994
Maker
Bromo-seltzer Emerson Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: blue
Inscriptions
Bromo-seltzer // Emerson // Drug Co. // Baltimore
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 6.7 cm. x Diam. : 3.0 cm.
Condition Remarks
Some surface dirt has become embedded in raised lettering of bottle
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
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Bromo-Seltzer Tower postcard

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Dates
1911
circa 1911
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001480
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused, of Bromo-Seltzer Tower Building crowned with its blue bottle (illuminated at night) and clocks which use "BROMOSELTZER" instead of numbers; colour chromolithography facsimile; street trolleys and motorcars below; back: detailed description of building.
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Accession Number
996001480
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Cardboard postcard, unused, of Bromo-Seltzer Tower Building crowned with its blue bottle (illuminated at night) and clocks which use "BROMOSELTZER" instead of numbers; colour chromolithography facsimile; street trolleys and motorcars below; back: detailed description of building.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1995
Maker
Emerson Drug Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1911
circa 1911
Date Remarks
Copyrighted in 1911, erected in 1911, so must be around the same time
Material
paper: red; black; blue; brown; yellow
Inscriptions
Front: "BROMO-SELTZER TOWER BUILDING // LABORATORIES AND HOME OFFICES OF // EMERSON DRUG CO., BALTIMORE, MD. // COPYRIGHT 1911, BY EMERSON DRUG CO."; back: "Place Stamp // Here // Domestic: // Canada, Cuba, // Mexico, Hawaii, Phillipines, Porto Rico [their spelling!] // , 1 cent // Foreign: // 2 cents"; rest is a long description: "Total height of tower, 357 feet. The bottle on top, a // fac-simile of the regular ten cent Bromo-Seltzer bottle, // but about 10,000,000 times larger, is 51 feet high, 20 1/2 // feet in diameter, weighs 17 tons, and revolves at the rate // of 107 feet per minute. There are 596 electric lights in // Bottle and Crown surmounting it, which can be seen at // a distance of 20 miles. // The Bromo-Seltzer clock is the largest four dial gravity // clock in the world.The dial is 24 feet in diameter. The // minute hand is 12 feet 7 inches long, and weighs 175 // pounds. The hour hand is 9 feet 8 inches long and // weighs 145 pounds. The pendulum is 15 feet long and // weighs 475 pounds. The clock is automatically wound // by an electric motor every six hours"
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder A
Dimension Notes
Length: 14.0 cm. x Width: 8.9 cm.
Condition Remarks
Edges and corners slightly worn; right bottom edge has a definite crease / indentation; left top edge also has a worn patch and indentation; back: stain left and right; age/sun discolouration, but not bad
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
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Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
Accession Number
996001328
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, plain broad sloping collar; all four panels are recessed; both the front and back panels have printed paper labels attached; both side panels are embossed with lettering; the bottle is full and sealed with a cork.
Accession Number
996001328
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Respiratory
MeSH Heading
Antitussive Agents
Cough -- drug therapy
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Rectangular clear glass bottle with long cylindrical neck and a tooled, plain broad sloping collar; all four panels are recessed; both the front and back panels have printed paper labels attached; both side panels are embossed with lettering; the bottle is full and sealed with a cork.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
A. C. Meyer & Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: clear
paper: beige
cork: beige
Inscriptions
Left side panel embossed, "A. C. MEYER & CO. BALTO. MD. U.S.A."; right side panel embossed, "DR. J. W. BULL'S COUGH SYRUP"; bottle bottom embossed, "21 -"; front label reads, "DR. BULL'S // COUGH-SYRUP // 4% ALCOHOL // A preparation of valuable // and remedial drugs for // Coughs due to common // Colds. // SHAKE THE SYRUP // Doses listed // Advertising for Dr. Bull's pills listed // A. C. MEYER & CO. // Baltimore Md."; back label gives instructions for using Dr. Bull's pills with the syrup
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A
Dimension Notes
Length: 16.0 cm. x Width: 5.1 cm. x Depth: 3.1 cm.
Condition Remarks
Bottle has no chips, cracks or wear; the paper labels are slightly stained, but are complete and fully legible
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19-21; "The Great American Fraud" by Samuel Hopkins Adams, pp. 47-48, 124, & 180; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham, pp. 9 & 122; "Secret Nostrums and Quackery" compiled by Charles W. Oleson, p. 29; "Nostrums and Quackery", p. 336
Research Facts
This product contained dangerous amounts of opium
Exhibit History
To display in Museum: Potions, Pills and Prescriptions; May 1, 2000 - 28 Jan 2017
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Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer tube

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Dates
1920
circa 1920
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
Accession Number
996001107
Description
Small single dose of Bromo Seltzer in a disposable tube; tube is cream with blue printing and writing on surface
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Accession Number
996001107
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, Pain
MeSH Heading
Headache -- drug therapy
Neuralgia -- drug therapy
Analgesics
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- headache remedies -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container
Description
Small single dose of Bromo Seltzer in a disposable tube; tube is cream with blue printing and
writing on surface
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased in Washington D.C.
on Oct. 16 1994
Maker
The Emerson Drug Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1920
circa 1920
Material
metal: cream; grey; blue
Inscriptions
One Dose // Bromo- // seltzer // for simple // Headaches // and // Neuralgia
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-6 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 7.3 cm. x Width: 2.9 cm. x Depth: 1.7 cm.
Condition Remarks
Has been bent out of shape; some surface grime
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
JPG
Reference Comments
CD #5
Images
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Dates
1870
circa 1870
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001662
Description
Small paper trade card for Brown's Iron Bitters; front: child peeking around a barrel in which two puppies live and are very curious about the kitten who is investigating their bowl of bones; back: discusses what their product does
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Accession Number
996001662
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Brown's Iron Bitters; front: child peeking around a barrel in which two
puppies live and are very curious about the kitten who is investigating their bowl of bones; back:
discusses what their product does
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996
Maker
Brown Chemical Co.
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1870
circa 1870
Date Remarks
May be around 1906 since it protests it does not cure everything
Material
paper: green; blue; yellow; brown; black
Inscriptions
"BROWN'S IRON BITTERS, // THE // BEST // TONIC."; back: "A Question about Brown's Iron Bitters //
Answered. // The question has probably been asked thousands of times // "How can Brown's Iron Bitters
cure everything?" Well, // it doesn't. But it does cure any disease for which a reputa- //
ble physician would prescribe Iron. ..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 9.6 cm. x Width: 7.2 cm.
Condition Remarks
Quite age/sun discoloured; several spots on front where top paper has come off; corners a little
worn and soft
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.660-.663; CD #8
Research Facts
Also made Brown's Aromatic Cordial Bitters, Brown's Vim Nerve Tonic, which were alcoholic preparations;
ingredients: iron, 1 gr.; Calisaya bark, 2 gr.; Phosphorus, 1-200 gr.; Coca, 1 gr.; Viburnum
prunifolium, 1 gr.; reputed to contain 19.5% alcohol; true-to-life depiction of current fashion;
Lily Lantry, a popular actress, was used in Brown's advertising
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Dates
1890
circa 1890
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
Accession Number
996001663
Description
Small paper trade card for Brown's Iron Bitters; front: chromolithograph of the actress Lily Langtry; back describes how their product is ideal for females
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Accession Number
996001663
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Archival Items
Classification
Archival, Advertisements
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription, advertisements
Description
Small paper trade card for Brown's Iron Bitters; front: chromolithograph of the actress Lily Langtry;
back describes how their product is ideal for females
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. Chiong for his patent medicine collection, before July 15, 1996
Maker
Burrow-Giles Lith. Co.; Brown Chemical Co. (product)
Site Made (City)
Baltimore
Site Made (State)
Maryland
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1890
circa 1890
Date Remarks
Before 1906 ("certain cure") but use of Mrs. Langtry indicates turn of the century
Material
paper: green; pink; yellow; brown; black
Inscriptions
"BROWN'S IRON BITTER'S // THE BEST TONIC // MRS. LANGTRY // THE JERSEY LILY // CERTAIN CURE FOR //
DISEASES REQUIRING A // COMPLETE TONIC. INDIGESTION // DYSPEPSIA, INTERMITTENT FEVERS // WANT OF
APPETITE, LOSS OF STRENGTH // LACK OF ENERGY, MALARIA AND // MALARIAL FEVERS &c. ["c superscripted
and underlined] ENRICHES // THE BLOOD, STRENGTHENS THE MUS- // CLES & GIVES NEW LIFE TO NERVES
..."; etc.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 2005
2005-5-6
Binder D
Dimension Notes
Length: 11.2 cm. x Width: 7.8 cm.
Condition Remarks
Lots of creases and white marks where ink has worn away; back: quite age/sun discoloured; quite a
few pieces of paper stuck to the card; written on in pencil at bottom; several small stains
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Other
JPG
Reference Comments
See 996.001.660-.663; CD #8
Research Facts
Also made Brown's Aromatic Cordial Bitters, Brown's Vim Nerve Tonic, which were alcoholic preparations;
ingredients: iron, 1 gr.; Calisaya bark, 2 gr.; Phosphorus, 1-200 gr.; Coca, 1 gr.; Viburnum
prunifolium, 1 gr.; reputed to contain 19.5% alcohol; true-to-life depiction of current fashion;
Lily Langtry, a popular actress, was used in Brown's advertising; belonged to a Florence Brenor (?)
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