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Dr. Baxter's Mandrake Bitters

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Dates
1860
circa 1860
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001315
Description
Cylindrical twelve-sided light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled double rounded collar at the lip; five front panels are embossed; the bottle contains no medication; there is a piece of cork in the bottom of the bottle
Accession Number
996001315
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- bitters -- container
MM= Drugs -- container -- bottle
Description
Cylindrical twelve-sided light aqua bottle with long cylindrical neck and tooled double rounded
collar at the lip; five front panels are embossed; the bottle contains no medication; there is
a piece of cork in the bottom of the bottle
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Purchased by Dr. M.Chiong for his patent medicine collection, in Kingston in Aug. 1993
Maker
Lord Bros.
Site Made (City)
Burlington
Site Made (State)
Vermont
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1860
circa 1860
Material
glass: light aqua
Inscriptions
Front panels read, "DR. BAXTERS' // MANDRAKE BITTERS // LORD BROS. // PROPRIETOR'S // BURLINGTON
VT."
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A4-7 Box 2 Row E
Dimension Notes
Length: 17.0 cm. x Diam. : 5.4 cm.
Condition Remarks
There is a small broken bubble chip at the back
Copy Type
Original
Reference Types
Book
Reference Comments
"Bottles" by Michael Polak, pp. 19 & 21; "Bottlers and Bottles, Canadian" by O. Urquhart, p. 55;
"Bitters Bottles" by Richard Watson, p. 60; "The Snake-Oil Syndrome" by A. Walker Bingham,
pp. 49-50
Research Facts
Original label claimed the product was an anti-bilious and Jaundice Mandrake Bitters for
strengthening and purifying the blood
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Dr. Shoop's Restorative

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Dates
1900
circa 1900
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
Accession Number
996001179
Description
Square glass bottle tinted green; corked neck; three recessed panels; flat front has paper label adhered to it; narrow paper label on back panel; embossed writing on glass of remaining two sides.
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Accession Number
996001179
Collection
Dr. Michael A. Chiong Patent Medicine Collection
Category
Pharmacy and Drug Artifacts
Classification
Pharmacy, General
MeSH Heading
Drugs, Non-Prescription
MM= Drugs -- patent, proprietary, over-the-counter -- vitamins, health restorers, protectors -- container
MM= Drug Packaging -- container -- bottle
Description
Square glass bottle tinted green; corked neck; three recessed panels; flat front has paper label adhered to it; narrow paper label on back panel; embossed writing on glass of remaining two sides.
Number Of Parts
1
Provenance
Acquired by Dr. M. Chiong for his patent medicine collection; purchased from Goodrich, USA in Oct. 1993.
Maker
Dr. C. I. Shoop
Site Made (City)
Racine
Site Made (State)
Wisconsin
Site Made (Country)
United States of America
Dates
1900
circa 1900
Material
glass: green
paper: cream; red
Inscriptions
Dr. Shoop's // Restorative // ... // stomach // kidney // heart // ... // prepared by // Dr. C.I. Shoop // Racine, Wis. U.S.A. // Price one Dollar // Dr. Shoop's // Family Medicines // Racine Wis.
Permanent Location
Storage Room 0010
0010-A2-9 Row B
Dimension Notes
Length: 18.5 cm. x Width: 6.3 cm. x Depth: 6.3 cm.
Condition Remarks
Paper label discoloured; label missing small piece from lower right corner; label on rear appears to be lifting along left edge.
Copy Type
Original
Images
Less detail