Pharmacy: Shop Furniture : Bulk containers for herbs, powders and liquids
Object ID Number:
PH117
Object Name:
Bottles
Type:
Shop Furniture
Manufactured from:
1850
Manufactured to:
1920
Description / History:
There are five glass bottles in this set. These bottles are dated between 1850 and 1920 due to the bubbles in the glass and the medications inside the bottles. Each has a glass stopper and a lable under a thin layer of glass indicating the contents inside.

Bottle A: Has the label "F.E. Senna". The common name for this drug is Fluid Extract of Senna, which is a shrub. The drug is a dark brown liquid. It was used as a cathartic when a laxative action was desired for diseases triggered by fevers, specifically in children.

Bottle B: Has the label "Elix. Bismuth" which stands for Elixir of Bismuth. It is also a dark brown liquid. The drug was used for its antibacterial properties and to treat upset stomach and diarrhea.

Bottle C: Has the label "F.E. Uva Ursi.". The common name for this drug is Fluid Extract of Uva Ursi, which is an evergreen shrub. FE Uva Ursi is a dark brown fluid with a bitter–sweet taste. It was used for its astringent, tonic, and stimulant powers to relieve chronic irritations of the bladder.

Bottle D: Has the label "Vin. Ipecac." which stands for Vinegar of Ipecac. This drug was used in respiratory diseases such as pneumonia and bronchitis to relieve irritation. Ipecac is also used to induce vomiting.

Bottle E: Has the label "Tinc. Serpent". The common name for this drug is the Virginia Snake Root Tincture. Medicinally, it is used as a diaphoretic, diuretic, tonic, and stimulant. Historically, it was used to treat fever induced seizures.
Dimensions:
H–9.25 Dia–2.75 inches
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