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Bottle, Medicine

Object Name: Bottle, Medicine

Object ID: 1992.063.280

Place of Origin: Boston, MA

Date: 1890-1900

Description: Medicine bottle, Wheeler Pharmacal Company, Boston, MA. Clear glass. Small cylindrical vial. Printed paper label inside: "ANTIDOL. / TRADE / MARK. / REGISTERED. / CURES HEADACHE. / [uses and directions] / None genuine / unless signed The Wheeler Pharmacal Co / Boston, / Mass." Cork stopper. Contains 15 round white tablets in one stack.

Material: Glass

Dimensions: L-3.05 Dia-0.5 inches

Provenance: Part of the Wilfred B. Osgood Pharmacy Collection, consisting of the 1870s-1950s contents of the Knox Pharmacy (owned by Fred L. Knox) and Roberts Rexall Store (owned by George C. Roberts) in Farmington, NH. Wilfred Osgood purchased both pharmacies in the late 1940s/early 1950s, and kept the original furnishings from both stores. During the 1970s, he created a pharmacy display room from the contents of both stores. This collection is the contents of that display. The collection also includes manuscripts, books, photographs, and printed ephemera, transferred to NHHS library (1992-068.)

Credit Line: Gift of Donna T. Osgood, in memory of Wilfred B. Osgood

People: Osgood, Wilfred (1911-1988)

Subjects: Pharmacies, Pharmacists, Medicines

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