Medicine bottles

Medicine bottles

Two unembossed medicine bottles, the one on the right retaining its hand-written label and remnants of brown contents.
Owbridge’s Lung Tonic

Owbridge’s Lung Tonic

Bluish smaller size for ‘Owbridge’s/ Lung Tonic/ Hull’ (embossed in panels). For coughs, colds, chest complaints etc.
Kay Brothers, Linseed Compound

Kay Brothers, Linseed Compound

Aqua glass bottle embossed in panels ‘Kay Brothers Ltd/ Linseed Compound (Trade Mark)/  Stockport’. This was marketed as a remedy for coughs, colds, chest complaints, bronchitis, asthma, consumption, influenza etc. Like Elliman’s Embrocation, it was...
Bottle for magnesia?

Bottle for magnesia?

Wide-mouthed cobalt blue glass bottle, possibly for granular citrate of magnesia, for curing stomach upsets.
Elliman’s Embrocation

Elliman’s Embrocation

Medicine bottle embossed ‘Elliman’s/ Universal/ Embrocation’ (Slough). The bottle would have had a glass stopper wedged in a cork ring.
Medicine bottle

Medicine bottle

Aqua glass medicine bottle, embossed ‘R. F. Young/ New Barnet’, with gradations that seem to be for quantities of two tablespoons. Made by the York Glass Company (logo embossed on base).
Bromo-Seltzer bottle

Bromo-Seltzer bottle

Blue-glass, North American bottle, embossed ‘Bromo-Seltzer/ Emerson Drug Co/ Baltimore, MD (i.e. Maryland). Imported from the USA, discarded in Norfolk.
Household rubbish 1870s

Household rubbish 1870s

An assemblage of household rubbish discarded in the 1870s at Brockdish rectory. Top left (from left to right): clinker, oyster shells, small bones, green glass German mineral water bottle fragments and aqua glass English wine/ ale bottle fragments, ‘black’...
Medicinal Phials

Medicinal Phials

Two small medicinal phials, one brown, one aqua. The aqua one, when found, contained a small carved wooden stick of some sort, which may have been to do with its contents. Found in a ditch filled in 1883.
Medicine Phials

Medicine Phials

Medicine phials found amid ash and domestic refuse of the 1890s. Left, Powell of Blackfriars. This clear-glass bottle has been affected by its burial in the ground, which has given it a black coating. Right, an unembossed mould-blown medicine phial.
Congreve’s Balsamic Elixir

Congreve’s Balsamic Elixir

Two bottles for Congreve’s Balsamic Elixir, discarded with other medicines after the death of Mary Everett in 1908. Both clear glass. The bottle on the right is an earlier design, embossed on all four panels: ‘Congreve’s / Celebrated Balsamic/...
Small Bottles

Small Bottles

Clear glass bottles, both retaining their corks and some of their contents (prior to cleaning). Judging by the contents, they held medicine of some sort. The one on the left is 7.7 cm tall. The thin one, right, is 6.3 cm tall. Dumped in 1908 after the death of Mary...
Medicine Bottle

Medicine Bottle

Clear glass medicine bottle retaining cork and part of contents. Embossed on the base is a flat-cut diamond profile (a hexagon), containing the letters Y/G/ Co, for the glassworks. 12 cm tall and 4.7 cm wide at the shoulder. The same glassworks made three of the...
‘Tablespoons’ Medicine Bottle

‘Tablespoons’ Medicine Bottle

Ice-blue medicine bottle with gradations, embossed ‘Tablespoons’. It retains the cork and some of its contents. 15.5 cm tall, 6.1 cm wide at the shoulder. Discarded after the death of Mary Everett in 1908 along with other medicine bottles retaining some of...
Medicine Bottle

Medicine Bottle

Ice-blue medicine bottle, with cork lip, 17 cm tall, no markings. The profile is oval. Discarded after the death of Mary Everett in 1908.
Owbridge’s Lung Tonic

Owbridge’s Lung Tonic

Left: medium-size Owbridge’s bottle, c. 1910, Marshbrook. Right: small Owbridge’s bottle, discarded 1915-20, Tilbury. The firm was based in Hull and sold its products all over the country. The smaller bottle was discarded in London and then dumped in...
Medicine Bottles

Medicine Bottles

Two aqua/blue medicine bottles. The one on the left is embossed ‘Cousins and Thomas, Oxford’. Their shop was in Magdalen Street.
Proprietary Medicines

Proprietary Medicines

Left: aqua glass, ‘Dr Adolf Hommel’s Haemotogen’, a blood purifier. It cost 4 shillings. Centre: aqua glass, ‘Owbridge’s Lung Tonic, Hull’. This size cost 2 shillings and nine pence. Right: ‘Eno’s Fruit Salts’, a...
Medicine Bottle

Medicine Bottle

Small clear glass medicine bottle, for ‘Powell’ of ‘Blackfriars Road’. Found among rubbish from the 1870s. Labourers’ cottages, Kent.
Medicine Bottle

Medicine Bottle

Small aqua medicine bottle, found with rubbish from the 1870s. Labourers’ cottages, Kent.
Medicine Bottle

Medicine Bottle

Medicine bottle for Barclay & Sons Ltd, Farringdon St, London. From London rubbish dumped in Essex.