Dr. Pettit's American Eye Water

No information about indications or use are provided on the packaging.
The Howard Brothers of Buffalo, New York produced this bottle of Dr. Pettit’s American Eye Water around 1900. In 1842 Dr. James Pettit formulated the eye salve in Fredonia, New York, selling the business to Edward and Clarence Howard in 1876. The Howard Brothers moved the company to Buffalo, New York in 1888. Dr. Pettit’s American Eye Water was used to sooth irritated eyes.
Object Name
otc preparation
date made
ca 1900
Howard Brothers
Physical Description
wood (container material)
paper (container material)
overall: 4 1/4 in x 1 7/8 in; 10.795 cm x 4.7625 cm
place made
United States: New York, Buffalo
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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