Dr. G. H. Tichenor's Antiseptic Refrigerant

The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For cuts, bruises, sprain, superficial burns, sunburn, foot itch, prickly heat, insect bites, mouthwash
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
oral hygiene product
date made
after 1906
Dr. G. H. Tichenor Antiseptic Company
Physical Description
alcohol 67.5% (drug active ingredients)
arnica (drug active ingredients)
oil of peppermint (drug active ingredients)
box: 6 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 16.1925 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.175 cm
bottle: 6 in x 2 in x 1 in; 15.24 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm
place made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Health & Medicine
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
Balm of America
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Oral Care
G.E. Damon Collection
Beauty and Health
Civil War
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Balm of America
Beauty and Health
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Oral Care
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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Visitor Comments

2/24/2016 10:06:12 AM
Aj Birdwell
I love collecting old bottles. This one in particular I have as part of my collection. I find the history of such items fascinating. Thanks for sharing this .
10/8/2016 9:22:59 AM
William L
I love collecting bottles too. I have tons of new orleans bottles a lot of which are displayed in the new orleans pharmacy museum. It's a great feeling being able to say " I have one of those". I just acquired a tichneor bottle that was dug and it might have some original contents. It has this thick tar like stuff in it. The pictures on this page show a black liquid, maybe after 100 years that's what happens.
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