Hicks Capudine Liquid

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The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: For relief of pain and discomfort in simple headaches and neuralgia, muscular aches and pains, aching discomforts accompanying colds. Tends to reduce fever.
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Date made
ca 1930
Capudine Chemical Company
Place Made
United States: North Carolina, Raleigh
Physical Description
antipyrin, 15 grs. per fl. oz. (drug active ingredients)
caffeine (drug active ingredients)
bromides (drug active ingredients)
salicylates (drug active ingredients)
box: 5 1/2 in x 2 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 13.97 cm x 5.3975 cm x 2.8575 cm
bottle: 5 1/4 in x 2 in x 1 in; 13.335 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm
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Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
Pain & Neuralgia Drugs
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
Fever & Chill Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History


The museum I work at has unearthed more than 150 Capudine bottles beneath an old rural general store we own. We've found many artifacts in and around the store but why so many of these specific bottles under the store in the dirt?
We own a building in Guthrie Oklahoma that used to have a drug store. We found many pamphlets for this product in our building.They are quite interesting. They tell of many usages and also have section for "laundry List" including underwear, drawers and corset covers.
Just found a bottle of the capudine. The bottle reads "capudine for headahe" still has the cork too.

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