ESS AMONIAC

Description
The label of this blown and molded bottle reads ESS AMONIAC in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. It would have held the Essence of Ammoniac, or the Essence of Ammonium Chloride. Ammonium chloride was part of a solution of alcohol, and prescribed as a diaphoretic, diuretic, cathartic, and emetic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 13 cm x 6.8 cm x 6.8 cm; 5 1/8 in x 2 11/16 in x 2 11/16 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0298
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05447
collector/donor number
SAP 156
catalog number
1991.0664.0298
subject
Pharmacy
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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