LIQ MAGN SULPH

Description
This blown and molded glass bottle has a narrow neck, a flared lip, and a spherical shaped glass stopper. The bottle has a blue, white, and yellow baked enamel shield. The label is marked LIQ MAGN SULPH in black, with the first initial of each word in red. This bottle would have contained liquid magnesium sulphate, commonly known as Epsom salt which was used as a mild cathartic, diuretic, and diaphoretic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
date made
18th-19th century
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18.5 cm x 9.6 cm; 7 5/16 in x 3 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0437
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05586
collector/donor number
SAP 298
catalog number
1991.0664.0437.01
1991.0664.0437.02
subject
Pharmacy
Art
Health & Medicine
European Apothecary
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
Related Publication
Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection

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