This blown and molded bottle has a label which reads “AQ MENTH PIPER” in black text, with the first initial of each word in red. It would have contained Aqua Mentha Piperita, or Peppermint Water. Peppermint water was used as a tonic, carminative, and antispasmodic.

Date Made: 18th century

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: Pharmacy


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Related Publication: Urdang, George and Ferdinand William Nitardy. The Squibb Ancient Pharmacy: A Catalogue of the Collection, Estes, J. Worth. Dictionary of Protopharmacology: Therapeutic Practices, 1700-1850

Credit Line: Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1991.0664.0291Accession Number: 1991.0664Catalog Number: M-05440Collector/Donor Number: SAPCatalog Number: 1991.0664.0291

Object Name: bottleOther Terms: bottle; Pharmaceutical Container

Physical Description: glass (overall material)paint (overall material)Measurements: overall: 16.4 cm x 7.6 cm x 7.6 cm; 6 15/32 in x 3 in x 3 in


Record Id: nmah_993839

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