Barry's Tricopherous for the Skin or Hair

Barry's Tricopherous for the Skin or Hair

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product, as described on its corresponding trade card (1988.3152.222):
For the Skin and Hair; "This incomperable preparation imparts an elegance and lustre to the hair which nothing else can effect. It renders it Beautiful, Luxuriant and Glossy, makes it curl, retain it in any desired position, and frees the scalp entirely from dandruff. It exhales the richest and most luscious perfume of flowers, and will not soil the most delicate fabric.
Currently not on view
Object Name
scalp treatment
hair care product
hair dressing
Other Terms
Bottle, OTC Preparation; Containers
date made
ca 1850-1860
place made
United States: New York, New York City
Physical Description
green (overall color)
glass (overall material)
green ware (overall popular color name)
rectangular bottle (overall shape)
narrow mouth (overall shape)
overall: 6 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 3/8 in; 15.24 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.4925 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
catalog number
Hair Care Products
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Hi , I found a Barry’s bottle in Kalgoorlie goldfields. While prospecting! A very cool find! Would love to have seen what this bottle has seen! Funny thing is I am hairdresser!
Hi, I recently unearthed a Harry's bottle from an old Timber Milling site in the South West of Western Australia (which operated from 1895 to 1913). The amazing thing was that the cork was still in place with the contents as well. the contents had separated forming a cream greasy product on top, which I assume is the castor oil.

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