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Bosak's Horke Vino

Bosak's Horke Vino

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Description
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: A valuable aid in dyspepsia, constipation, nervousness, general debility, and in other derangements of the digestive organs
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
maker
Bosak Manufacturing Company
Place Made
United States: Pennsylvania, Scranton
Physical Description
alcohol 18-20% (drug active ingredients)
Measurements
overall: 9 1/8 in x 3 in; 23.1775 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
1979.0798.129
accession number
1979.0798
catalog number
1979.0798.129
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
subject
Indigestion & Nausea Drugs
Laxatives
Nerve & Brain Drugs
Foreign & Imported Products
Prohibition
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Comments

I have an amazing wooden crate that is embossed with Bosak’s Horke Vino. It’s an amazing crate and is dated May 16 1916 Aug 26 1919 with what seems to be a hand stamp from Feb 28 1920.
"This product was manufactured by my great-great grandfather, Michael Bosak, the "Bishop of Scranton. " How wonderful to see it at the Smithsonian! Information about his life and works is available through the Michael Bosak Society: http://www.bosak.sk/en/index.html.Na zdravie!Doug LynottKensington, MD"

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