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
Other Terms
Patent Medicines; Drugs; Liquid
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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