Crane's Quinine and Tar Compound

Crane's Quinine and Tar Compound

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer, or as found in contemporary medical literature, are:
An Expectorant for Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, Tickling in throat, Bronchial Coughs, and Coughs resulting from La Grippe.
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
Other Terms
Patent Medicines; Drugs; Liquid
date made
before 1975
before 1975
before 1975
before 1975
Crane Medicine Co.
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
Physical Description
glass (overall material)
carboard (packaging material)
cork (stopper material)
paper (label material)
alcohol, 5% (drug active ingredients)
tar (drug active ingredients)
quinine (drug active ingredients)
box: 5 7/8 in x 2 in x 1 in; 14.9225 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm
bottle: 5 1/2 in x 1 7/8 in x 7/8 in; 13.97 cm x 4.7625 cm x 2.2225 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Catarrh, Cough & Cold Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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