Dr. G. H. Tichenor's Antiseptic Refrigerant

Dr. G. H. Tichenor's Antiseptic Refrigerant

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
For cuts, bruises, sprain, superficial burns, sunburn, foot itch, prickly heat, insect bites, mouthwash
Currently not on view
Object Name
otc preparation
oral hygiene product
Other Terms
Patent Medicines; Drugs; Liquid
date made
after 1906
Dr. G. H. Tichenor Antiseptic Company
place made
United States: Louisiana, New Orleans
Physical Description
alcohol 67.5% (drug active ingredients)
arnica (drug active ingredients)
oil of peppermint (drug active ingredients)
box: 6 3/8 in x 2 1/4 in x 1 1/4 in; 16.1925 cm x 5.715 cm x 3.175 cm
bottle: 6 in x 2 in x 1 in; 15.24 cm x 5.08 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
G.E. Damon Collection
Civil War
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Medicine and Science: Medicine
Health & Medicine
Beauty and Hygiene Products: Oral Care
Beauty and Health
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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How fun! Just found one of these washed up on the Fly in New Orleans- empty but the glass looked good as new- almost thought it was a modern gas station shooter at first, but it was this lol! Interesting to see the original packaging as well.
I love collecting old bottles. This one in particular I have as part of my collection. I find the history of such items fascinating. Thanks for sharing this .
"I love collecting bottles too. I have tons of new orleans bottles a lot of which are displayed in the new orleans pharmacy museum. It's a great feeling being able to say " I have one of those ". I just acquired a tichneor bottle that was dug and it might have some original contents. It has this thick tar like stuff in it. The pictures on this page show a black liquid, maybe after 100 years that's what happens."

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