Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer

Emerson's Bromo-Seltzer

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided by the manufacturer are: A speedy and reliable remedy for nervous headache, neuralgia, brain fatigue, sleeplessness, over-drain work, depression, following alcoholic and other overuses, mental exhaustion, etc.
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Object Name
otc preparation
Other Terms
Patent Medicines; Drugs; Non-Liquid
date made
Emerson Drug Company
place made
United States: Maryland, Baltimore
overall: 7 cm x 3 cm; 2 3/4 in x 1 3/16 in
overall: 2 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 6.985 cm x 2.8575 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Gary P. and Sandra Baden
Nerve & Brain Drugs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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Were bromides taken out of bromo seltzer before the product was taken off the market? Thank you
Found this bottle in my backyard 20 years ago when we built our home in NJ, no label Bromo seltzer Emerson drug co Baltimore Maryland is raised glass and looks hand made the round neck isn’t exactly even maybe had a cork and on the very bottom there is a letter I or number 1 looks more like the letter. Anyone know what year this might be from? Tyia!

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