Meade & Baker's Compound Carbolic Mouth Wash

Meade & Baker's Compound Carbolic Mouth Wash

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Usage conditions apply
The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging: For cleansing the mouth and teeth and for minor irritations of the throat
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Object Name
otc preparation
otc preparation
Other Terms
Mouth Wash; Patent Medicines; Drugs; Liquid
Date made
after 1929
C. I. Hood Company, Inc.
Place Made
United States: New York, New York City
United States: Missouri, Saint Louis
Physical Description
alcohol 45% (drug active ingredients)
box: 5 in x 2 3/4 in x 1 1/8 in; 12.7 cm x 6.985 cm x 2.8575 cm
bottle: 4 5/8 in x 2 5/8 in x 1 in; 11.7475 cm x 6.6675 cm x 2.54 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of Mary E. and Joseph F. Melfi, Jr., Tupper's Drug Store, Summerville, South Carolina
Dental Products
First Aid Products & Antiseptics
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Health & Medicine
Balm of America
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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"Hi,We recently bought a 1910 home in Richmond, VA's Fan District. While cleaning out in a crawl space he found many broken bottles and 3 whole bottles. One broken piece was the neck and cork of Meade & Baker Carbolic Mouth Wash. The bottle is embossed with Richmond on it and I was wondering if it was also made here. I have photos I could send if interested. Thanks,Laura"
"Hardaway Meade and Thomas Roberts Baker established their prominent Richmond, VA, apothecary around 1856. The popularity of the Meade & Baker's mouthwash led to the formation of the Meade & Baker Carbolic Mouthwash Company, also located in Richmond. Eventually the company expanded and the mouthwash was then produced in several different cities. You can find out more about this business in the Virginia Tech Special Collections (see: Meade & Baker Apothecary Ledger, Ms2009-130 - Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University).Rachel Anderson, Curatorial Asst., NMAH Div. of Med. and Science"

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