LIQ MAGN SULPH

LIQ MAGN SULPH

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Description
This blown and molded glass bottle has a narrow neck, a flared lip, and a spherical shaped glass stopper. The bottle has a blue, white, and yellow baked enamel shield. The label is marked LIQ MAGN SULPH in black, with the first initial of each word in red. This bottle would have contained liquid magnesium sulphate, commonly known as Epsom salt which was used as a mild cathartic, diuretic, and diaphoretic.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
bottle
Other Terms
bottle; Pharmaceutical Container
date made
18th-19th century
Physical Description
"colorless" (overall color)
glass (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 18.5 cm x 9.6 cm; 7 5/16 in x 3 3/4 in
ID Number
1991.0664.0437
accession number
1991.0664
catalog number
M-05586
collector/donor number
SAP 298
catalog number
1991.0664.0437.01
1991.0664.0437.02
Credit Line
Gift of American Pharmaceutical Association and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
subject
Pharmacy
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European Apothecary
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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