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- A Manufacturer Battersea, United Kingdom
Medicine Bottle - May & Baker, Thymol Bi-Iodide, circa 1900 Reg. No: SH 850275
- Made by May and Baker Ltd, circa 1848 - 1950. Used in the pharmacy of a Victorian mental health hospital. Thymol bi-iodide was used as an absorbant with mild antiseptic action.
- Small, green glass medicine bottle with ornate paper label - May & Baker, Thymol Bi-iodide, Cod. Fr. Has round, concave base, straight sides, rounded shoulder and fairly broad, fairly short neck, bulging outward slightly at top. Has cork, which is broken off at rim. Bottle is 1/4 full with yellowish powder. Bottle has join down sides.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
|Dimensions:||128 mm (Height), 54 mm (Diameter)|
|Tagged with:||antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, psychiatric hospitals, making history - psych services|
|Themes this item is part of:||Psychiatric Services Collection, Medicine in Society Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection|
|Primary Classification:||MEDICINE & HEALTH|
|Secondary Classification:||Mental Health - Pharmacy|
|Inscriptions:||Decorative label on side of bottle: 1 OZ / THYMOL BI-IODIDE COD, FR. / 18789 / MAY AND BAKER Ltd. / Manufacturing Chemists / Battersea London SW / PLANET / BRAND
Embossed on base: 541
|Manufacturer:||May & Baker Ltd, Battersea, England, Great Britain, circa 1900|
|Place & Date Used:||Victoria, Australia, 1848-1950|
|References:||Martindale. The extra pharmacopoeia, 26th ed. London. Pharmaceutical Press. 1972.|