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- A Manufacturer Battersea, United Kingdom
Medicine Jar - May & Baker, Thymol Bi-iodine, 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-iodine was used as an absorbant with mild antiseptic action.
- Small, green glass medicine jar with ornate paper label - May & Baker, Thymol Bi-iodine, 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 of jar. Jar is 1/4 full with yellowish powder. Jar has join down sides.
- Acquisition Information:
- Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services, 1985
|Dimensions:||12.50 cm (Height), 5.50 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, psychiatric hospitals|
|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:||541 - embossed on base. Decorative label on side of jar: THYMOL BI-IODINE COD, FR. /18789/MAY & BAKER Ltd./Manufacturing Chemists/Battersea London SW|
|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.|