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Medicine Bottle - Tincture of Myrrh, Felton, Grimwade & Duerdins Ltd, circa 1860 Object Reg. No: SH 850503

Summary:
Bottle containing tincture of myrhh made by Felton, Grimwade & Duerdins Ltd., circa 1860. Used in the pharmacy of a mental health hospital in Victoria Australia
Description:
Clear glass medicine bottle with label on front for Liquor of Myrrh. Bottle has oblong base (rounded on front side) straight-up sides, convex in front and with concave oblong shape in back. Sharply angled shoulder, short thin neck with protruding rim and cork. Dregs of dark brown liquid in bottom of bottle.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Office of Psychiatric Services
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 18.50 cm (Height), 4.50 cm (Width), 6.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: bottles, hospitals, psychiatric services, 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
Tertiary Classification: pharmaceuticals
Inscriptions: L 389/M G/M embossed on base. Liq. Myrrh/Fl. oz. / Felton, Grimwade & Duerdins Ltd. written on printed label on back. Label reads:" 16 Fl. Ozs. Standardised/ Drug Houses of Australia Limited/ Liq. Myrrhae/pro Tinct./ 1 to 3/ One volume added to 3 volumns of 90% Alcohol makes/ Tincture of Myrrh B.P./ Felton, Grimwade & Duerdins Ltd./ 342-46 Little Flinders Street, Melbourne."
Manufacturer: Felton, Grimwade & Duerdins Ltd., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1860
Place & Date Used: Victoria, Australia, circa 1860
References: British pharmaceutical codex. 1963. London. Pharmaceutical Press.

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