Clear glass shop round for Quinine

Made:
1801-1850 in England
maker:
Unknown

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Bottle, shop round, clear glass, for liquid quinine, from Savory and Moore, English, first half 19th century

This glass bottle was once on the shelves of the prominant English chemists Savory & Moore (active 1794-1992), who were based in London. The label shows that the amber liquid in the bottom is quinine. Quinine is used for pain relief and to prevent fevers and for a long time was the primary treatment for malaria.

The shop round or bottle has a black and gold label fixed as a transfer to the glass. These bottles were typically used in pharmacies in the 1800s to store liquid preparations.

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Category:
Medical Glass-ware
Object Number:
A638057
type:
shop round liquid, quinine, shop round
credit:
Loan, Wellcome Trust

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