Bottle for Cholera Drops

Made:
1864 in London
maker:
Decastro and Watson

Glass bottle with glass stopper for 'Cholera Drops' with traces of original contents remaining. 117 mm x 37 mm x 45 mm, 173g. Label reads, 'Cholera Drops/ A teaspoonful in a little/ water and repeat in an/ hour if required.' Bottle is dated to the 19th of August 1864. Dispensed by Decastro and Watson Chemists, English, 1864.

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Details

Category:
Materia Medica & Pharmacology
Object Number:
A22163 Pt6
Materials:
glass, opium, trace
type:
controlled drug
taxonomy:
  • drug
  • furnishing and equipment
  • container - receptacle
  • vessel
credit:
Wellcome Trust

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