Warner's Safe Kidney & Liver Cure, 1879-1900

Summary

Hulbert Harrington Warner, a wealthy, New York fire- and burglar-proof safe manufacturer, purchased a medicinal formula from a local doctor and created a multi-million-dollar patent medicine business in the late 1800s. Warner bottled his "cures" and sold them worldwide. The safe on the front of this bottle referenced Warner's previous business enterprise and alluded to the product's perceived safety.

Hulbert Harrington Warner, a wealthy, New York fire- and burglar-proof safe manufacturer, purchased a medicinal formula from a local doctor and created a multi-million-dollar patent medicine business in the late 1800s. Warner bottled his "cures" and sold them worldwide. The safe on the front of this bottle referenced Warner's previous business enterprise and alluded to the product's perceived safety.

Artifact

Medicine bottle

Date Made

1879-1900

Creators

H.H. Warner & Co. 

Place of Creation

United States 

Creator Notes

Made for H.H. Warner & Co. by an unknown manufacturer.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

Object ID

00.3.12787

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Glass (Material)

Color

Amber (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 9.5 in

Width: 3.45 in

Length: 2 in

Weight: 1.2 lb

Inscriptions

on top of front: WARNER'S / SAFE / KIDNEY & LIVER / CURE on bottom of front: ROCHESTER, N.Y.

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