Medicine Bottle, 1843-1855

Summary

Dr. George Merchant founded the Merchant's Gargling Oil Company in 1833 in Lockport, New York. The company claimed the liniment (not really for "gargling") eased a variety of aches and pains common to "man and beast"--it bottled one version for humans and another for animals.

Dr. George Merchant founded the Merchant's Gargling Oil Company in 1833 in Lockport, New York. The company claimed the liniment (not really for "gargling") eased a variety of aches and pains common to "man and beast"--it bottled one version for humans and another for animals.

Artifact

Medicine bottle

Date Made

1843-1855

Creators

Merchant, George W. (George Washington), 1807-1867 

Lockport Glass Works 

Place of Creation

United States 

Creator Notes

Made for George Merchant by Lockport Glass Works.

 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Davidson-Gerson Gallery of Glass

Object ID

76.40.48

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Mr. Preston R. Bassett.

Material

Glass (Material)

Color

Dark green

Dimensions

Height: 5.5 in

Width: 2.5 in

Length: 1.75 in

Weight: 11 oz

Inscriptions

marked on three sides: FROM THE / LABORATORY - OF / G W MERCHANT / CHEMIST - LOCKPORT / N.Y.

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