Excellent Amber Glass Apothecary or Drug Store Bottle with Original paper Label from School's Drug Store in near perfect Condition.
Wrong paper label for powder jar Reads: "Godfrey's Cordials" Alcohol 6.5 percent, Opium 1.6 Grains to fluid ounce.
History of Godfrey's Cordial Drug : (NINETEENTH CENTURY) aka MOTHER BAILEY'S QUIETING SYRUP In the early days of industrialization, low wages forced women working in Manchester textile mills to leave their unattended children at home. To calm them, children were given the opium-containing Mother Bailey's or similar products such as Dr. McMunn's Elixir, Godfrey's Cordial, Street's Infants' Quietness, Atkinson's, Infants' Preservative, Squire's Elixir, Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup, Daffy's Elixir, Battley's Sedative Solution, Batley's Drops, Kendal Black Drops, or Dalby's Carminative.
Dosages listed from 3 Drops for a Two Days Old (baby) up to 1 Tablespoon for Adults !
Lebanon,Pa. was Full of Textile Mills & Factories in the late nineteenth century ! School's Drug Store was located at 365 North Ninth Street, Lebanon,Pa. This bottle was De-accessioned from the Historical Society.
Two part mold, Pressed Glass Bottle with Fire Finished plain top Lip. Circa 1900's construction with the Drug Store listed on the paper Label. Large size Bottle stands 12 1/4 inches High to the top of the cork stopper Lip, and 4 3/4 inches base dimensions. Weighs 2 Pound and 5.2 Ounces.
Well taken care of bottle and Guaranteed a 100% Antique Original.
Item ID: 3211