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Object ID # 1988.032.040ab
Object Name Bottle, Medicine
Title VICK'S NOSE DROPS Bottle
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date 1940s?
Made Vick's
Place of Origin Unknown
Description Tiny dark blue pressed glass bottle of VICK'S DROPS. It has a green-finished metal screw-top lid. The bottle is only about 2 inches long. One side is emboss-moulded with "VICK'S", while "DROPS" is on the other side.


Provenance Unknown. May have been used by the James Albert and Helena Manning family of Toronto, Ontario and Owen Sound, Grey County.

Last belonged to their daughter, Hazel Manning (b. Dec. 1904-d. August, 1996) of Owen Sound.
Collection Medical/Dentistry, 20th-c Collection
Material Glass/Metal/lnk
Dimensions W-1.6 L-4.8 D-1.1 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Manning, Hazel
Function A commercial container of a quantity of nose drops. An item like this would often be kept in a household's medicine cabinet, and used when someone had a cold. The bottle is only about 2 inches long (so it would also be handy to tuck into someone's purse or pocket for portability). This product has been seen in some 1940s advertisements.