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Object ID # 1981.044.024
Object Name Bottle, Medicine
Title Manley's Throat and Lung Syrup Bottle
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Date Late 19th-century
Year Range from 1889
Year Range to 1891
Made Whitall Tatum & Co.?
Place of Origin Owen Sound, Grey County
Description Violet-tinted pressed glass medicine bottle from the W. J. Manley or A. W. Manley drugstore. It has an octagonal footprint and says "MANLEY'S THROAT AND LUNG SYRUP" in vertical letters on the front. It is clean and once took a cork.
Provenance Custom-made for the Manley Drug Store of Owen Sound, Grey County. Possibly manufactured in the United States by W T & Co.?

Made for and sold by Arthurs W. Manley, who had a drug store in Owen Sound, from 1891-1911, having bought out his brother W. J. Manley's drugstore business. He made a couple different pharmaceutical products (c. 1889 his brother William James Manley manufactured several products, including the throat and lung syrup). In the 1892 Rutherford's Directory of Owen Sound, his business was located at 70 Poulett St. (main street). In a 1902-1904 Vernon's directory, his business was located at 31 Poulett St.

The aqua glass suggests an 1890s or early 20th-century date for this bottle.

William James Manley's business was listed in the 1886 Owen Sound telephone directory.

Last owned by Mark Clement of Owen Sound.
Collection Medical/Dentistry, 19th-c Collection
Material Glass
Dimensions H-13.6 W-2.5 L-4.7 Dia-2.4 cm
Found Owen Sound, Grey County
People Manley, A. W.

Manley, W. J.
Subjects Bottles
Drugstores
Medicine
Search Terms Manley's Family Medicines