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Clear glass shop round for Quinine, England, 1801-1850

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This glass bottle was once on the shelves of the prominant English chemists Savory & Moore (active 1794-1992), who were based in London. The label shows that the amber liquid in the bottom is quinine. Quinine is used for pain relief and to prevent fevers and for a long time was the primary treatment for malaria. The shop round or bottle has a black and gold label fixed as a transfer to the glass. These bottles were typically used in pharmacies in the 1800s to store liquid preparations. maker: Unknown maker Place made: England, United Kingdom

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