Bottle of Dr Williams' Pink Pills for Pale People

Production date
Circa 1900
Country
Canada
State/Province
Ontario
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Description
Small clear glass cylindrical bottle, with lines down either side from two part mould. Contains two black pills. Glass is embossed with the product name. Original cork stopper in place, with cotton wool padding.
Classification
CH classification MEDICINE Medicine patent medicine, pill
Production place
Measurements
H65 x Dia.26 mm
Media/Materials description
Glass, cork, iron oxide (red)
Signature/Marks
DR WILLIAMS \ P \ INK \ ILLS \ FOR \ ALE \ EOPLE \ GLASS \ FOR EXPORT
History and use
Dr Williams’ Pink Pills for Pale People were produced from 1890 to the early twentieth century. Dr Williams’ Medicine Company was the trading arm of G.T. Fulford & Co., a Canadian family business. The pills were used to treat a range of minor illnesses including headaches, sallow complexions and restoring strength after a bout of flu. They represent the surge in ‘over-the-counter’ pills and powders offered to consumers by small medicine producers in the late 19th century.

Uploaded to the Web 27 May 2011.
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H47756

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