997.17.64: Bottle, Citrate of Magnesia, 1900-1950

Additional Images

997.17.64: Bottle, Citrate of Magnesia.
Image No. 1848 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Clear glass bottle and porcelain stopper with rubber washer attached with wire to bottle. Bottle embossed with 'CITRATE OF MAGNESIA' surrounded by a decorative shield. The bottle has two mold seams down sides.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 997.17.64
Collection: Pharmacy-ware
Date: 1900-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 22.5 cm
  • Diameter: 6.7 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • glass,
  • porcelain,
  • rubber,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Owner: Mr Ross Scott
  • History of Use: Object found by Mr Ross Scott, a Pharmacist, when he bought a drug store in Lake Cowichan in 1957 [one of original B.C. drugstores]. Store fixtures probably made by 'Shotbolts' in Victoria. Citrate of magnesia was a medicine very commonly used for the treatment of constipation and upset stomach.