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Object ID 001133

Object Name Essence of Limonis apothecary bottle

Object Desc A glass bottle with cork that used to hold the essence of lemon.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY000995a-b

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Medical


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Bay View Pharmacy

Object Date

Start Year Range

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Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords medicine,Essence of Limonis,lemons,apothecary bottles,drug stores,pharmacy,glassware,bottles,

Title Essence of Limonis apothecary bottle

Description It is a clear class bottle with a glass cork. On the front of the bottle there is a label that says Ess. Limonis, which is Essence of Lemon. This label has a bit of damage to it, but the letters can be clearly read. On the back there is a label near the bottom. It seems that it is something the pharmecy would have added because it has oz and lbs and how much it would have cost for it. A person could have had it for 20 cents, 3 for 35 cents, 3 for 50 cents. It seems that the number was changing. Lemon is known for treating scruvy, and has Vitamin C. Although, there doesn't seem to be much medical use for lemons besides that, it was also used for flavoring food.


Approx Collection Date

Height 10.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 3.5

Circumference 11.5

Weight 0

Unit of Measure

Dimension Details The cork: 2.75 in length. 2.00 in diameter. 6.5 in circumference.

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Unknown

Maker Details Lemons are packed full of Vitamin C which helps form collagen, a glue-like fibrous protein in bone, cartilage, tendons and other connective tissue. Vitamin C helps give structure and maintain such body parts as bones, cartilage, muscle, veins, capillaries and teeth.

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Image Caption CMY995a-b



Date JAN 6,2014

Summary Very Good

Assessor Brooke Uhl

Notes Glass is in great shape as well as cork. The labeling is cracked, stained, and has some edgewear. The back label is ripped and stained.