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Object ID 002620

Object Name Wright's Alcoholic Solution of Coal Tar

Object Desc Cork-top bottle for Wright's "Alcoholic Solution of Coal Tar."

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002326

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Household Items


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 4, Shelf 2

Object Date

Start Year Range 1890

End Year Range 1930

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords soap,cleaning,antiseptic,bottles,Wright, Layman, & Umney,

Title Wright's Alcoholic Solution of Coal Tar

Description Cork-top bottle, label is pasted on bottle with instructions and uses.


Approx Collection Date

Height 8.5

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.75

Circumference 9.25

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Wright, Layman, & Umney

Maker Details In June 1899 Wright, Layman & Umney became a private limited company with a capital of 100,000 with Charles Umney as Director. In that year new premises for the Drug laboratories and the Soap factory were found at 66-76 Park Street. Charles maintained an active role in the business until 1905 and subsequently acted as Chairman of the company. By 1909 the company was one of the leading pharmaceutical houses in the country, and in that year it became a public limited Company with a capital of 135,000 with Charles Umney as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Maker Mark


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Image Caption CMY2326



Date JUL 8,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes The label is repaired with clear tape, and appears to have aged a lot.


Date JUL 8,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 4, Shelf 2 from Room 4, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin