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
General Category History
Category Household Items
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 4, Shelf 2
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
Unit of Measure Inches/ounces
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.
Date JUL 8,2014
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