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Object ID 003055

Object Name Atwood's Jaundice Bitters

Object Desc An empty bitters bottle.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY002749

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

End Year Range

Status On Exhibit

Object Keywords bottles,bitters,medicine,Atwood's,

Title Atwood's Jaundice Bitters

Description A 12-sided glass bottle embossed with: Atwood's Jaundice Bitters Moses Atwood Georgetown Mass. Embossed on the bottom is P, with P II below it.


Approx Collection Date

Height 6

Length 0

Width 0

Depth 0

Diameter 2.34

Circumference 7.35

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details

Quantity 1



Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker Moses Atwood

Maker Details Moses Atwood moved to Georgetown with his family in 1840 and he started his business. He was very successful with the sale of the bitters. In 1855, he sold the company and moved west. Around 1863, he started to peddle his bitters and did so until he died in 1892. The business went through many hands and is now part of Wyeth.

Maker Mark Moses Atwood


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Image Caption CMY2749



Date MAR 5,2015

Summary Good

Assessor Christine Jankowski

Notes The bottle appears to not have any chips or cracks. The inside of the bottle is cloudy and dirty.


Date AUG 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 3, Shelf 5 from Room 3 - automatic entry by admin

Date OCT 1,2015

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On Exhibit from On-Site Collection Storage - automatic entry by admin

Date OCT 1,2015

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Bay View Pharmacy from Room 3, Shelf 5 - automatic entry by admin