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Catalog Number 1982.219.011
Description Drake Aromatic Spirit Ammonia, c. 1941-1945. Part of Block Warden's first aid kit used during World War II by Gladys M. Browning of Burlingame, CA. Clear glass bottle with blue metal screw cap has a flattened octagonal shape with flat sides and three bevels on the front and back. A paper label with a blue, yellow, and red design is adhered to the front of the bottle. "DRAKE" appears in white at top center in a yellow hexagon flanked by red and yellow stripes on a blue background. Text in blue on a yellow background at center reads, "REG US PAT OFF / TESTED PURITY / AROMATIC / SPIRIT AMMONIA / U. S. P. / ALCOHOL 63% / Average Adult Dose--One- / half teaspoonful well diluted. / Also may be inhaled as a / stimulant. / 1 FLUIDOUNCE." Zig-zag stripes of red, white, and blue separate the yellow background from a blue background at the bottom of the label. White text in this area reads, "Distributed by / DRAKE COMPANY / LOS ANGELES, CALIF." Marks molded into the glass on the bottom of the bottle include a logo for the Glass Container Corporation of an interlocking 'G' and 'C' and the number "1160."
Object Name Bottle, Medicine
Collection 3D - Medical & Psychological Tools & Equipment
Title Drake Aromatic Spirit Ammonia, c. 1941-1945
Date c. 1941-1945
Creator Drake Company, Los Angeles, California
Role Manufacturer
Inscription Text "DRAKE" (white text at top center of label in a yellow hexagon); "REG US PAT OFF / TESTED PURITY / AROMATIC / SPIRIT AMMONIA / U. S. P. / ALCOHOL 63% / Average Adult Dose--One- / half teaspoonful well diluted. / Also may be inhaled as a / stimulant. / 1 FLUIDOUNCE [sic]” (printed in blue text through center of label); "Distributed by / DRAKE COMPANY / LOS ANGELES, CALIF" (white text on a blue background at bottom of label); interlocking 'G' and 'C' logo for the Glass Container Corporation and “1160” (molded in glass on bottom of bottle)
Provenance Used during World War II by Gladys M. Browning of Burlingame, CA
Dimensions H-3.5 W-1.375 D-0.875 inches
Search Terms Browning, Gladys M.
First Aid
Medical Equipment
World War II
World War Two
WWII
Subjects First aid
Medical aspects of war
Medical equipment & supplies
War
World War II
People Browning, Gladys M.