Bottle, 'Sloan's Family Liniment'; Mellier (N.Z.) LTD; 1930-1940; WY.1991.555.3

Name/Title

Bottle, 'Sloan's Family Liniment'

About this object

This is a bottle of 'Sloan's Family Liniment'.

In 1871 Earl Sloan was engaged in the buying and shipping of horses in America. This period, immediately following the Civil War, marked the heyday of the horse in American life and Sloan made everyday use of his father's horse liniment, and soon his particular formula was in great demand. For about twenty-five years, Earl and his brother peddled their product from farm to farm, also working horse fairs and carnivals.

At some point, someone applied the liniment to his own back, and discovered that it was beneficial on humans as well. Sales took off, the Sloan brothers began selling huge amounts of their liniment, advertising it as, "good for man and beast".

This bottle is part of a large collection of chemist's equipment which came from the old Wyndham pharmacy in Balaclava Street. This was the United Friendly Society Dispensary, known as the UFS.

Maker

Mellier (N.Z.) LTD

Maker Role

Manufacturer

Date Made

1930-1940

Period

1930s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, North Island, Auckland

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, glass
organic, processed material, vegetal, paper
inorganic, processed material, metal, steel

Inscription and Marks

Printed on label, 'SLOAN'S'
'FAMILY'
'LINIMENT'
'NETT CONTENTS 2/12 FLUID OZS'
In Ink: '91 554'

Measurements

h 135 mm x w 45 mm x d 23 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

Object Type

equipment

Object number

WY.1991.555.3

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