Bottle, Baxter’s Lung Preserver; Baxter, John; 1900-1910; WY.0000.433

Name/Title

Bottle, Baxter’s Lung Preserver

About this object

This bottle once contained 'Baxter's Lung Preserver'. This was made by Christchurch chemist John Baxter, who started his business in the late 1860s. A quick look online through 19th century newspapers will bring up countless enthusiastic letters and quotes from those who claimed that Baxter’s Lung Preserver had cured them of their ills and succeeded where other remedies had failed. We are not sure of the ingredients, but this was a hugely popular product, and a version remains on sale to this day.

Maker

Baxter, John

Maker Role

Chemist

Date Made

1900-1910

Period

1900s

Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, South Island, Canterbury, Christchurch

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, glass

Inscription and Marks

Embossed: 'BAXTER'S'
'LUNG PRESERVER'
'CHRISTCHURCH'

Measurements

H 183 mm x W 65 mm x D 38 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

Object Type

equipment

Object number

WY.0000.433

Copyright Licence  

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Dennis 10 Oct 2020 22:35 PM,UTC

I have one of these bottles. Are they worth anything?

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