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Posted 7 years ago


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I always wondered what was in this lil bottle of ours...looks red, and first guess was blood, but who knows? Interesting none the less. Just one of the reasons we like it.

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  1. Ghost1227 Ghost1227, 7 years ago
    Don't know for sure what's in the bottle, but I can give you a little history on it. John Wyeth & Brother was a pharmaceutical company founded in 1860 by John and Frank Wyeth. They started with a single drugstore with a small research lab on Walnut St in Philadelphia. In 1862, the began to mass-produce quantities of commonly used medications, and in 1864 they had become so successful that they became a supplier for the Union Army during the Civil War.

    In 1872, an employee of the brothers named Henry Bower developed one of the first rotary compressed tablet machines, enabling medications to be produced with an accuracy and speed never before seen. Wyeth went international in 1883, with the launch of a facility in Montreal, Canada, and when the original Walnut St store burned in 1889, they sold the retail business and began focusing on mass-production.

    On October 15, 2009 Pfizer finalized a $68 billion acquisition of John Wyeth & Brother. In the 150 years John Wyeth & Brother was in operation, they were responsible for the first 'compressed pill' and the first soluble gelatine capsules, glycerine suppositories, and effervescent salts. They pioneered commercial penicillin production and developed a heat-stable freeze-dried smallpox vaccine.

    While I can not tell you exactly what is in the bottle in question, I can tell you that the style you possess was produced in or around 1900, and was commonly found in apothecary shops.
  2. cocacolakid97 cocacolakid97, 7 years ago
    Most likey a some sort of medicine, possibly cough syrup? If it was blood, it would't still be more of a brownish red. If I were you, I would dump out the medicine, it's probably the best way to avoid a very bad accident.
  3. VikingFan82 VikingFan82, 7 years ago
    It's iodine, leave it the way it is.

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