Bottle, 'Woods' Great Peppermint Cure'; W. E. Woods & Co; 1900-1910; WY.0000.434


Bottle, 'Woods' Great Peppermint Cure'

About this object

This is a clear glass rectangular shaped bottle with 'Woods' Great Peppermint Cure For Coughs & Colds' embossed on the front.

Advertised as 'unequalled and invincible' Woods' Great Peppermint Cure claimed to cure coughs and colds and was the creation of Hawkes Bay chemist, W. E. Woods. Woods first set up shop in Hastings in 1881 before moving to Wellington and eventually to Sydney, where he died in 1927. His company, W. E. Woods & Co., New Zealand remained active after his death.

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.


W. E. Woods & Co

Maker Role


Date Made




Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, glass

Inscription and Marks

Embossed: 'Woods' Great Peppermint Cure For Coughs & Colds'.


h 183 mm x w 57 mm x d 35 mm

Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

Object Type


Object number


Copyright Licence  

Attribution (cc) Attribution (cc)

This object is from

Include tags such as place names, people, dates, events and colours. Use commas to separate multiple tags. e.g. Pablo Picasso, Madrid, red, 1930s.