Bottle, 'Eno'; J C Eno Limited; 1920-1930; WY.0000.438


Bottle, 'Eno'

About this object

This cork stoppered bottle once contained 'Eno' fruit salts.

In 1852, the British pharmacist James Crossley Eno started selling a fruit salt mixture from his pharmacy in the port city of Newcastle upon Tyne. He gave away his mixture to hungover seafarers, and in this way the name Eno became associated with fruit salts around the world.

As the pharmaceutical industry moved away from cure-all patent medicines in the mid-twentieth century, Eno Fruit Salt became one of the only surviving products of its kind, advertised as a panacea for everything from gout, rheumatism, colds, fevers, biliousness, indigestion, diarrhea, pimples, and headaches.

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.


J C Eno Limited

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Place Made

Oceania, New Zealand, North Island, Wellington

Medium and Materials

inorganic, processed material, glass
inorganic, processed material, metal, gold

Inscription and Marks

On front on paper label printed: 'ENO'
Includes directions for use & product information.


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Subject and Association Keywords

Business and Retail

Subject and Association Keywords

Health and Medicine

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