bottle, family liniment; Dr Earl Sloan; 1920-1940?; RX.2004.2.1

Name/Title

bottle, family liniment

About this object

This is a bottle of 'Sloan's Family Liniment' donated in 2004 by Mrs E Mowat

(text from Wyndham and District Museum)
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".

Maker

Dr Earl Sloan

Maker Role

Maker

Date Made

1920-1940?

Period

1930s

Place Made

North and Central America, United States

Place Notes

Research found this is made under licence and difficult to track where this bottle would have been made. Some sites suggest that it would most likely be Boston.

Medium and Materials

processed material, glass
processed material, paper
processed material, metal

Inscription and Marks

Bottle embossed with:
SLOANS
LINIMENT
MADE IN USA

Bottle has label:
SLOANS
FAMILY
LINIMENT

KILLS PAIN
Sole Consignees for New Zealand
Fassett & Johnson Ltd Wellington NZ

Dr Earl Sloan
INCORPORATED
NEW YORK . USA . St.LOUIS
Made in USA

Measurements

h 125mm x w 45mm x d 25mm
wt 155g

Object Type

containers

Object number

RX.2004.2.1

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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Tags
Bottle
Liniment
Medicine

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