Sloan's liniment was used in the late19th and early to mid 20th century. Originally used for horses but later advertised as good for Man and Beast.
While the bottle of Sloan's liniment has historical value, the link with Warrnambool lies in the chemist's label of J Paterson who operated a business at 186 Timor Street, Warrnambool around the 1930s.
Brown glass bottle with black metal screw-top lid. Bottle has a short neck. The indented rear has the maker's name imprinted. The black and white printed paper label has a picture of a man's head and wraps across the front and sides and has a red sticker with the Warrnambool retailer's name..
Inscriptions & markings
Front: SLOAN'S/FAMILY/LINIMENT/(text obscured)/NEW YORK (obscured) ST LOUIS/NETT CONTENTS 2½ FL. OZS
Left side: INSTRUCTIONS-Massage (obscured) gently with/fingers. Then (obscured) liberally with a soft/
flannel cloth or a piece of absorbent cotton. If skin is tender,/do not use./
CAUTION:-COMBUSTIBLE MIXTURE./Do not Use near Fire or Flame./Regd Vic 1173
Right side: EXTERNALLY: Recommended by us in the treatment of Muscu-/lar Congestion and Muscular Pain due to the exposure and fatigue or/of rheumatic origin, Lumbago, S--- and sc--- and s--- of/Muscles and Tendons, Neuralgia, (obscured), Stiff Neck, Backache, Bruises, Chilblains, Mosquito Bites and/stings of major non-poisonous insects. An Excellent Counter (obscured)
Back: THIS BOTTLE ALWAYS REMAINS/ THE PROPERTY OF/CHAMBERLAIN'S PTY LTD/SYDNEY