Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra
Hexagonal in section, clear amber glass bottle with black bakelite screw top and white paper label with red text on one side. Half full with original contents. Embossed text between two panels of 'x' stipple pattern, numeral on plain side near base, numerals monogram, and letters embossed on base.
TROVE : The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Saturday 17 November 1877 p 11 Advertising
PATENT ZELTZOGENE CHARGES, D. FEVRE. In boxes of ten charges, price 6s. per box. Wholesale agents, Rocke, Tompsitt, and Co., 3 Flinders street east.
''Rocke Tompsitt Pharmaceutical wholesaler Rocke Tompsitt and Co Ltd has returned to the profit list after recording a $20,381 loss during 1976-77. However, annual dividend has been reduced from 3.5c last year to 2.5c. The group announced yesterday an after-tax profit of $312,000 after sales of $27.09 million, up 26.8 per cent. Directors said the improvement in the profit had come from the return to profitability by the Victorian wholesaling company, and the inclusion of the profit from the T. G. Cullum group for a full 12-month period. They said the company's other subsidiaries had continued to trade profitably. The group had continued to operate profitably despite excessive government price control over drugs in pharmaceutical-benefit scheme. However, the directors were optimistic that a satisfactory result would be achieved in the present year.
Inscriptions & Markings
Paper label in red printed text 'SOL. MERCUROCHROME', 'POISONOUS', 'NOT TO BE TAKEN'. 'Rocke, Tompsitt & Co. Pty. Ltd., Flinders-st., Melbourne'. On side of bottle between two panels of 'x' stipple pattern the embossed text 'NOT TO BE TAKEN'. On plain side near base of bottle, '2'. On base of bottle '338' over AGM monogram, with 'M' to one side, over 'F1071'.