Coal Creek Community Park & Museum, Korumburra
Hexagonal clear amber glass bottle, 1/4 full of liquid with black Bakelite screw top, paper label adhered to bottle. Bottle has 3 plain sides, 2 sides with 'x' stipple pattern either side of a panel with embossed text. Base of bottle with embossed monogram, letters and numerals.
TROVE : The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thursday 22 August 1918 p 6 Article
'Doctors and Lodges. Malvern Medical Association. The friendly societies of Malvern have formed a medical association in connection with the Malvern and District U.F.S. Dispensary. This has been registered as the Malvern and District U.F.S. Medical Association and Dispensary. Practically all the societies have joined it. The committee has appointed as medical officer Dr. J Weir, who is now carrying on the work of the institution. Another doctor is to be appointed shortly to assist him. The committee lately purchased a property in Valetta-street, formerly used by the Church of Christ. Structural alterations have been made, and the business will be transferred from High-street to the new building early in September'.
TROVE : The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 - 1930) Friday 23 January 1925 p 6 Article
'Malvern Dispensary. ANNUAL REPORT AND BALANCE SHEET. The 16th report and balance sheet for the year ending December 31st last of the Malvern and District
U.F.S. Medical Association and Dispensary signed by the president (Mr.Chas. A. W. Smith) has been issued. It is the first annual report since the erection of the new hall and dispensary in Valetta street, and discloses a satisfactory state of affairs. Mr. Smith, who is now a past president of the Dispensary, has been commended on. all sides for the active interest He at all times took in the work of the dispensary, and he has every reason to feel pleased and gratified that the erection of the new building was
put in hand and completed during his tenure of office. The enterprise is a credit to the district, and shows that, those associated with friendly societies work in Malvern are imbued with a true progressive spirit. The dispensary is assured of a successful and useful future.........................................'.
Inscriptions & Markings
Embossed on side of bottle 'NOT TO BE TAKEN', '1' (near base). On base of bottle AGM monogram, over 'F1072', over 'M'. Some indistinct embossed characters on edge. Paper label with red printed text and hand writing in blue ink. Red printed text on label 'POISON NOT TO BE TAKEN', handwriting 'Use on a pad for 15 to 30 minutes. Mr. Williams', red printed text 'MALVERN & DISTRICT U.F.S., M.A. & DISPENSARY. H.H. PHILLIPS, Chemist. VALETTA STREET, MALVERN'.