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Bottle - Medical

From the Collection of Kiewa Valley Historical Society Mount Beauty Information Centre 31 Bogong High Plains Rd Mt Beauty Vic

Description
Small brown glass bottle sealed with a broken cork and has a yellow label with red writing on the front. On the back is embossed 'Poison' with each side embossed with small crosses in 3 rows - to indicate / emphasise it's poison. The bottle has 3 sides of a rectangle with the fourth side including 3 more sides. Two sides on an angle and attached to the back. Embossing on the base.
Size
112 mm long; cork 5 mm long extending from bottle and 25 mm long altogether; Neck 25 mm. Front: 40 mm x sides 15 mm x back 15 mm x 2 sides that are at angles 20 mm
Object Registration
KVHS 0700
Keywords
medical, state electricity commission of victoria, first aid, proflavine lotion, poison
Historical information
This bottle containing antiseptic and germicide was used by the State Electricity Commission workers on the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme for applying first aid as they worked in remote country.
Significance
Historical: Shows the development of medicine used in first aid. Provenance: Used by the S.E.C. workers in remote areas of the Kiewa Hydro Electric Scheme.
Inscriptions & Markings
Front - label: Includes - State Electricity Commission / of Victoria / 'Proflavine Lotion / 1 - 1000 / A Powerul Antiseptic / and Germicide / Poison' / - an effective First Aid Dressing / apply freely on gauze, cover with / absorbent cotton and bandage.'
Back: 'Poison' with 3 rows of 'x' on either side.
Base: 'Common Seal 4 / M452 / M'
Last updated
27 Jul 2017 at 7:23PM