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Antique Bottle 'Codol Palatable Cod Liver Oil' With Original Box, Unopened Bottle
Ultra RARE bottle & box of 'Codol' Palatable Cod Liver Oil, made in Canada by Northrop & Lyman Co. Limited. Printed on the box is no.10210 of the Canadian "Proprietary or Patent Medicine Act" - an 'act' that began in 1909 and ran until 1920 when it was replaced by the "Food and Drugs Act". The yellow & brown box contains text printed in both English & French. A serious poison bottle for the serious collector, unquestionably this is a one-of-a-kind Museum Quality antique piece unseen elsewhere.
This product appeared in the book, "Northrop & Lyman Company's Almanac and Guide to Health" published in 1912.English box 'front' reads -- "Codol Palatable | Contains among other ingredients | Hypophosphites, Malt Extract, Wild Cherry and Gaduol. Each maximum adult dose contains Strychnine 1/180 grain. A reconstructive tonic | Nutritive and Alternative | Valuable in the treatment of loss of appetite, loss of weight, impaired vitality and feeling of depression. For the Treatment of Coughs, Colds and Bronchitis and their after effects." English box side reads -- "DOSE | Shake the bottle. For adults, one to two dessertspoonfuls four times a day before meals and on retiring. For children" 10 years, 1 to 2 teaspoonfuls; 5 years, ½ to 1 teaspoonful."
Bottle measures 9" tall by 3¼" wide by 2".
Box measures 9¾" by 3⅝" by 2½".
CONDITION (box): There is a small 1" tear to the box front, near where the upper lid folds down. General wear to the bottom, corners, edges due to age, handling etc. There is a pencil mark (possibly the price?) on the front side. Still in really good condition considering its age of roughly 100 years. Original inner corrugated protective cardboard insert is still present.
CONDITION (bottle): Both labels are in great antique condition, with slight lifting to the glue underneath and small staining (probably the glue). There are two perpendicular 'dents' located on either side of the metal cap which were placed during manufacturing; these would be like a factory seal. Bottle is sealed; we did not attempt to open or twist it.
Our Caveat/warning/disclaimer: For display purposes only. Do not attempt to open or ingest. Do not administer. Keep out of reach of children.