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Acadian House Museum

Bottle, Medicine


Accession number: 2010.001.057
Object type: Hair Serum
Date: 1862 – 1869
Materials: Glass
Measurements: 7.5 cm W x 19 cm H x 19.5 cm Diameter
Marks/Label: "AYER/ C 46"
Group: Cassidy Bottle Collection
Narrative: This bottle was most likely a Ayer's Hair Vigor bottle as a result of its shape and size. Inside the bottle would have been a hair serum that was dedicated to "color and dress human hair" (Ayer patent Jan 28 1868). Sources: http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://yosemiteantiques.com/ayerhv1.JPG&imgrefurl=http://yosemiteantiques.com/ayerproducts.html&usg=__Yn-1uJ5nXe0wzPeVNZve_qyLcdY=&h=387&w=591&sz=132&hl=en&start=4&um=1&itbs=1&tbnid=KmrvoZWp_NCtsM:&tbnh=88&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dayer%2527s%2Bhair%2Bvigor%2Bbottle%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DX%26tbs%3Disch:1 http://www.hairraisingstories.com/Products/AYER_HV.html
Description: A light blue oval shaped bottle with a crown-like closure. The shoulders of the bottle are long and broad. The body, base and shoulders of the bottle all measure the same diameter. On the bottom of the bottle it reads in embossed letters "AYER/ C 46"
Manufacturer: J.C. Ayer & Co.