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  • Bromoseltzer

    Reconsidered Trifle - Small edition ceramic cast, of antique bottles. 

    Bromoseltzer Emerson Drug CO

    Bottle Circa: 1888 

    Origin: Baltimore MD 

    Manufactured: 1888 - 2008

    Dimensions: 2 3/8 inches tall 1 inch round


    Bromoseltzer was a powder that was to be mixed with water before ingestion. It claimed to fight a headache in three ways; containing acetanilide to ease the pain, bicarbonate to relieve excess stomach acidity and sodium bromide to calm jumpy nerves.


    Sodium bromide was removed from the formulation in the 1970’s when it was classified as a tranquilizer, acetanilide was withdrawn from the pharmaceutical market in 1983 due to “unacceptable levels of interstitial nephritis (kidney inflammation) and rise of tumorigenicity (carcinogenic)”. It is also of note that high levels of exposure to acetanilide could cause methemoglobinemia, a condition in which hemoglobin loses the ability to bind oxygen, sufferers thereof could develop a blue tint. 


    Food Safe, Hand Wash Only. 

    Each Piece is handmade and as such each piece has the slight imperfections of the human hand. Colors may vary and sizes are approximate.     Individual pieces in a set will vary slightly.

    Packages are shipped via USPS. Shipping cost calculated at checkout.

    Returns / Exchanges / Shipping / Damages in Shipping

    All sales are final If your purchased piece has been damaged in shipping. Please email with in three days of its delivery. Attach photos of the broken piece and damage to box. A replacement or a refund will depend upon the purchased item.

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