Bromoseltzer Emerson Drug CO

Bromoseltzer Emerson Drug CO



Bromoseltzer Emerson Drug CO bottle circa 1888 Origins Baltimore MD 


2 3/8 inches tall 1 inch round


Manufactured from 1888 - 2008


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


Two of these substances have been taken off the market, Sodium bromide was removed in the 1970 when they were classified as a tranquilizer, acetanilide was withdrawn from the pharmaceutical market in 1983 due to unacceptable levels of interstitial nephritis (kidney inflammation) and rise of tumorigenicity (carcinogenic).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 acetanilide could cause methemoglobinemia, a condition in which hemoglobin lose the ability to bind oxygen, sufferers of this condition develop a blue tinge. 


Top quality, food grade corks available. 

Food Safe, Hand Wash Only. 

Quantities and colors are limited.

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.



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Currently only Shipping in the USA. Packages are shipped via USPS. A flat $10 rate is applied to all orders under $100 

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