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Dispensing pot for Holloway's ointment, England, 1867-1884

Customers would have been sold this pot (on the far right) filled with ointment from Thomas Holloway’s establishment at 533 Oxford Street, London. ‘Holloway’s Ointment’ was invented and made by Thomas Holloway (1800-83) from 1837 onwards. It was a popular universal cure for a number of ailments advertised on the pot, including gout, rheumatism, ulcers, sore breasts and a sore head.There would have been over a hundred members of staff making and selling the ointment, testifying to its popularity. The pot is shown with two similar example (A640031 and A640043).

Object number:

A640044

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Glossary: dispensing pot

pot used to contain ointments, medications, perfumes