Summary

Made by Morson, Thomas & Son Ltd., circa 1920. Used in the pharmacy of a Victorian mental health hospital. Sodium hydroxide (caustic soda) was at times used for removing warts.
Approximate volume of container; 500mL, bottle is full of white crystalline powder. DG Code 8 (Corrosive) and Schedule 6 Poison (H Privett, 11 February 2015)

Physical Description

Clear, glass medicine jar with red label on side - Thomas Morson & Son Ltd., Sodium Hydroxide. Still sealed with decorative lead cover which covers stopper and broad, thick neck. Jar has round, concave base, straight sides, rounded shoulder sloping briefly to lead-covered top. Contains white, candle-like sticks of sodium hydroxide.

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