"Medical Compound" Patent Transfer to Marcus O Harkness- 1870



"Medical Compound" Patent Transfer to Marcus O Harkness- 1870


This is a patent transfer of a "Medical Compound" invented by James T. Stewart from Samuel R Whitlow to Marcus O Harkness dated July 16, 1870.

Also see items: 2020-0048, 2020-0049, 2020-0050

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To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, J AMES T. STEWART, of the city of Peoria, in the county of Peoria and in the State of Illinois, have invented an Improved Tonic Medicine or Compound, useful as an invigoration for the stomach, blood-purifier, stimulant, and anti-malaria tonic; and do hereby declare that the following is' a full, clear, and exact description of the ingredients forming the compound, the quantities of each, and the manner of compounding, making, and-using the same.

The ingredients and their respective quantities are:

Tincture of orris-root, four ounces, weight; tincture of calamus, eleven .drams; tincture of asarum canadensis, four ounces; tincture of gentiau, four ounces; white sugar, six ounces; orange-flower water, four ounces; proof whiskey, one gallon; water, half agallon. To which may be added, for coloring the medicine, caramel, eight ounces, more or less, according to the depth of color desired.

Mix the above tinctures together, then add the whiskey and the water; then the caramel, until, the desired color is attained It is then ready to bottle up.

The dose is a wine-glass full three times a day, before or after meals.

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J. C. Judd, Dan Embree, and W. T. Mitchell were witnesses. Notary public, John Warford of Greene County Iowa applied his seal. There is a 5 cent interanal Revenue Agreement stamp affixed to it.


OWNER: Phillip Mott


1868-01-21 to 1870-07-16
Peoria County, Illinois
Peoria, Illinois
Greene County, Iowa
Elmwood, Illinois
Oak Hill, Illinois
Sangamon County, Illinois
Tazewell County, Illinois
Mason County, Illinois
Salem Township, Knox County, Illinois

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medicine, medical, alcohol, drink, beverage
contract, deed, patent, legal, agreement




1. https://patents.google.com/patent/US103675