"Medical Compound" Deed of Letters- Patent- Balch and Harkness- September 26, 1868



"Medical Compound" Deed of Letters- Patent- Balch and Harkness- September 26, 1868


This deed of letters for "Improved Medical Compound" invented by James T. Stewart transferred rights from William H. White to Samuel Balch and Marcus O. Harkness. It is dated September 26, 1868. The back is signed by Commissioner of Patents, Mortimer D. Leggett on July 14, 1871.

Also see items: 2020-0045, 2020-0048, 2020-0049

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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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OWNER: Phillip Mott


Peoria County, Illinois
Knox County, Illinois
Rochester, Illinois
Elmowood Township, Peoria County, Illinois
Millbrook Township, Peoria County, Illinois
Oakhill, Illinois
1868-09-26 to 1871-07-14

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




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