THOMSON'S COMPOUND
SYRUP OF TAR FOR CONSUMPTION

 

This beautiful pontiled medicine is embossed on all four sides. Every specimen I have seen is crude and has much excess glass. As you can see in the photo the sides are very thick. The embossing reads: THOMPSON'S // COMPOUND/ SYRUP OF TAR // FOR CONSUMPTION / PHILADA. The bottle is found in two sizes. The following newspaper ad is from the Cincinnati Daily April 19, 1844.