Note: This is an extract from the supplement The Complete Equipment Book, for the Gas-Lamp Fantasy Role-playing Game. The prices are as accurate as I can find, but some of them have had to be guesstimates.
The prices of the items are listed first; then, further down the page, are brief descriptions. All of the prices are in British pounds, shillings (s) and pence (d). In 1894 there was twelve pence to the shilling, and twenty shillings to the pound.
Drugs and Medicines
Embrocations, Rubs, Oils, etc Cost
Bunce’s Liniment 8½d
Burdock Ointment 10d
Camphor Ice, tin 7½d
Dr Mackenzie’s Poor Man’s Friend Ointment, small pot 1s 1½d
Dr Mackenzie’s Poor Man’s Friend Ointment, medium pot 2s 9d
Dr Theodore’s Ointment 1s 6d
Dr Thomas’ Eclectric Oil 1s 8d
Elliman’s Universal Embrocation 1s 1½d
Holloway’s Ointment 1s
Hood’s Ointment 10d
Hope’s Magnetic Ointment 9d
Minnard’s Liniment 8½d
Rowlands’ Kalydor, small bottle 2s 3d
Rowlands’ Kalydor, large bottle 4s 6d
Sanitary Rose Powder, small box 1s
Sanitary Rose Powder, medium box 1s 9d
Sanitary Rose Powder, large box 3s
Sanitary Rose Powder, large bottle 5s
“Sanitas” Embrocation, small bottle 8d
“Sanitas” Embrocation, medium bottle 1s
“Sanitas” Embrocation, large bottle 2s 6d
Trask’s Magnetic Ointment 10d
Wintergreen oil, bottle 1s 4d
Dr Mackenzie’s Poor Man’s Friend Ointment: For ulcerated sore legs, cuts, burns, bruises, broken breasts, chilblains, cancer, ulcers, scorbutic eruptions, painful and enlarged toe joints, pimples in the face, piles and fistula, weak and inflamed eyes, and those eruptions that sometimes follow vaccination.
Dr Thomas’s Eclectric Oil: For external and internal use. For coughs due to colds and common sore throat; for lameness and soreness of the muscles; to relieve the pains of simple neuralgia, earache and toothache; to allay inflammation in superficial bruises, cuts, burns and scalds, minor sprains, nonvenomous insect bites, frostbites, chapped hands, corns, bunions, and warts.
Elliman’s Universal Embrocation: For stiffness, aches, pains and bruises.
Holloway’s Ointment: Is the most reliable remedy for Sore Legs, Sores, Ulcers and Old Wounds.
Rowlands’ Kalydor: Cools and refreshes the Face and Arms of Ladies; it eradicates Freckles, Tan, Sunburn, etc, and produces a beautiful complexion.
Sanitary Rose Powder: Proprietor Woolley, Sons and Co. For Sunburns, Chafes, Roughness of the Skin, and Perspiring Feet, etc.
Wintergreen oil: This is recommended for arthritis, poor circulation, headache, a bad heart, rheumatism, cramps, inflammation, hair care, gout, ulcers, and broken or bruised bones.
Hair tonics, etc Cost
Ayers’ Hair Vigour 2s 5d
Macassar Oil, small bottle 3s 6d
Macassar Oil, large bottle 7s
Macassar Oil, very large bottle 10s 6d
Macassar Oil: Preserves and beautifies the Hair, and prevents it from falling off, or turning grey.
Armbrecht’s Coca Wine , 1 pint 4s
Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral, bottle 3s
Ayer’s Pills 9d
Beecham’s Pills 1s
Bishop’s Effervescing Citrate of Caffeine, small bottle 1s 1½d
Bishop’s Effervescing Citrate of Caffeine, large bottle 2s 6d
Bond’s Red Clover Compound 4s 2d
Bowche’s Prussian Syrup 2s 5d
Bromo-Phosph, bottle, small 1s 1½d
Bromo-Phosph, bottle, medium 2s 3d
Bromo-Phosph, bottle, large 4s 6d
Brown’s Bronchial Troches 10d
Campbell’s Quinine Wine, bottle 2s 5d
Carter’s Iron Pills 1s 8d
Castoria, bottle 1s 1d
Castor oil, bottle 1s
Chase’s Pills 9d
Clarke’s World Famous Blood Mixture, bottle 2s 6d
Coca Lozenges 1s 9d
Cocaine Toothache Drops 2s
Cockle’s Anti Bilious Pills 1s 1½d
Cough Drops 1s
Dodd’s Kidney Pills 1s 7½d
Dr de Jongh’s Cod Liver Oil 1s 1½d
Dr J Collis Browne’s Chlorodyne, small bottle 1s 1½d
Dr J Collis Browne’s Chlorodyne, medium bottle 2s 9d
Dr J Collis Browne’s Chlorodyne, large bottle 4s 6d
Dr Mackenzie’s Catarrh Cure Smelling Bottle 1s
Dr Robert’s Alterative Pills, small bottle 1s 1½d
Dr Robert’s Alterative Pills, medium bottle 2s 9d
Dr Robert’s Pipulæ Antiscrophulæ, small box 1s 1½d
Dr Robert’s Pipulæ Antiscrophulæ, medium box 2s 9d
Dr Robert’s Pipulæ Antiscrophulæ, large box 4s 6d
Dr Tibbald’s Blood Tonic, bottle 1s 1d
Dr Williams’ Pills 1s 5d
Fellow’s Compound Syrup 1s
Freeman’s Chlorodyne 1s 1½d
Gell’s Dalby’s Carminative 1s 9d
Godfrey’s Cordial, bottle 4d
Hoffman’s Headache Powders 10d
Holloway’s Pills 5d
Hood’s Pills 9d
Kennedy’s Medical Discovery 6s
Kinmond’s Double Strength Fluid Magnesia, small bottle 1s
Kinmond’s Double Strength Fluid Magnesia, small bottle 2s 6d
Laudanum, 4 oz , Crest brand 1s 2d
Little Liver Pills 7½d
Lyman’s Fluid Magnesia 8d
Mariani Wine 4s
Miller’s Emulsion, small bottle 1s 5d
Miller’s Emulsion, large bottle 2s 5d
Morson’s Preparation of Pepsine, as wine, small bottle 3s
Morson’s Preparation of Pepsine, lozenges 2s 6d
Morson’s Preparation of Pepsine, powder, in 1 oz bottles 5s
Murray’s Fluid Magnesia 1s 3d
Newbery’s Dr James’ Analeptic Pills, small box 2s 9d
Newbery’s Dr James’ Analeptic Pills, large box 4s 6d
Newbery’s Dr James’ Analeptic Pills, family box £1 1s
Newbery’s Dr James’ Fever Powder, packet 2s 9d
Newbery’s Dr James’ Fever Powder, bottle 4s 6d
Newbery’s Dr James’ Fever Powder, large bottle 11s
Norway Pine Syrup 10d
Owbridge’s Lung Tonic 1s 4d
Page Woodcock’s Wind Pills, small box 1s 1½d
Page Woodcock’s Wind Pills, medium box 2s 9d
Page Woodcock’s Wind Pills, large box 4s 6d
Perry Davis’ Vegetable Painkiller 2s 6d
Pierce’s Favourite Prescription 3s
Pierce’s Golden Medical Discovery 3s
Pierce’s Pellets 8½d
Pitkeathly cum Lithia Water 3s
Pond’s Extract, bottle 2s
Radway’s Ready Relief 10d
Ransom’s Hive Syrup 10d
Roach’s Sea Sickness Draughts, box containing 6 4s 6d
Roach’s Sea Sickness Draughts, box containing 12 8s 6d
Sage’s Catarrh Cure 1s 7d
Scott’s Emulsion of Cod Liver Oil 1s 5d
Siegel’s Pills 10d
Siegel’s Syrup 1s 10d
St Raphael Quinquina Tonic Wine, small bottle 1s 9d
St Raphael Quinquina Tonic Wine, large bottle 3s 3d
Vogeler’s Curative Compound, small bottle 1s 1½d
Vogeler’s Curative Compound, large bottle 2s 6d
Warburg’s Tincture 1s
Warner’s Safe Kidney and Liver Cure, small bottle 2s 6d
Whelpton’s Vegetable Purifying Pills, small box 7½d
Whelpton’s Vegetable Purifying Pills, medium box 1s 1½d
Whelpton’s Vegetable Purifying Pills, large box 2s 9d
Winslow’s Soothing Syrup 10d
Armbrecht’s Coca Wine: Best influenza tonic. Made from Peruvian coca leaves.
Bond’s Red Clover Compound: This is a great blood cleanser. It cures scrofulous, cancerous and canker, humours, liver and kidney diseases, skin diseases of all kinds, catarrh blotches, boils, constipation and biliousness.
Bromo-Phosph: The world’s greatest tonic. Take it for Nervous Debility. Take it for The Tired Brain. Take it for General Weakness. Take it for Indigestion. Take it for Sleeplessness.
Clarke’s World Famous Blood Mixture: Is warranted to cleanse the blood from all impurities, from whatever cause arising. For Scrofula, Scurvy, Sores of all kinds, Skin and Blood diseases, its effects are amazing.
Cockle’s Anti Bilious Pills: Free from Mercury. For Bile, Liver, Headache, Heartburn, Indigestion, etc.
Dr Mackenzie’s Catarrh Cure Smelling Bottle: Cures cold in the Head, cures Nervous Headache, instantly relieves Hay Fever and Neuralgia in the Head, is the best remedy for Faintness and Dizziness.
Dr Robert’s Alterative Pills: The best Blood Purifier, having over 100 year’s reputation. They should be used in all skin infections. These pills are also strongly recommended for Habitual Constipation, Pimples, Headache, Heartburn, Sluggish Liver and are invaluable as a general family aperient.
Dr Robert’s Pipulæ Antiscrophulæ: One of the best medicines for purifying the blood and assisting Nature in all operations.
Dr Tibbald’s Blood Tonic: For eczema, pimples, eruptions.
Gell’s Dalby’s Carminative: Cure for Diarrhoea, symptoms of Cholera in adults, and wind in the bowels of infants.
Holloway’s Pills: Purify the blood, correct all disorders of the Liver, Stomach, Kidneys and Bowels, and are invaluable in all complaints incidental to females.
Kinmond’s Double Strength Fluid Magnesia: Contains just double the quantity of any in use, and therefore more certain in its action, and can be taken with more benefit for Acidity, Heartburn, Headache, Gout and Indigestion; also a mild aperient.
Mariani Wine: This inimitable COCA WINE Restores Health, Strength and Vigour. It is the most efficacious of Tonics and stimulants, without any unpleasant reaction. It is universally recommended by Physicians as “A powerful rejuvenator and renovator of the vital forces.”
Morson’s Preparation of Pepsine: For indigestion.
Newbery’s Dr James’ Analeptic Pills: Have been famous, during upwards of a century, for gently arresting the progress of Colds and Sudden Chills.
Newbery’s Dr James’ Fever Powder: The old established medicine for the cure of Influenza, Cold, Measles, Feverish symptoms, etc.
Page Woodcock’s Wind Pills: Good for Cure of Wind on the Stomach; Indigestion; Sick Headache; Heartburn; Biliousness; Liver Complaint; and for All Complaints arising from a disordered state of the Stomach, Bowels, and Liver.
Pitkeathly cum Lithia Water: Certain remedy for Gout, Rheumatism, Sciatica and Lumbago. It is also good for the congestion of the Liver and Kidneys.
Pond’s Extract: Worth its weight in gold!
St Raphael Quinquina Tonic Wine: Unfailing remedy for influenza, depression, chills, anaemia, neuralgia, insomnia, etc.
Vogeler’s Curative Compound: Purifies the blood. It is the Queen of Medicines.
Whelpton’s Vegetable Purifying Pills: Recommended for Disorders of the Head, Chest, Bowels, Liver and Kidneys; also in Rheumatism, Ulcers, Sores and all Skin Diseases – these Pills being a direct Purifier of the Blood.
Alcock Porous Plasters 10d
Mitchell’s Belladonna Plasters 10d
Fougera’s Angelic Tooth Paste 2s 7d
Rowlands’ Odonto Toothpaste 2s 11d
Toothbrush, small, box of 12 2s 2d
Toothbrush, large, box of 12 3s
Toothbrush, polished bone 7d
Toothbrush, Imperial Crown 9d
Rowlands’ Odonto Toothpaste: Is the best tooth powder; whitens the teeth and prevents decay; contains no acid or gritty substances.
Recreational Drugs Cost
Cocaine, per grain 2s 6d
Marijuana, per ounce 1s
Opium, per ounce 3s
For laudanum see medicines above.
Smelling salts, etc Cost
Dr Mackenzie’s Catarrh Cure smelling bottle 1s