Bottle, Sykes's Green Ginger

A Sykes's Green Ginger bottle. The clear glass bottle is sealed with a white metal screw cap and it features a large paper label on the front. The label is predominantly blue, yellow and green. "COMPOUND CORDIAL / Sykes's / CONTAINS PRESERVATIVE / GREEN / GINGER / ADD WATER, LEMONADE OR SODA FOR A TASTY DRINK / REFRESHING IN SUMMER WARMING IN WINTER" is written on the label. The label also features a picture of two hands holding a glass each with the lips of the glasses touching.The glasses are filled with a brown coloured liquid.
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Refreshing or wholesome, cooling or curative, Sykes’s had the product to suit, even if some of their marketing now seems a little hard to swallow. For more information see Cattle Enemas and Cordial: Sykes’s in in Moffat, A. Flashback: Tales and Treasures of Taranaki. Wellington, Huia, 2012, pp. 42-47. 
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