Mandall & Co.,Ltd. Licoricine

Mandall & Co., Ltd were manufacturing chemists who had a business at the Tower Works, Tower Street, Stockton-On-Tees. Their most popular product was a cough medicine called Licoricine. This is an advert from December 1916.

Image courtesy of Martin Dunnill.

5 thoughts on “Mandall & Co.,Ltd. Licoricine

  1. Licoricine was the companies most popular product it was a combination of Liquorice and Glycerin. It was what was classed as a patent medicine. In 1893 Edward Mandall had patented it but the patent was revoked in 1894 due to “being bad on account of prior user and anticipation”.
    The rectangular green glass bottles appear regularly on a certain online auction site. I have yet to see one which has a paper label attached.


  2. The founder of the company, Edward Mandall, was born at Wigton, Cumberland in 1833. In 1851 he was a Druggists apprentice at Wigton. By 1858 he had moved to Stockton-On-Tees and had set up business as a Chemist and Druggist at 69 High Street, Stockton-On-Tees. On the 1871 census he is listed as a Wholesale Druggist and Confectioner, employing 15 men, 6 boys and 12 women. Around 1872 he established the Tower Works, Tower Street, Stockton-On-Tees. By 1877 the company was called Mandall and Dodshon, and had moved their High Street premises to 133 High Street. At this time they were advertising Licoricine in local newspapers (The Northern Echo). The 1881 census lists him as a Manufacturing Chemist.
    In 1891 Edward Mandall was living at Lorne Terrace, Hartburn Lane, Stockton-On-Tees. He died in 1904 and is buried in Oxbridge Lane Cemetery, Stockton-On-Tees.


  3. Remember Licoricine very well always had it in the ’50s for any coughs & colds, taste wasn’t bad either! My wife used to make Kappers Cure in a chemists on Norton High Street in the day also, very popular so she tells me….


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