Lane's emulsion display at North Otago Museum Lane's emulsion display at North Otago Museum CREDIT: North Otago Museum

New Lane's Emulsion display tells the story of the iconic tonic

Friday 15 June 2012, 2:20PM
By North Otago Museum


The North Otago Museum’s latest display reveals the stories behind Lane’s Emulsion.

Museum Curator, Chloe Searle, says the display includes a chance to experience the smell of Lane’s Emulsion, information on its inventor Edward Lane, original advertising for Lane’s and even lists a couple of the secret ingredients.

“People are really interested in Lane’s Emulsion. It’s a piece of New Zealand’s history and it originated here in Oamaru”.

Lane’s Emulsion was first retailed in 1898. By 1944 the company was celebrating the production of the nine millionth bottle.

“That’s enough for 270,000,000 tablespoons of the stuff!” Ms Searle said.

The display offers a chance to reminisce for those who remember Lane’s, and for those who don’t a chance to see what all the fuss is about.