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All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #278238 (stock #M704)
Stonegate Antiques
$495.00
This delightfully fancy, 19th Century, cast iron, physician's office sign marked "DR. JOHN LAGAN", once hung on a small building in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, California! It actually survived the famous earthquake of 1906!!

A treasure of early signage designed in the Art Nouveau style, this sign measures 46 inches long by 7 inches wide. The sign weighs at least 25 pounds and sports cast detailing seldom found!

The sign features a delightful and mellow patina with an old painted surface retaining traces of old blue coloring beneath the exterior battleship gray tones. Scattered areas of unobtrusive surface rust add to the wonderful appeal of this vintage sign.

Visually appealing and artfully designed, this vintage piece of signage would make an interesting addition to one's Medical Memorabilia Collection!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #733006 (stock #M926)
Stonegate Antiques
$22.00
Measuring just 2 inches high, this rarely found, blown-in-mold, 19th century, clear glass bleeding or cupping glass is in excellent condition.

Extensively used in the 19th century and earlier, the cupping glass is a glass vessel from which the air has been exhausted by heat or suction creating a vacuum, and then applied to the skin to draw blood to the surface for therapeutic or curative purposes.

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All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1178665 (stock #J1108ABC)
Stonegate Antiques
$20.00
Offered is a circa 1900, John Wyeth & Brother, amber-colored, 4 ounce, EUPHORBIA PILUIFERA extract bottle. (The other two bottles are sold) The EUPHORBIA PILUIFERA bottle is in fine condition, measuring 4.75 inches high and sporting good labels. Price: $20.00 for the EUPHORBIA PILUIFERA bottle.

Medicine history:

EUPHORBIA PILUIFERA - noted in an 1891 JAMA abstract: Quite recently, at the suggestion of my friend Dr. E. T. Sabal, of Jacksonville, Florida, I have used the remedy named, euphorbia pilulifera, for the relief of a most stubborn case of hereditary asthma, and the results are such that I feel warranted in calling the attention of the profession to it, and also making an effort to compile some statistics which will be of service to us in the future. It is a popular domestic remedy in Australia, and has been used for the relief of coughs, colds and other like disturbances of the air-passages, but more especially in the treatment of asthma.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1920 item #1243071 (stock #M1300)
Stonegate Antiques
$45.00
Offered for your consideration is a visually graphic, appealing pharmacy bottle. The detailed label and bottle measures approximately 3 inches tall and sports a screw top cover. Dates to the 1920s and is in very nice, unused condition. From Smith, Kline and French.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Veterinary : Pre 1920 item #1243193 (stock #J1157)
Stonegate Antiques
$40.00
Offered is a very nice, veterinary horse medicine dated 1917 sporting fabulous graphics on all surfaces of the packaging. Prepared by Barker, Moore, & Mein Medicine Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Stonegate Antiques
$45.00
Not just an ordinary pharmacy bottle, but one that is quite special for what is printed on the label. Measures about 5 inches tall and is in nice condition with no damage to the bottle. Dates to the 1910 era.
Stonegate Antiques
$900.00
One of the best fitted, Homeopathic Doctor's case I have yet to offer, now ready for your collection.

The Boericke & Tafel Company is presently a premier supplier of homeopathic medicines and is also one of the country’s oldest homeopathic companies, having begun its manufacturing enterprise back in 1853.

Dating to the 1880's, the handsome mahogany case is complete with 103 unused bottles sporting paper and cork top labels. This rarity comes complete with its original key. The case measures 11.5" L x 8.25" W x 3" H is in very nice condition, embellished with an inlaid, oval, brass unmarked owners label.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #743188 (stock #B169)
Stonegate Antiques
$85.00
1879 copyright, American Edition, Two Volumes, medical texts “Diseases of the Liver", by Dr. Fried. Theod. Frerichs, Professor of Clinical Medicine in the University of Berlin, Germany, and Medical Privy-Counselor and Medical Adviser to the Ministry of Public Instruction and Medicine at Berlin, Germany. This was a 3 volume set; Volume III is missing.

The contents include copious information on such as: ETIOLOGY, DIAGNOSTIC INDICATIONS, DISEASE PROGRESS & PROGNOSIS, TREATMENT, REMEDIES and much more.

These texts are two of a series of medical books published in the 1880's by the WILLIAM WOOD & COMPANY, 27 Great Jones Street, NEW YORK. 228 & 224 pages, respectively. Numerous black & white wood engravings with some additional drawings in color.

CONDITION: Excellent with minimal foxing or wear, solid binding. MEASURES 9.25” x 6”.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1225592 (stock #J1150)
Stonegate Antiques
$70.00
Offered is an obscure grouing of boxed, homeopathic remedies from Dr. Henry Ehrlich of Chicago. This diminutive Family Medicine Case sports partial labeling on all wooden exterior surfaces and on the interior top. The 7 remaining medicines are wooden vials complete with content labels printed on the top. Each paper label indicates the contents and multiple uses of each remedy. There is mention of the FOOD AND DRUG ACT of 1906 on each label.

The case measures 4.5 inches long x 3.5 inches wide x 2.6 inches high and is in very good condition. The box labeling is as seen on each photo. Basically, the label is fairly good with loss and wear commensurate with a used, antique item.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #278185 (stock #M133)
Stonegate Antiques
$70.00
Diminutive in size with the lustrous feel and look of antique ivory, this extraordinarily RARE apothecary powder spatula is a must-have for the serious pharmacy memorabilia collector!

Measuring just 3.25 inches long, this hand-carved piece features a spatula that is tapered to a fine, thin edge allowing for the easy handling of the finest-ground drug powders.

Condition is very fine without imperfection! A gorgeous, RARE apothecary implement!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #298079 (stock #M716)
Stonegate Antiques
$145.00
Discovered in Petaluma, California, this exceptional, late 19th century, medical doctor's advertising sign is constructed in what appears to be copper over brass metals. Boldly inscribed, “DOCTOR CHESTER L. CARLISLE”, this vintage sign measures 15” long x 12” wide. The letters were once painted and now show traces of old black paint in some areas. The beveled edges of the sign are soldered in place to further enhance the appearance of this wonderful sign. The original patina and surface are in untouched, "as found" condition.

A fabulous addition to any doctor or medical collection!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #1251027 (stock #M)
Stonegate Antiques
$375.00
Offered is a very scarce, 19th century, strength measuring medical device known as a dynamometer that was manufactured by the G. Tiemann Company, New York, the most renown and respected surgical device manufacturers of the 19th century. Sold in the US by a gymnasium apparatus company out of St. Louis, the Fred Medart Company, the device was designed to assess the strength of the chest, back and legs up to a pull capacity of 1400 lbs.

This fabulous early tool of the medical trade sports a visually-interesting, graphic, brass face with a scale delineating increments from 0 to 1400 pounds. There are 2 dials - one that notes the actual pressure achieved, and the second stationary dial that serves as the reference.

This instrument enjoys wonderful, rich patina on both the metal and wooden sections. It measures 13 inches at the widest point and 10 inches at the wooden handles.

A fabulous device which has great visual appeal and displays wonderfully! Sure to spark some interesting conversation at your next gathering!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #1121431 (stock #SE100)
Stonegate Antiques
$3,400.00
Offered is a wonderful LEECH jar that comes from a doctor's collection in southern CT.

This specimen dates to circa 1900 and is most likely German in origin. The company, PETER VAN SCHAAK & SONS, of Chicago, Illinois, was the American supplier of this type leech jar in the 1890 - 1916 period.

A production number "8" is noted on the inside rim. The jar sports three knobs, or string ties, to secure the lid. Made of white porcelain, this quart-size beauty stands 7.5 inches high x 5.5 inches wide (inclusive of the knobs) and measures just over 4" in diameter.

The condition is excellent with minor wear to the black lettering commensurate with its age.

Medicinal bloodletting is one of the most ancient of medical practices dating back thousands of years, with historical evidence noting its use in ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece. Bloodletting was based on an ancient system of medicine in which blood and other bodily fluids were considered to be "humors", and the proper balance of these "humors" were what maintained health. The concept that bloodletting could restore the "humors" to their proper balance was widely accepted, and the application of leeches to the body was one method of bloodletting that was practiced. By the 19th century, the use of leeches in this practice had reached its zenith, and vessels such as the one offered here were used to store the leeches when not in use.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #988069 (stock #M1036C)
Stonegate Antiques
$125.00
Prior to the 1880s, Dr. Robert Fuller of New York, developed the method of making tablet triturates. Fuller described it as "A new device for putting medicine into a form that should admit an accurate, easy, compact and palatable administration". The tablets which were also known as "molded tablets", were made from a paste like mixture of the drug. The making of tablet triturates was a process easily adapted for use in the local pharmacy and most druggists of the late 19th century and early 20th century prepared the tablets using the small molds.

This tablet mold is a wonderful ONE GRAIN example of and early pharmacy "tool of the trade" and should not be missed by the novice or advanced collector. The mold is complete with the original box and in very nice condition except for minor surface wear that is commensurate with mild use and age. Also note that an unobtrusive dime size piece of the the label near the middle left portion of box is missing (unable to get an adequate picture). The box measures 6.5 inches long x 3 inches wide and shows mild wear. Don't miss this beauty! Dates from 1890 - 1900.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1210805 (stock #M1234)
Stonegate Antiques
$675.00
Offered is a fabulous, appealing, four drawer, late 19th century, pharmacy label cabinet!

This very well-made, heavy, wooden cabinet sports small, typed labels on the front of the cabinet above each large drawer indicating the label contents of that particular drawer. Each individual drawer contains 18 compartments, most of which continue to retain their original labels from the early, B.O. Heath Pharmacy, Rochester, New York. The many labels identify a variety of poisons, remedies and medicines common to the era.

The cabinet measures a substantial 34 inches long x 7.5 inches wide x 16 inches high. All of the drawers open and can be removed, although the top 2 drawers are difficult to maneuver, and thus, remove. The finish is in good, original condition and shows signs of wear commensurate with age and use. The right side bottom corner shows some ancient damage with minor wood loss.

Handsome cabinets such as this are hard to find, especially chock full of original, unused labels!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1159249 (stock #M1204)
Stonegate Antiques
$25.00
Offered is a neat pair of vintage 1890s, hard rubber, medical syringes. The syringes sport two different tips as seen in the photos and are in very nice condition. The syringes measure 6.25 inches long, and one is marked EUREKA.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1920 item #1231827 (stock #M1248)
Stonegate Antiques
SOLD
This is an awesome complete fitted case of early 20th century surgical viewing instruments. The purple velvet lined and fitted case sports nickel plated tools with light attachments and electric light source. This handsome specialty surgical set appears to be designed for the proctologist.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1920 item #1207990 (stock #M1232)
Stonegate Antiques
$85.00
Back in the day, folks would often purchase eye exam kits by mail order. The kits came with directions and the individual would take the measurements and send the details back to the company for their prescription eyeglasses to be made.

This instrument dated 1928 has survived in very nice condition sporting a miniature paper optical chart. The wooden tool measures about 11.5 inches, complete with a good optical lens and functions like new.