The 12 inch tall powder bottle has an open pontil on the base and sports a ground glass stopper, and is in fine condition with edge chips to the stopper as seen in the photo.
It is part of an unusual collection of 6 similar bottles that are offered for sale, some of which are etched WITTE’S PATENT 11/14/76. This particular bottle IS etched with this patent information.
In 20 years of specializing in pharmacy and apothecary antiquities, this is the first time that I have seen this version of a HAND PAINTED apothecary bottle!
The contents include copious information on such as: ETIOLOGY, DIAGNOSTIC INDICATIONS, DISEASE PROGRESS & PROGNOSIS, TREATMENT, REMEDIES and much more.
This text is one in a series of books published in the 1880's by the WILLIAM WOOD & COMPANY, 55 & 58 Lafayette Place, NEW YORK. 355 pages. 106 black & white wood engravings.
CONDITION: Excellent with minimal foxing or wear, solid binding. MEASURES 9.25” x 6”.
This medicine measures approximately 7 inches tall x 3 inches wide. The case is made of sturdy cardboard with a paper label. The condition is generally good with wear and staining as seen in the photos. The eye appealing label is what separates this from most medicines and should not be missed. Dated 1930.
All but one bottle are re-purposed and sport "OTIS CLAPP & SON" embossing on one side. One bottle sports the original Otis Clapp & Son paper label (SEPIA). One bottle is round and not original to case.
Each Otis Clapp bottle measures over 2.5 inches high, having hand-written labels with instructions for use and corks with hand-written contents on top. One Otis Clapp bottle is amber colored; otherwise the bottles are clear.
The case measures 7" x 4.5" x 5" and is in very good condition with a functional front clasp. An early note has been affixed to the inner top to reflect contents, dose and antidote.
Very unusual indeed!
Some History from the Derby Connecticut Historical Society:
ALBERT W. PHILLIPS, M. D. was born at Marcellus, N. Y., July 26, 1838, his early education having been secured in the common schools of his native town.
He graduated from the Hannemann Homoepathic College, Chicago, Ill., in 1861.
At the commencement of the Rebellion, he enlisted as a private in the 12th Regiment, New York State Volunteers, but was later appointed hospital steward of the same regiment, and later received the appointment of assistant surgeon of the 149th Regiment New York Volunteers. He served until the close of the war, when he moved to Birmingham. He held the office of registrar of vital statistics, and also was an influential member of the Board of Burgess for several years. He was the only follower of the school "similia similibus curantur" in the town, and had a large and lucrative practice.
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.
Mould construction is of high end components and will serve well as the centerpiece of any collection. Measures 9 1/2" L x 6" W x 1" H and weighs over 5 pounds. Very nice condition, lovely patina and undamaged.
A fabulous addition to any doctor or medical collection!
This dual purpose pharmacy tool of the trade measures about 9 inches high and retains much of its original black japanned surface.
This lovely, late-Victorian-styled inhaler is primarily being sold for its original box. The box is complete and very detailed on all sides (including the top), sporting wonderful graphics and information on its many merits. The box measures 6.5" H x 4" W x 3.25" D and shows only mild wear and faint staining. Finding a complete box in this condition is quite uncommon.
The lamp is not complete and is minus its chimney and top medicinal pan.
The advertising says it all - great graphic and lung specific. The last patent date noted on the box is 1899, and the first patent date is stamped on the lamp as being Ag. (August) 4, 1885.
Veterinary signs of any type are quite scarce! Wonderful patina!
The condition of the empty bottle is undamaged and the label is very good.
This hand blown, 12 inch tall bottle has a deep pontilled base and is in fine condition. The ground glass stopper has a few unobtrusive interior edge chips.
The label under glass (LUG) applied label is in very good condition, complete and some minor ‘crackling’ of the painted surface.
When viewing the glass label "in person", it is quite appealing and displays beautifully. Please note that the elongated, reddish mark seen on the label is a function of poor photography - it is only a reflection of another object in the room- and not a stain!
The interior houses twelve corked bottles that are embossed "OTIS CLAPP" on one side. Three bottles have minor chips on the lip and eight bottles sport labels on the neck. Five corks have printed names on top.
The slightly domed top case is in very good condition measuring 4.75" W x 4" H x 3.75" deep and is ready for a place in your collection!
Overall, there is no damage to the bottle. The base is embossed as follows: "Pat. APR 1889 - WTC APR 2".
An attractive bottle seldom found!
The cover sports a wonderful image of a French gypsy benefiting from the inhalation of Williams curative powder.
The tin measures 4.5" L x 2.75" W x 1" H and is in very nice condition, most particularly the cover. Rarely found with original contents!
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!