Condition: Mild, unobtrusive wear to the paper. The blue round label is affixed to the glass, not the actual paper. The frame retains 2 early holes used for hanging along with various surface dings and an early slice of wood missing from the right side of frame.
Historically, Pabst's Okay Specifics was cited by the 1906 FDA Act for various violations including failure to mention alcohol content, having no known curative ingredient, etc, resulting in frequent seizure and destruction of the product!
The 8.25 inch tall bottle is marked on the base “WN WALTON PAT. SEP 23 1862", and is of early blown glass construction. The fancy, recessed, applied label is complete and is in very nice condition. The stopper is of ground glass construction and is in very good order as well.
The inside of the bottle is clean. Very nice indeed!
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!
The nickel plated, heavy metal device is neatly packed into a hardwood case sporting joined grooved construction. Included are 3 size funnels and 2 matching tampers, a felt moistening rolling pin - 4 envelopes each containing direction slips for use. Also contains 2 booklets - one for physicians touting the history and benefits of using the Konseal rice flour capsules and another larger booklet primarily containing directions for use. The set is complete with a wooden top tray for housing the booklets, funnels, rolling pin and supplies.
The wooden case and metal Konseal machine are in very good condition, commensurate with age and use. The top tray is in good condition as well though it sports an ancient hole as seen in the photos.
Please note the original handsome brass label tacked to the top of box. The wooden case measures 9.5"L x 6.5"W x 3.5"H.
Wafers when sealed, were designed to house bitter flavored powdered medicines thus avoiding distasteful side effects.
The company notes that their tablets could treat numerous symptoms and conditions especially womens ills. It enjoys crossover appeal in that it is also a 1904 World's Fair souvenir and an advertisement for the drug company - what a wonderful giveaway!
The Antikamnia ("Opposed to Pain") Chemical Company of St. Louis, Missouri, produced medicines similar to aspirin and were famous for their very graphic calendars that were given to physicians as tokens for prescribing their products.
. Measuring 3.25"W x 4.75L", this cutie is in very nice condition. The image is clear with minor surface wear commensurate with its age.
Both pill tiles have identical marking on the back side as follows: "GERMANY" and "Trademark 'M' PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK".
The smaller tile measures 8" x 10" and is in excellent condition, priced at $165.00.
The larger tile measures 10" x 12" and is in nice condition with the exception of a small 1/2" chip on the top front edge. Priced at $145.00.
Very nice tools of the trade!
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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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.
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!
ZULICH'S POWDER was a "Blood, Alternative and Tonic" used for the treatment of horses, cattle and swine, with the company taking pride in advertising its purity and reliability. In fact, the manufacturer stated that it even "contains nothing that will bloat, stiffen, or produce Dropsical affections"!
While I can't confirm or deny whether or not this vet medicine was effective, I can attest that the poster measures 14" high by 11" wide. There are 4 unobtrusive edge tears measuring approx. 1/2 inch, a minor crimp by the letter 'r' in sulphur, and minor losses to three corners, all commensurate with age and minimal use. The sign is made of a quality heavy paper sporting a small brass grommet in the top center for hanging. Framing will further enhance this interesting piece of vintage advertising.
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!
This dual purpose pharmacy tool of the trade measures about 9 inches high and retains much of its original black japanned surface.
The hardwood case measures 10" L x 5.5" W x 2" H and is in very good condition sporting a wonderful patina. The drawer stores the scale components which easily attach to the top support. The scale does not evidence any maker's marks or labeling.
This scarcely-found, tool-of-the-trade is made of brass and is identified as a 'sawbuck' style in trade catalogs. The piece is stamped 'S. Maw Son & Thompson - LONDON - 11 & 12 Aldersgate St.'.
Measuring a tad under 4 inches high at full height, the folder is about 2.5 inches wide and sports an adjustable ratchet on one side to accommodate different size papers. The condition is very good with patina commensurate of a used pharmacy antiquity. Dates to the late 19th century.
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!
An absolutely fabulous Parke Davis veterinary pharmacy, medicine bottle.
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.