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C1910 Dr Leininger Quack Formaldehyde Generator Pharmacy Apothecary

C1910 Dr Leininger Quack Formaldehyde Generator Pharmacy Apothecary


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Directory: Antiques: Instruments and Implements: Medical: Apothecary: Pre 1910: Item # 1450418

Please refer to our stock # M1412 when inquiring.
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Offered is a hard to find, C1910, quack medicine device that sports its original box and insert.

Like many nostrums of this era, abundant claims were made for the treatment of a wide range of maladies. For instance, the label notes: “special disinfection during prevalence of epidemics and after recovery of patient from smallpox, scarlet fever, diphtheria, etc.”. It is very unlikely that this device did anything to disinfect a room!

Visually-appealing graphics are featured on the cardboard box which measures 5”H x 3 3/8”W. Both the generator and metal stand are in very good, used condition. The dish on top of the device once contained solidified formaldehyde for the sick room.

An interesting and unique item for your pharmacy collection!