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    Posted 5 years ago

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    I am trying to fine out why all of the other ones on ebay the p in pine is over the t in tar and the ones on ebay the p is over the a in tar.Is this a rare version.Also the tree looks totally different.Thanks.

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    1. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      I can say it was made at the Lancaster Glass Works.

      "In 1873 Lucius Q. C. Wishart apparently sold his interest in the cordial, or a new firm was formed for which H. R. Wishart (son?) patented the trademark; bottles with the inscription "TRADE MARK" thus appeared after 1873" (see McKearin and Wilson, "American Bottles & Flasks and Their Ancestry," p. 304).

      "Dr. L.Q.C. Wishart at No. 10 South Second Street, Philadelphia, compounded Pine Tree Tar Cordial and introduced it to the public in 1859. He soon moved to larger facilities at No. 232 North Second Street. About 1861, he placed Dr. Wishart’s Great American Dyspepsia Pills on the market and in 1865, Dr. Wishart’s Worm Sugar Drops.

      Wishart’s son Henry R. inherited the Pine Tree Tar Cordial about 1870, and soon sold it to Philadelphia druggists Harry C. Campion and his son John W. John’s brother Franklin joined them, and the firm was called the Campion Brothers until 1897, when Franklin retired. J.W. Campion and Co. was still selling Pine Tree Tar Cordial into the nineteen hundreds. It was for "Consumption of the Lungs, Cough, Sore Throat and Breast, Bronchitis, Liver Complaint, Blind and Bleeding Piles, Asthma, Whooping Cough and Diphtheria, & c.".

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