Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Rhubarb Extract and Alcohol Medicine, Mostly Full

In Bottles > Medicine Bottles > Show & Tell.
Medicine Bottles179 of 437Parke, Davis, & Co. Paper Label/ProductPaper Label Druggist Bottle
12
Love it
0
Like it

Rareclassyunique75Rareclassyunique75 loves this.
TreyTrey loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
AnnaBAnnaB loves this.
HunterHunter loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
bottle-budbottle-bud loves this.
NevadaBladesNevadaBlades loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
AmatoorPikrAmatoorPikr loves this.
See 10 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 4 years ago

    SpiritBear
    (813 items)

    First off, one of the 4 labels proclaims, "50 Per Cent Alcohol." So.... Great medicine.

    Secondly, it has a very strong, sweet scent still that pierces the nose.

    This pictorial Hazeltine & Perkins Drug Co. bottle from Grand Rapids, Michigan, was actually a difficult buy. The lady at the antique shop couldn't get my charge-card to work in her machine, so I had to wait for the owner, who was an hour late, to come and help us out.
    There was another bottle, but it had a chip in it and they didn't give me a discount on it even after the hassle for this (the owner said he husband had priced it, and she left it at that.
    My "captor" said she felt like she was holding me ''hostage.''

    H. & P. D. Co., embossed on the bottom of their bottles, was a wholesale druggist that had been around from 1873 on to at least the 1940s.

    This neat tooled-top bottle also tells the buyer information like where Rhubarb was grown, alternate names, and it's Order. This and the general label of what it treats leads me to believe this was not a prescription type, but a general over-the-counter medicine one could go and pick up at any time (during business hours.)

    To see all of the labels, I had to remove some of the waxed paper that likely protected the bottle's label a century ago.
    I had not cleaned up the glass before photos, so forgive its smudginess.

    logo
    Medicine Bottles
    See all
    Vintage Medicine Hand Crafted Bottle, Dr. Macalister's Cough Mixture w/Cannabis
    Vintage Medicine Hand Crafted Bottl...
    $15
    Unlisted Pontiled Dr Wright's Indian Vegetable Syrup Bottle Philadelphia PA aqua
    Unlisted Pontiled Dr Wright's I...
    $121
    Puce 1850s "LYON'S POWDER / NEW YORK" Open Pontil - Wicked Color- Bug Poison!
    Puce 1850s "LYON'S POWDER /...
    $257
    Vintage Medicine Hand Crafted Bottle, Heroin Bottle
    Vintage Medicine Hand Crafted Bottl...
    $12
    logo
    Vintage Medicine Hand Crafted Bottle, Dr. Macalister's Cough Mixture w/Cannabis
    Vintage Medicine Hand Crafted Bottl...
    $15
    See all

    Comments

    1. AnnaB AnnaB, 4 years ago
      Stomachic= stomach ache?
    2. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      No, "Stomachic" = helps digest food and makes you eat more.

      The most common medicines of the 1800s/1900s you see are laxatives/purgatives and stomachics. It was just such a big issue back then that they made many, so many survived-- out of other things they made less of.
    3. AnnaB AnnaB, 4 years ago
      Interesting...in this day and age the very opposite of stomachic seems to be the most sought after thing! LOL
    4. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Sadly so. I can relate to that too much.
    5. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Apparently, they did charge me three times-- I notice that when reviewing my spending summary last night.
      So I got the excess charge back today.
    6. ho2cultcha ho2cultcha, 4 years ago
      i think this is one of the coolest labeled bottles i've ever seen! can't get more american country than rhubarb! i used to love strawberry rhubarb ANYTHING! can't eat that kind of thing anymore though...
    7. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      Strawberry-Rhubarb pie is the best. <3
    8. SpiritBear, 4 years ago
      But this is very pungent. LOL.

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.