Posted 4 years ago
NOTE: I will eventually post up as much info as I can on all my found treasures. For now I will keep the reading light and not overload with information on my beauties.
STORY: After an hour long hike, I decided it was too beautiful outside not to get off the beaten path and explore. So glad I did. I am always wanting to fix things and believe that everything can be fixed, restored or spit shined. Can I just say things aren't made like they use to. I stumbled upon a large rubble of ashes, some broken down concrete, rebar, and misc. items from transients that obviously hung out there. I found a stick and started sorting through the soot and low and behold this is pretty much all I found that were in tact. My heart was broken. I would have taken every piece of item in this house and shared its history however, the developers had no time to waste. 3 houses were already being developed down the way and soon, in a few short months, they were heading right where I was standing.
RESCUED: in order of pictures.
2ND PIC- DRUG STORE BOTTLES
TONI couldn't find any information on TONI company.
3tiered marked J in keystone, Knox Bottle Co. Jackson, MS '32-'53
DURAGLAS medicine bottle marked 6 drams or 6 oz. (this is why they no longer use this symbol because of accidental overdoses) Bottom has the <O> meaning that it was mfr. after Duraglas & Owens Glass merged. '29- '50s Typically the # on the left of diamond is the plant # and the right of the diamond is the year...however 5 (dot) & 9 that are marked on the bottom, so not familiar with the meaning of this.
3RD PIC- COLBALT BLUE JARS
NOXZEMA- facial cream- possibly '20-'80 glass jar (I would think this jar is more like 60's-80's) Marked 18 possibly mold #. fun facts- Noxzema was founded by Dr. Francis Townsend in the early 20's & named Townsend22. Later he gave the formula to Dr. Bunting & packaged the cream himself. The name supposedly changed when a customer stated it knocked her eczema- renaming the cream to NOXZEMA- no eczema.
MAZON- medicine jar for skin conditions. Marked Belmont Labs Phila Pa. Possibly from '20-40's. fun facts- 1926- it was struggling to take off in the market and in 1930 a lawsuit, Belmont V Heist, argued financial and formula of the cream. In 1939 Belmont V FTC, argued false claims of cream and even deaths.
FAVORITES- definitely the colbalt blue jars and the medicine jar... why? because I work in the medical field and I am always fascinated by the things they used to do. 2nd my fave color is blue- all hues of blue.
INFORMATION: I do a lot of research only because I want to know and I want to get the correct information. I gather info from reputable companies and sources. If you see something that is incorrect, kindly let me know because after all this is a hobby and I am no expert but I do read a lot & have a lot of useless information. :)