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    Posted 3 years ago

    SpiritBear
    (813 items)

    Thus marking my third labeled pontil bottle from America, all being pre U.S. Civil War.

    This one is "B. O. & G. C. Wilson's Neuropathic Drops".

    B. Osgood Wilson and G. Carlos Wilson began in 1845, according to an 1883 directory. An 1846 magazine welcoming them into the trade has their drug company listed as Wilson's Thomsonian & Botanic Laboratory at 18 Central Street in Boston, Massachusetts.

    Some time between 1846 and 1850, they become B. O. & G. C. Wilson's Botanic Druggists and retain the address till they expand some time between 1853 and 1859, as an 1859 newspaper has them listed at 18 & 20 Central Street, which, according to the seller, is now an alley near the financial district of Boston.

    Meowman took interest from the pic I sent him after it arrived, and he found their Neuropathic Drops still being made in 1917. This bottle and label date prior to 1859.

    The label says that the contents were, "a valuable remedy in Cholera, Cramps & Spasmodic Affections, Colic, Internal Pains, Sprains, Bruises, Scalds & Burns, Wounds, Corns (Chill)blains, Numbness, Paralysis, Rheumatic Affections, Hip-Complaints, Ague, Coughs & Colds, Tic Douloureux, Tooth-Ache, White Swellings. &c &c" as they ran out of room.

    The dose was "fifteen to thirty drop in a gill of warm water sweetened." It states that more instructions are found on the circular around the neck (circular, of course, long gone).

    A great addition to my new hobby of labeled pre-1860 pontil bottles.

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    Comments

    1. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Continued post with details on glass of the day and two other labeled pontils found here:
      http://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/231826-continued-neuropathic-drops-pre-1859
    2. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      May I also add, for completeness' sake, that the base exhibits the typical open pontil of a rod attaching to semi-molten glass (for finishing the bottle), plus the typical late 1840s to 1870s snap-case seam running on the diagonal. American bottles exhibiting both together are typically later 1840s till about the U.S. Civil War of the 1860s.
    3. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 3 years ago
      Tooth-Ache? love the rough/bubble bottom
    4. vintagelamp vintagelamp, 3 years ago
      I love the look of this!
    5. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Mine still ache even after applying Anbesol to my entire upper muzzle. At least the gums don't hurt as much!
    6. SpiritBear, 3 years ago
      Thank you, Vintage Lamp. They're in the back display atop a brick that sets them above other labeled antique bottles.

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