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    Posted 2 years ago

    fortapache
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    Older bottles do not have screw off tops so I figured this bottle could be older perhaps around the century mark. and I believe it is. This bottle has a cork stopper which is a positive sign. Also it was made Burroughs, Wellcome &Co which became the Wellcome Foundation in 1924. So circa early 20th century I think.
    It is clear so it isn't very valuable based on color but still has almost all the label and contents. Also there is a wad of cotton at the end of the tube to keep the tablets from breaking. I am sure their are pharmaceutical collectors but it isn't a big of bottle collecting it seems.
    Effervescent tablets fizz in water and are for upset stomachs. Those things never worked for me I prefer Tums and those once a day purple pills.
    Last photo it is at home in the medicine cabinet.

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    Comments

    1. Newfld Newfld, 2 years ago
      Very interesting old pharmacy remedies & antique bottles
    2. jscott0363 jscott0363, 2 years ago
      I love old medicine bottles. Last year I posted a doctor's medicine chest and it still has the outlines of all the medicine bottles he once kept in it. Just wish it would have came with it's original bottles.
    3. buckethead, 2 years ago
      These are soluble effervescent tablets of the bromides of ammonium, sodium, and potassium. Today's bromo seltzers do not contain bromides anymore....they just carry the old name. The bromides were recommended for epilepsy, tetanus, nervous excitation, hysteria, infantile convulsions, strychnine poisoning, neuraigia, delirium, tremens, nymphomania, nervous dysmenorrhea, etc. They took out bromides out of bromoseltzer like they took cocaine out of Coca-cola :) Sorry I rambled - that's the chemist in me :)
    4. betweenthelens betweenthelens, 2 years ago
      Makes me think of Mentos in a soda bottle! Maybe those would help for an upset stomach. ;)
    5. SpiritBear, 2 years ago
      Looks like the 1910s based off the label.
    6. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Newfld.
    7. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much Scott. Those would be excellent bottles as it would be something not available at a drugstore.
    8. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you ever so much buckethead. I looked up bromides and still couldn't figure out what they were.
    9. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much betweenthelens. I always think of the MST3K take on the Mentos commercial when I hear Mentos.
      They probably do work as bromides were banned.
    10. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much SpiritBear. I will take that to the bank.
    11. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      Newfld
      TassieDevil
      bottle-bud
      TheGateKeeper
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      jscott0363
      mikelv85
      Brunswick
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      Caperkid
      betweenthelens
      KKK
      buckethead
      PhilDMorris
    12. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      racer4four
      kyratango
    13. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you AnnaB.
    14. billretirecoll billretirecoll, 2 years ago
      Cool bottle fortapache, and would be fun to have! When my father would get home from work, or before bed, in the 1950's-70's, he would always take a Bromo-Seltzer, almost like a cocktail, sometimes even on the rocks! To sooth over acid stomach! Thanks for the post! :^)
    15. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you very much billretirecoll. And thanks for adding your sstory into this.
    16. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you mikelv85.
    17. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you
      billretirecoll
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      AnnaB
    18. fortapache fortapache, 2 years ago
      Thank you SEAN68.

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