Posted 4 years ago
*For SpiritBear- Sometime ago, i recall, i promised to post my labeled bottles- here they are, all 5 of them. All medicinal, a couple of them with contents still inside. They came from one estate sale, and i can't say they were cheap. The one in the middle was the most expensive one.
The Crane's Quinine and Tar bottle is fully machine-made, the rest have their tops molded.
While all antique medicinal labels are fascinating on many levels, the two i'm posting separately I find particularly curious. Porter's Healing Oil was apparently good for Man or Beast. Does that mean you could give it to your cat? And the Crane's Medicine for Cough and Cold, containing 5% of alcohol, was suitable for giving to infants. While i know- i've heard -some people still give their babies alcohol to "help" them sleep, it would certainly be shocking to see something containing any alcohol suitable for infants on modern labels.
I haven't studied these bottles in more detail to share more than that. If someone has some interesting facts or observations about them, i'd appreciate you sharing.
Spirit, do you think the labels are authentic? You mention this in your posts occasionally, so i was just wondering...
Thank you all for looking!