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    Posted 4 months ago

    jscott0363
    (431 items)

    Hello everyone!!
    This is an out unusual post for me, but I came across this set of vintage medicine bottles today while treasure hunting and couldn't pass them up. I don't know how old these would be, but maybe someone out there can tell me. I'm guessing early 1900's. The bottles each measure 3 1/4" long and 5/8" diameter. Several of the bottles still have something in them as shown in pic #3.

    Thanks for stopping in and for any help you can give me!!

    Scott

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    1. yougottahavestuff yougottahavestuff, 4 months ago
      Careful with the contents!! Cocaine and other stuff was legal back then.
      Just a thought!!
      Stuff
    2. TreasureTex TreasureTex, 4 months ago
      That brown bottle almost looks like it has bugs in it.
      I think that you are on the right track with the date.
    3. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Thanks Stuff!! The bottle that looks white only has residue, but has several empty capsules in it.
    4. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Thanks TreasureTex!! I put some of the contents of that bottle into my hand, Not sure what it is, but it's not bugs. I'm guessing it's something to make some sort of medicinal tea with.
    5. bobby725 bobby725, 4 months ago
      LOL! Do we have to start calling you doctor Scott now?
    6. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Lol Rob!! No, I'm far from qualifying as a doctor:) I do have an antique doctor's medicine trunk and these'll go great with the.

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/205442-early-19th-century-doctors-medicine-che
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 months ago
      Still looking for the wabbit or dawg ! Where are they ?
    8. racer4four racer4four, 4 months ago
      That's a very cool set. I can imagine FortApache with this.
      It would be fascinating to know what the contents actually are (or were)!
      Currently for external use only :)))
    9. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      No wabbits or dawgs this time BB2.
    10. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Thanks Karen!! I thought so as well. I don't usually buy items such as these, but I was intrigued by them and they were pretty inexpensive as well. Hard to say what the contents are, but I know a lot of herbs were prescribed back then. My Great, Great Grandmother was an herb doctor.
    11. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Many thanks to you all for the loves, comments and for taking time to stop in!!
      yougottahavestuff
      TreasureTex
      Rob
      BB2
      AnythingObscure
      fortapache
      Karen
      ho2cultcha
      and
      Jenni
    12. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 months ago
      Had a small blue bottle from my grandmother's house after she died on my counter for several years. It was full and I figured what was in it had probably gone bad, so I washed it out. An antique dealer friend who was into drugs, saw it & asked where I got the morphine bottle. (This was the day after I had emptied it) Then, "Know what that would be worth if it was full ?". I didn't tell him because I didn't want to see him cry.
    13. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Holy smokes BB2! I'd be afraid to ask what that was worth. You know Bayer introduce heroin in 1898 as a non-addictive alternative to morphine. Ironically, morphine was later used to treat heroin addiction!!!!!
    14. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      bottle-bud
      and
      Elisabethan
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for taking the time to stop in!!
    15. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 4 months ago
      S happens ! Had been on my shelf for maybe 10 yrs. and made me paranoid. My timing left a lot to be desired. LOL !
    16. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Vynil
      and
      Dave
      Thank you both for the loves and for taking time to stop in!!
    17. Broochman Broochman, 4 months ago
      Nice find!!
    18. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Thanks Ken!!
    19. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Ken
      Mani
      Thomas
      and
      Michael
      Thank you all very much for the loves and for taking time to stop in!!!!
    20. Brunswick Brunswick, 4 months ago
      Got anything for sinuses!! Lol!!

      Thomas.
    21. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      I'm sure there's something in there that'll help Thomas:) I just need something to cure this nasty cold of mine!!
    22. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Thomas
      and
      SEAN
      Thank you guys for the loves and for taking time to stop in!!
    23. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Thank you Kyra for the love and for stopping by!!
    24. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Thanks buckethead for the love and for stopping by!!!
    25. jscott0363 jscott0363, 4 months ago
      Thanks iggy for the love and for stopping in!!
    26. jscott0363 jscott0363, 3 months ago
      Chevelleman69
      and
      Longings
      Thank you both very much for the loves and for taking time to stop in!!

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