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Tonsiline for Sore Throat -

Large - Size 2.25" X 7" Tall with embossed giraffe on front, Tonsiline on one side and For Sore Throat on the other side. HISTORY: Canton, OH. Circa 1900's - 1920's. Introduced in 1892 by Harry Ink, the inventor of the patent medicine "Tonsiline." It was said that the distress of throat sufferer was compared to that of a giraffe.

Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp Root Kidney, Liver Cure

Size 3" X 8.5" Tall with embossed shaped kidney and lettering ‘The Great Dr. Kilmer’s Swamp-Root Kidney Liver & Bladder Cure Specific” on the front with Binghamton, N.Y on one side and Dr. Kilmer & Co. on the other side. HISTORY: Developed by Dr. Andral S. Kilmer and began being sold around 1878. The sales of Swamp Root declined after the Food and Drug Act of 1906 because it was regarded as a fraud since the formula was potentially dangerous with no evidence of curing Kidney or Liver disease.

W. F. Hessler

Size 2" X 5.5" Tall with lettering W.F. Hessler, Rockford. Mich. HISTORY: W.F. Hessler was a popular druggist of Rockford, Michigan was born August 13, 1867 and passed away January 21, 1908. The date of this bottle would be between 1897 - 1902.

Paine's Celery Compound

Size 2.5" sq. x 10" Tall with embossed lettering “Paine’s Celery Compound” with four sides inverted arch ways. HISTORY: Circa 1880's Milton K. Paine, a pharmacist in Windsor, Vermont began bottling his " Celery Compound" in 1882. This was used to cure diseases of the nerves, kidney, liver, stomach and bowels, it also claimed to act as a blood purifier and tonic to central system.

Glover Imperial Mange Med.

Size 2.5" x 7" Tall with embossed lettering on front “Glovers Imperial Mange Medicine” on one side New York and on the other side H. Clay Glover Co. HISTORY: The H. Clay Grover Co. was established in 1878 and their trademark was filed December 24, 1924. This product was used for man or beast - antiseptic medicated ointment for hair and scalp.


Size 2.5" x 7.5" Tall with embossed lettering on one side “McElree’s Cardui” and on the other side “The Chattanooga Medicine Co” also has embossed lines going up both sides of the front and back. HISTORY: Dr. McElree's "Wine of Cardui" started in 1880 and was a product for female complaints, which I'm sure helped since it contained 19% alcohol. "Wine of Cardui" was attributed to the Cherokee Native Americans.