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All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1920 item #617628 (stock #M892)
Stonegate Antiques
$40.00
Well, this was recently acquired from the estate of a 100 year old resident. The nickel plated shaver is in very nice condition, complete with a blade and box that is lined in a purple velvet type material. The interior is labeled “ANTICOR – The Saftey Corn Shaver” and the directions are printed on the label noted on the bottom of the box.

The box measures 4 inches long and is in good condition.

A must for the foot doctor in your life.

Stonegate Antiques
$45.00
Offered is a very nice, veterinary horse medicine dated 1917 sporting fabulous graphics on all surfaces of the packaging. Prepared by Barker, Moore, & Mein Medicine Company of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #862966 (stock #DaveStock)
Stonegate Antiques
$275.00
This lovely tip tray has striking lithography. The image on this fabulous early 1900s pharmacy collectible speaks for itself. The graphics are in the Art Nouveau style and delightfully grace the tray.

The company notes that their tablets could treat numerous symptoms and conditions especially womens ills. It enjoys crossover appeal in that it is also a 1904 World's Fair souvenir and an advertisement for the drug company - what a wonderful giveaway!

The Antikamnia ("Opposed to Pain") Chemical Company of St. Louis, Missouri, produced medicines similar to aspirin and were famous for their very graphic calendars that were given to physicians as tokens for prescribing their products.

. Measuring 3.25"W x 4.75L", this cutie is in very nice condition. The image is clear with minor surface wear commensurate with its age.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #816335 (stock #M975)
Stonegate Antiques
$335.00
On a cold October day in 1977, an auction of the former estate of Dr. T.D.M. Wilson of Washington, Pennsylvania, took place. The last surviving relative to live in Dr. Wilson's former 1890 mansion had moved to smaller quarters, and many artifacts reflecting the Wilson's family history had to be auctioned off.

Dr. T.D.M. Wilson graduated from Jefferson Medical College in 1875, and the following offered items from this estate auction provide an historical glimpse into his long medical career.

The first item is a fabulous 19th century brass DOCTOR T.D.M. Wilson sign measuring 14L x 9W inches, which likely adorned the entrance way to Dr. Wilson's office.

Also offered in this grouping is a rare group photo of Dr. Wilson (4th from the left) and other Phi Kappa Sigma members. The frame measures 16.5"L x 12.5"W. While the photo is a bit faded, the image is remarkable and includes a distinguished group of Phi Kappa Sigma members.

The third and fourth items in this grouping are a small, framed, 1909 AMA membership certificate with Dr. Wilson's name inscribed, and a very unusual IRS narcotic SPECIAL TAX STAMP from 1926. This Narcotic form is unique in that it names Dr. Wilson as the single physician allowed to dispense narcotics within the 23rd District of the State of Pennsylvania.

Finally, 2 handwritten letters postmarked in 1884 from Dr. Wilson to his loving wife are included, offering a small glimpse into his personal life.

Together, this is rich grouping of artifacts provides one a unique opportunity to further enhance one's collection of medical objects.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Dental : Pre 1900 item #794960 (stock #M717)
Stonegate Antiques
$195.00
Offered for consideration, is a wonderful and rarely found, 19th century American "DENTIST" sign in brass measuring 12 3/4ths inches wide x 7 inches high.

The sign advertises the office of "James H. Groom. Dentist.", and remains in fine condition with deep-toned, original patina and with some very minor warping due to its many years of age. The lettering is actually impressed into the surface and is painted black. Any white marks appearing on the front of the sign are due only to light/sun reflection---the sign has a very even-toned coloration.

The sign has a hole at each corner to facilitate hanging, or it may be easily displayed upon a shelf!

A fabulous , rich-looking display piece with great "eye appeal"!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #743188 (stock #B169)
Stonegate Antiques
$85.00
1879 copyright, American Edition, Two Volumes, medical texts “Diseases of the Liver", by Dr. Fried. Theod. Frerichs, Professor of Clinical Medicine in the University of Berlin, Germany, and Medical Privy-Counselor and Medical Adviser to the Ministry of Public Instruction and Medicine at Berlin, Germany. This was a 3 volume set; Volume III is missing.

The contents include copious information on such as: ETIOLOGY, DIAGNOSTIC INDICATIONS, DISEASE PROGRESS & PROGNOSIS, TREATMENT, REMEDIES and much more.

These texts are two of a series of medical books published in the 1880's by the WILLIAM WOOD & COMPANY, 27 Great Jones Street, NEW YORK. 228 & 224 pages, respectively. Numerous black & white wood engravings with some additional drawings in color.

CONDITION: Excellent with minimal foxing or wear, solid binding. MEASURES 9.25” x 6”.

Stonegate Antiques
$45.00
Offered for your consideration is a visually graphic, appealing pharmacy bottle. The detailed label and bottle measures approximately 3 inches tall and sports a screw top cover. Dates to the 1920s and is in very nice, unused condition. From Smith, Kline and French.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1168166 (stock #J1100)
Stonegate Antiques
$45.00
Hard to find pharmacy or chemists bottle comes complete with colorful contents and original label. Measures about 5 inches tall and ready for your collection. Dates to the early 1900s.
Stonegate Antiques
$375.00
Offered for your consideration is an absolutely wonderful and rare pair of 19th century, pharmacy pill sorters. Masterfully constructed of hardwood and brass, this pair sports both a wonderful patina and structural form.

The condition is very good with the brass portion skillfully soldered and fabricated. The wood component is professionally constructed with minor, unobtrusive wood separation in the front right of the smaller sorter. These are the only examples of this form I have ever seen and thus, have been able to offer for sale.

The sorters measure 9 inches and seven inches long. Due to their interesting construction, they have great visual appeal and display quite well!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1089767 (stock #J1084)
Stonegate Antiques
$65.00
The inhalation of medicinal vapors was common practice during the late 19th and early 20th century. Inhaling devices came in many shapes and forms. This very decorative and functional inhaler was very popular during that period.

This lovely, late-Victorian-styled inhaler is primarily being sold for its original box. The box is complete and very detailed on all sides (including the top), sporting wonderful graphics and information on its many merits. The box measures 6.5" H x 4" W x 3.25" D and shows only mild wear and faint staining. Finding a complete box in this condition is quite uncommon.

The lamp is not complete and is minus its chimney and top medicinal pan.

The advertising says it all - great graphic and lung specific. The last patent date noted on the box is 1899, and the first patent date is stamped on the lamp as being Ag. (August) 4, 1885.

Stonegate Antiques
$85.00
Offered is a late 19th century, French, Asthma Cure tin with original contents. Extraordinary in its detailed graphics, the tin contains eight, complete and unused boxes of William's Matches with labeling both in English and in French.

The cover sports a wonderful image of a French gypsy benefiting from the inhalation of Williams curative powder.

The tin measures 4.5" L x 2.75" W x 1" H and is in very nice condition, most particularly the cover. Rarely found with original contents!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1205913 (stock #M1227)
Stonegate Antiques
$400.00
Offered is a handsome, wooden case of homeopathic medicine pill bottles dating to the 1880's, containing a variety of remedies commonly found in the 19th century.

All but one bottle are re-purposed and sport "OTIS CLAPP & SON" embossing on one side. One bottle sports the original Otis Clapp & Son paper label (SEPIA). One bottle is round and not original to case.

Each Otis Clapp bottle measures over 2.5 inches high, having hand-written labels with instructions for use and corks with hand-written contents on top. One Otis Clapp bottle is amber colored; otherwise the bottles are clear.

The case measures 7" x 4.5" x 5" and is in very good condition with a functional front clasp. An early note has been affixed to the inner top to reflect contents, dose and antidote.

Very unusual indeed!

Some History from the Derby Connecticut Historical Society:

ALBERT W. PHILLIPS, M. D. was born at Marcellus, N. Y., July 26, 1838, his early education having been secured in the common schools of his native town.

He graduated from the Hannemann Homoepathic College, Chicago, Ill., in 1861.

At the commencement of the Rebellion, he enlisted as a private in the 12th Regiment, New York State Volunteers, but was later appointed hospital steward of the same regiment, and later received the appointment of assistant surgeon of the 149th Regiment New York Volunteers. He served until the close of the war, when he moved to Birmingham. He held the office of registrar of vital statistics, and also was an influential member of the Board of Burgess for several years. He was the only follower of the school "similia similibus curantur" in the town, and had a large and lucrative practice.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #143911 (stock #M659)
Stonegate Antiques
$145.00
An exceedingly RARE and all-original, commanding group photograph of 1880's NURSES with a bit of the mysterious- might be depicting recent graduates of a nursing program with male and female head instructors or may be a photograph of hospital staff nurses with head nurse and administrator/physician. A bit of intrigue for certain, and most definitely a highly rare and unusual period nursing photo of substantial size! Found in a New York state estate.

Framed in original, period frame with wood backing (20 x 15.5 inches); photo dimensions- 14.5 x 19.5 inches. Wonderful condition!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #278185 (stock #M133)
Stonegate Antiques
$70.00
Diminutive in size with the lustrous feel and look of antique ivory, this extraordinarily RARE apothecary powder spatula is a must-have for the serious pharmacy memorabilia collector!

Measuring just 3.25 inches long, this hand-carved piece features a spatula that is tapered to a fine, thin edge allowing for the easy handling of the finest-ground drug powders.

Condition is very fine without imperfection! A gorgeous, RARE apothecary implement!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #988069 (stock #M1036C)
Stonegate Antiques
$125.00
Prior to the 1880s, Dr. Robert Fuller of New York, developed the method of making tablet triturates. Fuller described it as "A new device for putting medicine into a form that should admit an accurate, easy, compact and palatable administration". The tablets which were also known as "molded tablets", were made from a paste like mixture of the drug. The making of tablet triturates was a process easily adapted for use in the local pharmacy and most druggists of the late 19th century and early 20th century prepared the tablets using the small molds.

This tablet mold is a wonderful ONE GRAIN example of and early pharmacy "tool of the trade" and should not be missed by the novice or advanced collector. The mold is complete with the original box and in very nice condition except for minor surface wear that is commensurate with mild use and age. Also note that an unobtrusive dime size piece of the the label near the middle left portion of box is missing (unable to get an adequate picture). The box measures 6.5 inches long x 3 inches wide and shows mild wear. Don't miss this beauty! Dates from 1890 - 1900.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #354009 (stock #RBroots)
Stonegate Antiques
$105.00
This extraordinarily unusual 7 piece collection of vintage RAW ROOTS & LEAVES date to the late 1800's - early 1900's!! They are from the A.D. Pierce Pharmacy which originated in Hartford, Connecticut, at 914 Main Street during the late 19th century. The store later relocated to 247 Sigourney Street in Hartford as A.D. Pierce and Son.

One package is marked PARKE DAVIS – “BUTTERNUT” - Bark of Root, measures 8” x 5”, and is in a one pound package. The other 6 wrapped packages feature hand-written content labels and are as follows: “Pd. Poplar Bark” 5” x 2” – “Pink Root” 4” x 4” x2” – “Beth Root” 3”x2” – Poke Root” 5” x4” x2” – a plastic bag of “Buchu Leaves” 8”x 6” x 2” and “Alkanit Root” in an 8” x 5” paper wrapper.

Aside from the Buchu Leaves, the packages are in “as found” but generally quite good condition considering their substantial age and very fragile nature!

Fabulous to display just as they are in their original packaging, lending an authentic, apothecary-shoppe-look to your personal collection!! Or fill your early glass apothecary bottles with vintage contents!!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #1121431 (stock #SE100)
Stonegate Antiques
$3,400.00
Offered is a wonderful LEECH jar that comes from a doctor's collection in southern CT.

This specimen dates to circa 1900 and is most likely German in origin. The company, PETER VAN SCHAAK & SONS, of Chicago, Illinois, was the American supplier of this type leech jar in the 1890 - 1916 period.

A production number "8" is noted on the inside rim. The jar sports three knobs, or string ties, to secure the lid. Made of white porcelain, this quart-size beauty stands 7.5 inches high x 5.5 inches wide (inclusive of the knobs) and measures just over 4" in diameter.

The condition is excellent with minor wear to the black lettering commensurate with its age.

Medicinal bloodletting is one of the most ancient of medical practices dating back thousands of years, with historical evidence noting its use in ancient Egypt, Rome and Greece. Bloodletting was based on an ancient system of medicine in which blood and other bodily fluids were considered to be "humors", and the proper balance of these "humors" were what maintained health. The concept that bloodletting could restore the "humors" to their proper balance was widely accepted, and the application of leeches to the body was one method of bloodletting that was practiced. By the 19th century, the use of leeches in this practice had reached its zenith, and vessels such as the one offered here were used to store the leeches when not in use.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1178665 (stock #J1108ABC)
Stonegate Antiques
$20.00
Offered is a circa 1900, John Wyeth & Brother, amber-colored, 4 ounce, EUPHORBIA PILUIFERA extract bottle. (The other two bottles are sold) The EUPHORBIA PILUIFERA bottle is in fine condition, measuring 4.75 inches high and sporting good labels. Price: $20.00 for the EUPHORBIA PILUIFERA bottle.

Medicine history:

EUPHORBIA PILUIFERA - noted in an 1891 JAMA abstract: Quite recently, at the suggestion of my friend Dr. E. T. Sabal, of Jacksonville, Florida, I have used the remedy named, euphorbia pilulifera, for the relief of a most stubborn case of hereditary asthma, and the results are such that I feel warranted in calling the attention of the profession to it, and also making an effort to compile some statistics which will be of service to us in the future. It is a popular domestic remedy in Australia, and has been used for the relief of coughs, colds and other like disturbances of the air-passages, but more especially in the treatment of asthma.