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All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1225592 (stock #J1150)
Stonegate Antiques
$70.00
Offered is an obscure grouing of boxed, homeopathic remedies from Dr. Henry Ehrlich of Chicago. This diminutive Family Medicine Case sports partial labeling on all wooden exterior surfaces and on the interior top. The 7 remaining medicines are wooden vials complete with content labels printed on the top. Each paper label indicates the contents and multiple uses of each remedy. There is mention of the FOOD AND DRUG ACT of 1906 on each label.

The case measures 4.5 inches long x 3.5 inches wide x 2.6 inches high and is in very good condition. The box labeling is as seen on each photo. Basically, the label is fairly good with loss and wear commensurate with a used, antique item.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1243074 (stock #J1208)
Stonegate Antiques
$35.00
Offered is an absolutely wonderful Parke Davis pharmacy poison bottle from the early 1900s sporting a great label. Measuring a delightful 2.25 inches tall and ready for your collection.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1232573 (stock #M1250)
Stonegate Antiques
$245.00
Offered is a very scarce, smaller version of the Konseal Capsule Filling Machine from the late 19th century.

The nickel plated, heavy metal device is neatly packed into a hardwood case sporting joined grooved construction. Included are 3 size funnels and 2 matching tampers, a felt moistening rolling pin - 4 envelopes each containing direction slips for use. Also contains 2 booklets - one for physicians touting the history and benefits of using the Konseal rice flour capsules and another larger booklet primarily containing directions for use. The set is complete with a wooden top tray for housing the booklets, funnels, rolling pin and supplies.

The wooden case and metal Konseal machine are in very good condition, commensurate with age and use. The top tray is in good condition as well though it sports an ancient hole as seen in the photos.

Please note the original handsome brass label tacked to the top of box. The wooden case measures 9.5"L x 6.5"W x 3.5"H.

Wafers when sealed, were designed to house bitter flavored powdered medicines thus avoiding distasteful side effects.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1243425 (stock #M1301)
Stonegate Antiques
$55.00
Offered is a vintage, veterinary-specific advertisement from the early 1900s. This heavy paper board advertising poster is in very good condition. Measures approximately 13" x 9", with a few unobtrusive edge tears. In very good condition.

Horse specific advertising remains elusive! Don't miss this opportunity to include this vintage piece in your collection!

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.

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.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Veterinary : Pre 1900 item #1243118 (stock #M1261)
Stonegate Antiques
$275.00
Offered for your consideration is a very nice, late nineteenth centur, Humphreys Veterinary Medicine stable box. The box is constructed of a fine hardwood and sports a complete interior label. The finish appears to be in fine, original condition. The case's interior has fitted compartments for medicine bottles, supplies, and treatment guide.

The contents include 3 Humphreys bottles with horse head embossing, 6 rectangular bottles, and a treatment guide. While incomplete, this veterinary collectible will make a handsome display piece, and fine addition to one's veterinary collection!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1900 item #1251027 (stock #M)
Stonegate Antiques
$375.00
Offered is a very scarce, 19th century, strength measuring medical device known as a dynamometer that was manufactured by the G. Tiemann Company, New York, the most renown and respected surgical device manufacturers of the 19th century. Sold in the US by a gymnasium apparatus company out of St. Louis, the Fred Medart Company, the device was designed to assess the strength of the chest, back and legs up to a pull capacity of 1400 lbs.

This fabulous early tool of the medical trade sports a visually-interesting, graphic, brass face with a scale delineating increments from 0 to 1400 pounds. There are 2 dials - one that notes the actual pressure achieved, and the second stationary dial that serves as the reference.

This instrument enjoys wonderful, rich patina on both the metal and wooden sections. It measures 13 inches at the widest point and 10 inches at the wooden handles.

A fabulous device which has great visual appeal and displays wonderfully! Sure to spark some interesting conversation at your next gathering!

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 : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1208021 (stock #M1225)
Stonegate Antiques
$170.00
This is a very nice, traveling, doctor's, medicine case from the early 1900s. The case is of quality leather, and houses a group of metal capped vials most of which sport original labels and some with list UPJOHN as the maker.

The name "Dr. Thomas E Bamford, Jr" is imprinted in gold on the front of the case, and it measures 12" x 6" x 4" and is in good condition.

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.

Stonegate Antiques
$45.00
Not just an ordinary pharmacy bottle, but one that is quite special for what is printed on the label. Measures about 5 inches tall and is in nice condition with no damage to the bottle. Dates to the 1910 era.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #384708 (stock #J950)
Stonegate Antiques
$70.00
Offered for sale is a neat 19th century apothecary bottle – TINCT. COLCH. SEM. - sporting a white with gold bordered painted glass label!

The 8.5 inch tall bottle has the manufacturer's letters “W.T.CO. – Pat. 1889 - USA” embossed on the base.

This label under glass (LUG) tincture bottle is in fine condition. The stopper sports ground glass construction as well. The label is complete and displays well.

This appealing bottle originated from a former pharmacy in Putnam, CT, which closed in 1949.

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 1920 item #1159095 (stock #M1209)
Stonegate Antiques
$975.00
This is a wonderfully preserved, wooden, circa 1910, MEDICINES sign from the now-closed Pierce Pharmacy, of Hartford, Connecticut. The Pierce Pharmacy first opened at the turn of the 20th century and remained in the same location for nearly 100 years.

The last owner of this store purchased the Pierce Pharmacy in the early 1960s. He has retained this original store sign in his personal collection for many years, which attests to the present condition.

The sign has a sand painted black background with silver lettering and trim. Measures over 76 inches long by 11.5 inches wide. Overall condition is very good. A fabulous, one-of-a-kind piece of advertising!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Veterinary : Pre 1900 item #1243046 (stock #M1272)
Stonegate Antiques
$2,750.00
Offered is a wonderful, AC Daniels, veterinary medicine cabinet seldom found in this condition! The oak cabinet comes complete with a colorful, visually graphic, tin, front panel and an interior, heavy paper advertisement.

The condition of the cabinet is very good with some exterior damage to the top back portion. The finish appears original and the interior is good. The door opens and closes easily. The tin is good with wear commensurate with its age. The printing is clearly visible on the medicines noted on the tin.

The cabinet measures 26.5 inches high x 21 inches wide x 7 inches deep.

A fabulous find!

Please note: 1st photo is representative of actual color; remaining photos suffer from "sunlight washout".

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1232047 (stock #M1249)
Stonegate Antiques
$165.00
Offered for your consideration is a vintage, all-original, framed paper advertising sign for the cure of Gonorrhea, Gleet and Syphillis in men. Of interest is the matching 10.5" x 7.5" wood frame with the boldly stamped word "OKAY" on the top. This unusual piece of advertising dates to the early 1900's.

Condition: Modest, unobtrusive wear to the frame with ancient water staining to the paper sign. The frame retains 2 early holes used for hanging along with various surface dings and an early slice of wood missing from the back side of frame.

Historically, Pabst's Okay Specifics was cited by the 1906 FDA Act for various violations including failure to mention alcohol content, having no known curative ingredient, etc, resulting in frequent seizure and destruction of the product!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Veterinary : Pre 1920 item #1243193 (stock #J1157)
Stonegate Antiques
$40.00
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.