Veterinary signs of any type are quite scarce! Wonderful patina!
The 2 green colored tins date to the 1910 - 1923 time period and measure about 3.25" long x 2 inches wide. The condition of the first green tin is very good with various surface scratches, areas of unobtrusive paint loss and general wear of a vintage tin. Price: $90.00.
The second green tin shows a bit more paint loss especially on the bottom and is a darker shade of green. Price: $70.00.
Both covers and hinges work well and both tins are the same size. Made by "METAL PKGE CORP. BKLYN, NY".
****The brown colored tin is sold****
Some History: Henry Clay Glover started practicing veterinary medicine sometime prior to 1877. In 1888, his medicines were awarded the medal of superiority by the American Institute of New York. He identified himself as a “Specialist in Canine Diseases". As a personal testimonial, he stated that as of 1897, he had been the Veterinarian to the Westminster Kennel Club for 20 years.
The first known address for Dr. Glover is 1293 Broadway, New York City. Tins with this address state “H. Clay Glover,V.S. Prop", and appear to be the earliest-known. Some time prior to 1914, the company moved to 118 West 31st Street. Glover was still sole proprietor, but by 1917 the company was incorporated, and the tins stated “H. Clay Glover Co” while retaining the West 31st Street address. The company moved to 127-129 West 24th Street in 1923.
The condition is very good and measuring almost 3 inches high makes this cutie suitable for any collection. ****NOTE ****YOU ARE BUYING THE BOX AS SEEN IN THE PHOTO WITH THE FRONT AND BACK IMAGES****
Measures 20 inches long x 14 inches wide and is ready for your collection. There is embossing in the words "CAVANAUGH'S WONDER COLIC REMEDY". Created by the Baltimore Sign Co. and dating to the 1930-1940 era.
Both circa 1930s, the two potties each have a big blue "EYE" painted on the inside bottom of the potty and both are labeled in gold script "Go Way Back and Sit Down". Both are stamped on their bases "Made in Germany" and are in excellent condition. (Our apologies for blurry photos of the gold printing on the exterior of each potty. The printing is actually quite crisp and clear. It is the photography that requires improvement!)
The smaller "eye" potty also has the words "Goo Goo" written above the eye. The smaller 'eye" potty measures 1.25 inches high and has a diameter of 1.50 inches.
The larger "eye" potty measures 1 3/8 inches high and has a diameter of 1.75 inches.
Items such as these were frequently used as "free give-aways" by various businesses to spark an increased customer base either when celebrating a grand-opening or to promote the offering of a new service or product.
Becoming increasingly difficult to find!
As each is priced separately, please email us stating which item you wish to purchase so that we can customize your order form.
The box measures 7” x 4.5” x 2” and is in nice condition with expected edge wear, fading, and mild staining typical for its age.
This one pound box of powder appears to date from the 1940s. Would make a neat addition to your Veterinarian Memorabilia Collection!