This popular and very recognizable, pharmacy collectible is constructed of a cobalt blue glass base with an aluminum stand that sports an old bottle of Bromo Seltzer retaining a label dating to 1987. The stand measures just over 15 inches high including the bottle.
The condition is commensurate with a used pharmacy device. The base shows wear with various scratches, and the metal is tarnished. The dispenser mechanism rotates and functions properly. The piece was in storage for many years and retains its original, "as-found" patina. A very nice find!
The Bromo Seltzer product takes its name from a component of the original formula, sodium bromide. Bromides are a class of tranquilizers that were withdrawn from the U.S. market in 1975 due to their toxicity. Their sedative effect probably accounted for Bromo-Seltzer's vast popularity back in the day as THE go-to remedy for hangovers!
The hardwood case measures 10" L x 5.5" W x 2" H and is in very good condition sporting a wonderful patina. The drawer stores the scale components which easily attach to the top support. The scale does not evidence any maker's marks or labeling.
Both pill tiles have identical marking on the back side as follows: "GERMANY" and "Trademark 'M' PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK".
The smaller tile measures 8" x 10" and is in excellent condition, priced at $165.00.
The larger tile measures 10" x 12" and is in nice condition with the exception of a small 1/2" chip on the top front edge. Priced at $145.00.
Very nice tools of the trade!
This visually-appealing sign measures 18.75" L x 5.5" W x 1/2" deep and sports 3 clips for holding forms.
Overall, the condition is very good with various surface scratches, scuffs, and imperfections commensurate with age. The clips are securely attached and show some minor surface tarnish.
The interior houses twelve corked bottles that are embossed "OTIS CLAPP" on one side. Three bottles have minor chips on the lip and eight bottles sport labels on the neck. Five corks have printed names on top.
The slightly domed top case is in very good condition measuring 4.75" W x 4" H x 3.75" deep and is ready for a place in your collection!
Overall, there is no damage to the bottle. The base is embossed as follows: "Pat. APR 1889 - WTC APR 2".
An attractive bottle seldom found!
Both show globes sport hand-blown glass globes that are surrounded and adorned by very fancy, plated brass. Each globe measures 22 inches high from the bottom finial to the top. Inclusive of the chain hanger, the globes measure 36 inches from base finial to the tip of original hanger. Condition is excellent for both show globes with no missing parts, damage or repairs. The interior of one globe has a mild haze that I have chosen not to attempt to clean. The globes hold water quite safely should the next owner choose to fill them with colored liquid, as was the practice during their "heyday". The metal components retain a beautiful patina.
The pair are quite striking together and will be a fabulous addition to any collection!
History: The 20th century provenance of the globes are documented per the previous owner as follows: The show globe pair resided from 1933 until 1965 at Liberty Drug, 126 Liberty Street, New York City, within close vicinity of the World Trade Center. They then were inherited in 1965 by the previous owners and were moved to Liberty Drug, 195 Main Street, Chatham, NJ, where they were proudly displayed until 1986 when the most recent owner retired and closed the drug store.
Cleverly conceived and constructed, this display combines a very, visually-pleasing, accessible medicine display that promoted spur-of-the-moment purchases at the drug store cash register, along with a tape dispenser for use by the pharmacist and his employees! Quite clever--- as it guaranteed that the display would remain in use and visible in the pharmacy as the tape dispenser provided a nice convenience for drug store employees!
In very nice condition with expected scratches, paint rubs, and non-problematic, superficial surface rusting here and there (please see photos) expected of a 75+ year old functional display.
The display retains one of its twelve, original, glass Alka-Seltzer medicine bottles (empty of contents) as well as an older, used roll of tape in the dispenser!
A very unique advertising drug store display sure to start an interesting conversation at your next dinner party!
This dual purpose pharmacy tool of the trade measures about 9 inches high and retains much of its original black japanned surface.
Retaining its vivid coloration, this conversation piece is in very good condition with tiny, unobtrusive paint flecks and chipping to the chalkware as noted in photos. The chipping is evident primarily at the base. A four inch, diagonal hairline is present on the center top near the "H" in the word "Headquarters"; it does not impact the structural integrity of the piece and is actually barely visible on the front side of the piece.
This seldom found piece of medical and/or drug store advertising could serve as a most colorful focal point of a collection.
Due to the weight of this unique piece, it is not subject to our free shipping offer.
The condition of the empty bottle is undamaged and the label is very good.
This scarcely-found, tool-of-the-trade is made of brass and is identified as a 'sawbuck' style in trade catalogs. The piece is stamped 'S. Maw Son & Thompson - LONDON - 11 & 12 Aldersgate St.'.
Measuring a tad under 4 inches high at full height, the folder is about 2.5 inches wide and sports an adjustable ratchet on one side to accommodate different size papers. The condition is very good with patina commensurate of a used pharmacy antiquity. Dates to the late 19th century.
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!
An absolutely fabulous Parke Davis veterinary pharmacy, medicine bottle.
The condition is very good for each bottle except for some staining on one of the bottles. Complete labels and undamaged bottles make these a choice trio of poisons.
The 1.5 inch small Atropine 1/200gr. bottle is from the 1950s and in good condition - Price is $8.00.
The 2 inch Atropine 1/100gr bottle is in nice condition. - Price is $10.00.
The cute Nitrostat bottle measures 1.25 inches is priced at $8.00.
.The scarce 2 inch tall Cactina Pillets box and bottle dates to the early 1900s and is in fine condition. - Price is $35.00
The 4 inch tall Crateagus Heart remedy bottle and box dates to the early 1900s is in fine condition and costs $40.00. A nice grouping indeed.