The label is complete, a bit faded in one area (red printed portion) but otherwise sports great lithography.
The vials are empty.
The back side of the bottles are ribbed indicating that the contents are poison. The bottles date to the 1920s and are ready for your collection. The bottle on the left has a label that is slightly better than the one on the right. Priced each.
Each medicine is corked, unused and sport complete labels. They are 3 sided, ribbed on the edge and embossed with the word POISON on the back. No damage. A wonderful find. Priced individually - Large = $35.00 Small = $25.00
Cocaine $45.00 - Morphine $40.00 Dilaudid $40.00
The condition is almost excellent with only the tip of the thumb being missing.
Lilly Ipecac & opium = $75.00. Merck Opium = $95.00. Dovers Powder (opium) = $95.00. Large Opium/Laudanum = $105.00.
The bottles range in height from 3.25" (Dovers powder) 3 .5" (Merck Opium)- 6" (Lilly Ipecac & Opium) 7.25 (Parke Davis Opium) .
Measures about 3 inches tall.
Each container is in very good condition and houses small labeled EMPTY medicine tubes sporting tiny cork tops.
Each box measures about 3 inches high and dates to the early 1900s.
This is a rare collection seldom found in this condition.
PRICED SEPARATELY - Heroin is SOLD - The Eli Lilly Codeine and Digitalin are $50.00 each and the Sharpe & Dohme Nitroglycerin is $30.00.
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 Bromides are a class of tranquilizers that were withdrawn from the U.S. market in 1975 due to their toxicity.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.