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All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1920 item #1370799 (stock #J1178)
Stonegate Antiques
$38.00
This is a very nice example of a Lowell, Massachusetts, patent medicine complete with box.

The 8.5 inch bottle is in fine condition and sports a label only on the side panel because it is embossed on the remaining three sides. The bottle label is almost complete with modest staining from content leakage.

This medicine retains its original, very decorative box which notes a 1915 date-- apparently when this "new" box was first introduced to the public in August of that year. The box is complete and in good condition noting modest content stain, mostly on the left panel.

Ayer's Sarsaparilla was actually a quack medicine first introduced in the mid 19th century, with no real evidence of therapeutic value, and in that regard, quite similar to many other medicines of that era. Sarsaparilla, J.C. Ayer's most popular product, was cited as a real blessing to humanity in that it purified the blood, stimulated the vital functions, restored and preserved health, and infused new life and vigor throughout the whole system!! Sarsaparilla was also recommended for jaundice, dyspepsia, pimples, boils, ringworm, female weaknesses and ‘lassitude and debility peculiar to the Spring.'

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1370872 (stock #J1256)
Stonegate Antiques
$95.00
This is a scarce collection of 22 Homeopathic Medicine bottles complete with contents, corks and labels dating to the turn of the 19th century. Each vial sports an applied label that indicates the contents plus a cork with hand-written ingredients noted. The vials measure between 2 - 2.5 inches high x 1/2" including the cork. Hard to find in any condition.

*****Group #4*****

Some History:
Although homeopathy has its roots in ancient Greek medicine and in the work of the 16th-century physician Paracelsus, modern homeopathy dates back 200 years to the work of the German doctor and chemist, Samuel Hahnemann. Hahnemann qualified as a physician but ceased to practice as a doctor because of what he saw as the barbaric medical practices of his day - which included bloodletting and the overuse of toxic medicines, leading to horrific side effects.

A brilliant linguist, he earned a living from translating books and was interested by a reference in a medical textbook of the use of China (Peruvian bark) as a cure for malaria. Intrigued to know why China worked, he took doses of the remedy until he himself began to exhibit malarial symptoms. He stopped taking the China and the symptoms went away. From this he deduced that the ancient principle of 'like cures like' actually worked.

His next step was to determine if there were safe levels at which toxic substances could be given - and still cure the type of symptoms that they might otherwise cause. His experiments with dilution led him to discover that the more a substance was diluted, the more potent it appeared to become.

Homeopathic medicine was born, but in practicing it, Hahnemann and his followers were subjected to ridicule and persecution by the medical establishment, despite the fact that they were seeing patients getting better on tiny doses of medicines, prescribed on the basis of 'like cures like'. Many European practitioners immigrated to the United States, where homeopathy flourished in the 19th century – until the medical establishment there systematically acted to remove its influence.

Hahnemann ended his days as a renowned and very busy practitioner in Paris, working into his 80's. He is interred at the Cimetière du Père Lachaise, where a large monument honors him and his discovery of Homeopathy.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1950 item #1388174 (stock #M1373)
Stonegate Antiques
sold
Offered is a very interesting, unused, Kayden Fully Automatic Insulin Injector complete with the original display case and packaging materials.

The chrome plated injector is in mint condition and resides inside its plastic case. The patent #2295849 dates this unusual tool of the trade to 1942. Measuring 4.75" long, the injector barrel displays the imprinted patent date and other info (see photo).

The injector was an alternative device that was employed by those patients who preferred not to use the typical needle and syringe. As a precision instrument, the user was able to adjust the depth of injection, and then the device, once user-activated, injected the insulin. Voila!

Not sure of the level of popularity this device held, but this is the only one I have seen.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1365392 (stock #M1340)
Stonegate Antiques
SOLD
Offered is a highly scarce Pair of 19th Century, Pill + Capsule Counters that would have been used in the early apothecary shop. They are constructed of wood and have been formed into a paddle shape. They are so unusual, that they rightfully belong in a museum dedicated to preserving the history and practice of the early drug store.

These wonderful tools of the trade measure 12 inches for the capsule counter and 11.75 inches for the pill counter. The front of each device is tapered to facilitate the ability to "scoop" the pills from a tray.

Please note that there is some edge wear on each counter commensurate with age and use. The handles are painted and have evidence of appropriate wear. Overall, the counters sport perfect patina and offer stunning visual appeal!

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1940 item #1278380 (stock #M1183)
Stonegate Antiques
$100.00
Offered is a very nice, vintage, drug store, Bromo Seltzer Dispenser with a patent date of 1930.

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!

Some history:
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!

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1950 item #783012 (stock #IRSFORM2)
Stonegate Antiques
$48.00
This is a colorful 1936 series Treasury Department IRS Narcotics form. The document is dated and filed 1947 at Cases Drug Store, Logan Ohio. This decorative record confirms that the narcotic was Codeine Sulphate 1/2 gr. and was purchased by the Rexall Drug Company, Pittsburgh, PA.

The form measures 11" high x 9" wide and is in fine condition except for a 1/2" tear in the upper (R) hand corner (barely seen when framed). Although once common, these decorative documents are getting more difficult to find.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1960 item #1243070 (stock #M1268C)
Stonegate Antiques
$355.00
If you are looking for a pharmacy sign that is nearly mint and sports great graphics, you can stop searching!

This awesome example dates to 1955, is painted and has a reflective finish on the large lettering. This sign is new-old-stock, was never used and was acquired directly from the family of the former proprietor of the now-defunct, Stanley, North Dakota, Rexall Pharmacy!!!

This beauty measures 36" long x 18" wide and was manufactured by the Continental Sign and Advertising Company of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It appears to be made of a galvanized metal, is pre-drilled for hanging and is in pristine condition!

Ready for your collection! A fabulous, visually striking, pharmacy advertising piece!

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1960 item #1388273 (stock #M1375)
Stonegate Antiques
$50.00
This is handsome set of vintage 1940 - 1950s, Troemner Pharmacy Scale weights comes complete in a handsome, fitted, wooden case.

The hardwood case measures 4.5"L x 3"W x 1.5"H and is in very nice condition. "HENRY TROEMNER MAKER PHILADA" is stamped in red on one side of the case. The box top retains remnants of a State Weights & Measures certification sticker and an old decal with the letter "M" noted.

The brass gram weights have the expected patina and tarnish of a vintage piece. The aluminum milligram weights and tweezers are all in fine condition.

A nice addition to your collection!

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1365395 (stock #J1247)
Stonegate Antiques
$115.00
We are pleased to offer a very appealing and scarce, label-under-glass, apothecary display bottle. Bottles of this size and shape are an elusive find.

Recently acquired during an antiques hunt in the Savanna, Georgia, area, this beauty measures just over 12 inches high and just under 5 inches in diameter at the base.

Condition of the glass label: The tapered glass label is complete, with very minor paint lifting and discoloration most evident along the bottom of the label. The glass portion of label is undamaged.

Condition of the bottle: There are no chips to the bottle. The interior of the bottle is clear except for some faint deposit on the top water edge. The base of bottle is embossed "Pat'd Dec. 10 95" (1895).

Condition of the stopper: The decorative stopper has a tiny edge fleck on the edge of one lower facet. The lower inside of stopper has 3 unobtrusive fractures on the rear portion not visible from the front. There are 2 fractures on the upper portion of the bottle where the stopper fits. One of them is on the left and is barely visible. The stopper is fixed in placed and has not been tampered with.

The photos adequately present the condition of bottle. A stunning centerpiece for your collection.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1950 item #1266312 (stock #M1324)
Stonegate Antiques
$190.00
Measuring 10.5" high x 10.5" deep x 6.5" wide at the widest point, this very unique, circa 1940's, pharmacy, ALKA-SELTZER advertising piece displays just wonderfully!

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!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #429458 (stock #M845)
Stonegate Antiques
$300.00
Offered for sale is a delightful late 19th century cast iron apothecary cork press in the rare form of the SLEEPING DOG. Originating from an early upstate New York country store, the cork press presents wonderful appeal to those who collect early pharmacy objects and those who fancy canines.

The surface sports a vintage patina with traces of rust still present. This appealing cork press measures 9.25� long and is untouched original �as found� undamaged condition.

One of the hardest to find of the vintage figural cork presses.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Pre 1900 item #1370870 (stock #J1254)
Stonegate Antiques
$95.00
This is a scarce collection of 22 Homeopathic Medicine bottles complete with contents, corks and labels dating to the turn of the 19th century. Each vial sports an applied label that indicates the contents plus a cork with hand-written ingredients noted. The vials measure between 2 - 2.5 inches high x 1/2" including the cork. Hard to find in any condition.

*****Group #2*****

Some History:
Although homeopathy has its roots in ancient Greek medicine and in the work of the 16th-century physician Paracelsus, modern homeopathy dates back 200 years to the work of the German doctor and chemist, Samuel Hahnemann. Hahnemann qualified as a physician but ceased to practice as a doctor because of what he saw as the barbaric medical practices of his day - which included bloodletting and the overuse of toxic medicines, leading to horrific side effects.

A brilliant linguist, he earned a living from translating books and was interested by a reference in a medical textbook of the use of China (Peruvian bark) as a cure for malaria. Intrigued to know why China worked, he took doses of the remedy until he himself began to exhibit malarial symptoms. He stopped taking the China and the symptoms went away. From this he deduced that the ancient principle of 'like cures like' actually worked.

His next step was to determine if there were safe levels at which toxic substances could be given - and still cure the type of symptoms that they might otherwise cause. His experiments with dilution led him to discover that the more a substance was diluted, the more potent it appeared to become.

Homeopathic medicine was born, but in practicing it, Hahnemann and his followers were subjected to ridicule and persecution by the medical establishment, despite the fact that they were seeing patients getting better on tiny doses of medicines, prescribed on the basis of 'like cures like'. Many European practitioners immigrated to the United States, where homeopathy flourished in the 19th century – until the medical establishment there systematically acted to remove its influence.

Hahnemann ended his days as a renowned and very busy practitioner in Paris, working into his 80's. He is interred at the Cimetière du Père Lachaise, where a large monument honors him and his discovery of Homeopathy.

All Items : Popular Collectibles : Nostalgia : Advertising : Pre 1930 item #1370149 (stock #G639)
Stonegate Antiques
$175.00
Offered is a scarce, Western Union display box from the 1920's era used hold a variety of telegram forms as well as written guidelines and charts needed to accurately and precisely perform this valuable and popular communicative service.

This advertising gem was once used at the Island Pharmacy, City Island, New York, and was acquired directly from the family.

This display box measures 11"H x 9.25"W x 4.25"D, is in very good condition and sports the "WESTERN UNION TELEGRAPH" cardboard label on its front. Both the display box and label exhibit age appropriate wear as noted: a few, small, top edge chips to the wood, some staining to the label as seen in photos, and the "N" in the word "BLANKS" is damaged.

This graphically appealing, vintage, advertising piece comes with a wide variety of very interesting and historic associated ephemera that serves to define the vast scope of service that Western Union provided: a 1962 CIPHER (Encoding and Decoding Card) for use with money order messages, a guideline card defining the delivery of Military Casualty telegrams, a 1949 guide card defining the Priority Order of Messages, a Standard Abbreviations Guide card, 2 cards notating New York City and Albany addresses of the main Western Union Offices in the state of New York, numerous contracts spanning multiple decades confirming the continued authorization of the pharmacy as a Western Union provider, as well as 15 colorful and unused, telegraph and cable THANKSGIVING blanks and over 40 Christmas HOLIDAY GREETINGS blanks. Also included is a 1950's, 17 page, company history given to Western Union services providers entitled, The Story of Western Union.

The City Island Pharmacy contracted with Western Union as an agent for the delivery and acceptance of telegrams and cable services from 1939 through 1972!

What a delightful advertising piece with wonderful provenance, filled with historic Western Union ephemera!

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1950 item #584928 (stock #J966)
Stonegate Antiques
SOLD
This interesting, circa 1940's, pharmacy or drug store, “female remedy” medicine bottle labeled “MYLIN” measures 2.25 inches high and is in very nice unused condition. The bottle contains 12 capsules and the label indicates this nostrum is “safe, sure and quick relief for Dysmenorrhea”.

The cute and colorful box is slightly worn and will fit anywhere in your collection.

Marked on the side of the box: “Mifflin Chemical Corp. Phila. PA”.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1960 item #1371998 (stock #M1352)
Stonegate Antiques
$65.00
Offered is a very appealing pair of Mid Century Modern, vintage-design-decorated, apothecary jars that once embellished the shelves of a Claymont, Delaware pharmacy.

Dating to the 1950s - 1960s era, this beautiful, white and cobalt blue colored pair are in excellent condition. The large jar measures 10.75 inches tall x 6 inches in diameter. The small jar measures 7.5 inches high x 4.75 inches in diameter.

Ready for display in your vintage drug store collection!

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1930 item #1373270 (stock #M1363)
Stonegate Antiques
$75.00
Offered is a scarce, early 20thC, brass, apothecary bottle cork borer set. Dating to the 1920s era, this visually-striking, ten piece cork borer will accent any pharmacy collection.

There are nine borers numbered 1 through 9 and one central support rod completing this set. Each borer measures 4 inches long, with the total length, when linked together, measuring 8 inches x 2.5 inches wide. The borer set sports great patina and minimal wear commensurate of an antique of this age.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1950 item #1177387 (stock #J1107)
Stonegate Antiques
SOLD
Looking for that one item that is a "must have" to add to your collection? Well, here it is! A circa 1930 - 1940 era, graphically appealing, and near perfect medicine tin complete with contents awaits your collection.

This diminutive beauty measures 3.5 x 2.25 x 1.5 and sports an Art Deco inspired label.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Pre 1950 item #1159099 (stock #NavyCase)
Stonegate Antiques
$135.00
World War II era, leather bound, Navy doctor's traveling medicine case with contents. Most of the glass vials retain labels that are marked UPJOHN and some of the vials also retain contents.

The condition is excellent with minor edge wear to the leather case. One vial is missing. Also contained within the interior of the case are a few prescription forms marked "MEDICAL DEPARTMENT U.S. NAVY". Measures 10.5L x 2.5W x 4H.