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All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1940 item #1434266 (stock #J1330)
Stonegate Antiques
$95.00
Offered is a scarce POISON bottle that sports great images of an elk with an honorable rack. The bottle on the right is not available.

The 3 sided label is complete with minor loss, imperfections and fading as seen in the images. The bottle is undamaged and measures approximately 3.5 inches tall x 1 inch wide and include an orange colored cork. There is minimal interior hazing.

The front of the label is marked "ELK BRAND - LIQUID CARBOLIC ACID". The left side is marked "POISON" in bold letters and includes the antidote. The right side has another wonderful elk head image. It states "Mfg. by ELK MFG CO." Jellico, Tenn. The bottle dates to the 1930 era.

Jellico was once a thriving coal mining town during the late 19th century. Info on the Elk Mfg Co is scarce and the bottle such as this example is equally rare. One can find Elk brand tins etc. but bottle is scarce.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1940 item #1450425 (stock #M1417)
Stonegate Antiques
$48.00
Offered is a wonderful, 1940s, dual-purpose heater that works as both a baby vaporizer and bottle warmer. This charming piece is in very nice condition complete with its original, quite visually appealing cardboard box.

The warmer/vaporizer is made of durable ceramic and sports an elongated, diamond-shaped label on front featuring an arrangement of flowers. Made by HANKSCRAFT, it dates to 1945 per the patent date noted on the underside label and measures about 4.5" tall x 3.25" wide. The underside metal label is packed with information!

The condition of the warmer/vaporizer is very good with no damage noted. The electrical component has not been tested. The box is worn (some loss and unattached pieces) and is generally tattered yet retains its absolutely wonderful graphics.

A delightful baby collectible!

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1950 item #192478 (stock #M670)
Stonegate Antiques
$70.00
This is an unused, "New Old Stock", Pharmacy or Drug Store display from the 1940-1950's era. It is complete with 16 full boxes of "THRIOCAIN LOZENGES". The pink tablets are inside a plastic tube which was prepared for and labeled "James' Drug Co., New London, CT".

This diminutive size display measures 6.25" x 3.75" x 2" closed and is in very nice condition except for some unobtrusive ink scribbling appearing mostly on the top. The cover lifts up to facilitate the advertising of this product and would have been placed on the counter top of a pharmacy in this fashion. A neat find!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1382016 (stock #M1421)
Stonegate Antiques
$540.00
Offered is a very difficult-to-find grouping of twelve, matching, 19th century, porcelain, apothecary cabinet drawer pulls.

Each pull measures about 2"W x 1 3/4"H x 1 1/2" front to back (not including bolt).

The condition of the pulls is very good with only a few minor manufacturing imperfections that add to the desired patina of an antique of this age and period.

Most of the pulls sport the following, sometimes illegible, maker's mark on the bottom of the knob: "PAT. FEB 12, 89 - M.D.B. CO. - ST. LOUIS, MO".

The pulls are priced at $540 for the matching set of twelve or can be purchased individually at $45.00 PER PULL. Ready for display in your apothecary collection or for retro-chic decorating use on an actual cabinet, be it antique or contemporary!

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1277804 (stock #M1178)
Stonegate Antiques
$115.00
Offered is a vintage, white ceramic, pharmacy pill tile produced circa 1920. The pill tile is marked on the back side as follows: "GERMANY" and "Trademark 'M' PHILADELPHIA, NEW YORK".

The smaller tile is SOLD.

The large 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 $115.00.

Very nice tool of the trade!

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1370918 (stock #M1288)
Stonegate Antiques
$145.00
Offered is a very scarce boxed set of late 19th century Homeopathic medicine vials, most of which still retain their contents. The box is made of cardboard covered by a thin layer of what appears to be leatherette.

The box is mildly worn commensurate with age and use, with some tape holding the top sides together. It measures 5.5"L x 3.75"W x 3.5"H.

Twenty three of the 24 bottles retain their contents, with the one bottle displaying a dark cork being empty and broken (parts of the glass from this broken vial are stuck to the box interior compartment). The vials measure just over 3 inches tall including corks and sport handwritten labels, most of which are legible (a few are faded and illegible).

Overall a very unusual find when you consider that the contents remain.

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 describing 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 traditional medical establishment 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 1900 item #1448551 (stock #M1411)
Stonegate Antiques
$125.00
Offered is a scarce pharmacy tool of the trade labeled No. 10 TABLET MOULD that was offered by the Whitall Tatum Company. These hard rubber molds were used in most drugstores from the mid 1880s to the early 20th century. This particular size mould made 50 one grain triturate tablets.

This handsome, hand-sized device enabled pharmacists to enhance their productivity. Measures 6 inches long.

Fortunately, the directions and original box still exist. The top plate and base match perfectly together with the pins passing through the holes smoothly. The condition of the mould is very good evidenced by the minimal wear. The box is in fair condition with two top holes noted and general wear from honorable use and time.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1960 item #820849 (stock #M796)
Stonegate Antiques
$115.00

This is a fabulous white ceramic 1950s pharmacy drug store display with decorative gold gilt embellishments. The mortar measures 7 inches tall and the solid pestle is 8.5 inches long.

The condition is near excellent with no damage, cracks or dings.

An outstanding display that will compliment any pharmacy collection.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1930 item #1419366 (stock #J1279)
Stonegate Antiques
$65.00
Offered is a wonderful, circa 1920's, John Wyeth apothecary bottle sporting a fancy, shield-shaped, foil label, Elixir Phenobarbitol.

Decorative stock bottles such as this beauty were meant to be refilled and reused and were the pride of the pharmacy staff. Eye-catching, reflective medicine bottles such as these also served as an advertising mechanism as they often were placed prominently in pharmacy windows to attract passers-by.

This 8.5 inch, amber, wide-mouth example reveals ground glass construction and dates to the 1920's era.

This empty bottle is in excellent condition with no damage. The ground glass stopper cannot be removed and appears perfect.

The label shows light wear and staining commensurate with age and use. Although the label appears silver in the photos, it is more of a GOLD-toned foil.

A difficult to find bottle with a label in this very nice condition.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1416715 (stock #J1276)
Stonegate Antiques
$70.00
Offered is a very special group of 7 Patent Medicines from China that date to the 1900 - 1920 era. This diminutive in size selection measures from a mere 1.5 inch example to the 3 inch box of skin lotion that houses a corked bottle. The 2.5 inch aqua bottle has embossing on 4 sides with one side noting "CHINA". This appears to be the oldest example. I just love the graphics and appealing colored labeling not to mention that they will fit anywhere in your collection. 2 of the boxed medicines each have an external paper label that is printed with the traditional Chinese contents in English. The tiniest of all "U-I-OIL" sports a graphic insert with an image of the (?)companies owner and details in Chinese. Overall the condition of this collection is very good with no damage. Only one label shows modest wear and tear. Just fabulous as a group or by themselves.
All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1265985 (stock #M1181)
Stonegate Antiques
$65.00
Offered is a hard to find painted cast iron meat and juice press from the late 19th century.

This dual purpose pharmacy tool of the trade measures about 9 inches high and retains much of its original black japanned surface.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1910 item #1417943 (stock #M1399)
Stonegate Antiques
SOLD
Offered is a fabulous, eye-appealing, one-pan balance scale sporting a marble top and an extraordinarily decorative, chrome-plated, iron base.

The chrome surfaced top front name plate reads: "The MICROMETER Patented Mar. 22 - 1898 / Jul. 21 - 1903. The Dodge Scale Co. 11th Ave. & 20th St. New York."

This fancy balance scale utilizes a novel-designed, weighted beam that turns a moveable weight resulting in great accuracy.

The attractive, liquid, bubble level is fully functional. The plated pan measures 9 inches in diameter. The chrome-plated base measures 12.75 inches L x 5.5 inches W. The height of the scale measures 9.75 inches high with the pan in place.

Overall, the condition notes minimal surface rust and chrome loss mostly to the scale mechanism. The marble is undamaged, with mild rust stain and minor surface scuffs. There are some minimal, unobtrusive areas of loose or peeling chrome. Condition and patina are commensurate with age and use of an antique apothecary scale.

The fusion of ingenuity of design and function combined with quality and accuracy sets this scale apart from its contemporaries and makes it a perfect, present-day apothecary collectible.

Still works perfectly!

*****SHIPPING WEIGHT IS 24 POUNDS*****

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #285528 (stock #J798)
Stonegate Antiques
SOLD
Offered for sale is a 19th century, very large-sized, apothecary pharmacy bottle sporting an extraordinarily RARE hand-painted label, “P. GLYCYRRH.” !!! From a short distance, this hand-painted label actually appears to be label under glass (LUG) bottle!

The 12 inch tall powder bottle has an open pontil on the base and sports a ground glass stopper, and is in fine condition with edge chips to the stopper as seen in the photo.

It is part of an unusual collection of 6 similar bottles that are offered for sale, some of which are etched WITTE’S PATENT 11/14/76. This particular bottle IS etched with this patent information.

In 20 years of specializing in pharmacy and apothecary antiquities, this is the first time that I have seen this version of a HAND PAINTED apothecary bottle!

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1940 item #1417282 (stock #M1398)
Stonegate Antiques
SOLD
Offered is a lovely grouping of seven, vintage WITCH HAZEL labels that were acquired at auction in 1997 when the E.E. DICKINSON - WITCH HAZEL COMPANY officially closed its doors in Essex, Connecticut.

These highly-colorful, lithographed paper labels are all UNUSED, NEW OLD STOCK in wonderful condition. Besides manufacturing its own witch hazel under its own name, the E. E. Dickinson Company also packaged the identical witch hazel for a variety of different vendors, such as: S.X.BRAND.N.F., BAILEY'S, and MERRIMACK.

At the time of the auction, all remaining company stock was removed from storage for the factory-closing sale. We believe these labels predate the 1930s. Given the vibrant color and graphic design, these undoubtedly would look fabulous framed!

The 4 large size labels, measuring 10 inches in diameter, were for use on 50 gallon barrels or drums and are offered at $15.00 each. The 3 smaller labels are 8.5 inches in diameter and are offered at $12.00 each.

A framed display of ALL 7 barrel labels together would be quite visually-stunning! With this decorative thought in mind, all 7 labels can also be purchased a single group, offered at $80.00.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1920 item #1420548 (stock #J1195)
Stonegate Antiques
SOLD
Offered is a nice group of five, vintage, Munyons and Humphreys Homeopathic Medicines in their original boxes. The two Munyons date to the 1900 era and the Humphreys date to the 1920s. The condition of all is very good.

Of special consideration among the Munyons remedies is the PAW PAW PILLS example, which is the earliest of the grouping. This a wooden vial is surrounded by a colorful paper label and a complete paper insert. The second Munyons remedy box houses a full, glass vial with a metal screw cap and paper insert. They each measure just over 2.5 inches.

Of the three Humphreys remedies, the earliest nostrums are the one numbered "8" dates to the 1920s. The medicine labeled #31 MENSTRUATION is not available. The boxes have paper labels covering them, and include a corked glass vial and paper insert. The Humphreys remedies labeled "3" and "30" date to the 1940, are unopened and contain either a glass or plastic vial. They measure 3 inches.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1950 item #1425629 (stock #M1402)
Stonegate Antiques
SOLD
Offered is a terrific tool of the Pharmacy trade from the 1940-1950 era. This near-perfect drug label moistener sports the following information that is stamped on the circular portion of the wheel: "IDEAL MOISTENER" - Sengbusch Self-Closing Inkstand Co. Milwaukee, Wis.

The tub-like base measures 4.25"L x 3.25"W x 2.25"H and has 2 notches on the sides that support the heavy wheel. The 2.75" diameter wheel fits and spins smoothly upon the base. A small group of pharmacy labels are included from the BUSY CORNER DRUG STORE of Denver, Colorado! The condition is very fine. A wonderful addition and often overlooked implement for one's pharmacy collection.

All Items : Vintage Arts : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1920 item #1429007 (stock #J1311)
Stonegate Antiques
SOLD
Offered are 2 scarce Patent Medicines: CACTINA PILLETS Heart Tonic and Dr. Ballentine's Homeopathic Blood Purifier and Scrofula cure. These mini medicines pack a mighty punch for collectors. Both are unused, new old stock, in good condition and complete with graphically-detailed, colorful boxes and inserts.

The CACTINA PILLETS bottle retains a 1925 date on its package insert. The bottle, embossed "SULTAN DRUG CO, SAINT LOUIS, measures 2 inches tall, and sports both a labeled cork as well as a front prescription label with detailed directions for use. The box and insert are in good condition with some age wear including a crimp at the top of the label. One interior box flap has separated.

Dr. Ballentine's Homeopathic Specific medicine is quite scarce! The bottle label notes this medicine as a CURE, indicating that the age is minimally early 1900s. The bottle measures just over 3.5 inches tall and sports perfect, detailed, cork and bottle labels. The large package insert features a list of Ballentine's homeopathic medicine cures. The box notes Dr. Ballentine's association with the renowned, homeopathic, HAHNEMANN MEDICAL COLLEGE, Philadelphia, PA. The box is complete and in good condition with some scuffs and minor loss.

All Items : Antiques : Instruments and Implements : Medical : Apothecary : Pre 1900 item #1205913 (stock #M1227)
Stonegate Antiques
SOLD
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 Homeopathic 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.