Old glass bottles
May - Perry Davis Vegetable Pain Killer dates from 1867-1945. It was introduced by a shoemaker in Massachusetts in 1843, and trademarked in 1854. First packaged in a round aqua glass bottle embossed Davis Vegetable Pain Killer, the bottle style changed in 1867 to an octagonal panel bottle with Davis Vegetable Pain Killer embossed on three of the panels to protect the product from imitations. In 1945 the product was known as Perry Davis Liniment (Griffenhagen and Bogard 1999:80). #archaeology
Sanford's Jamaica Ginger - aqua, rectangular, tooled square lip, 6 1/2in (165mm) tall. Embossing: SANFORD'S JAMAICA GINGER / THE QUINTESSANCE OF JAMAICA / GINGER, CHOICE AROMATICS & / FRENCH BRANDY, REGISTERED 1876 (back), POTTER DRUG & CHEM. CORP. (side), BOSTON, MASS. U.S.A. (other side) - 1885-1890.
Mathis' Family Liniment - 25cent size (on left) and sample size (on right). LEFT: aqua, tooled double ring lip, oval, 4 1/4in (108mm) tall. Embossing: MATHIS' / QUARTER DOLLAR / FAMILY / LINIMENT / C.B. MATHIS / TOMS RIVER / N.J. (across back). RIGHT: aqua, tooled double ring lip, oval, 2 7/8in (73mm) tall. Embossing: SAMPLE / MATHIS' / FAMILY / LINIMENT (across front), C.B. MATHIS / TOMS RIVER / N.J. (across back) No vent hole bumps on either... c1880.
Turlington Balsam of Life (front) - aqua, rectangular, tooled round lip, 2 13/16in (71mm) tall. Embossing: BY THE / KINGS / ROYAL / PANTENT / GRANTED (front), JANY (side), LONDON (other side), ROB T / TURLI / NGT ON / FOR HIS / INVENTED / BALSAM / OF LIFE (back) - 1890s