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This unique collection of 13 old "medicine cabinet" items makes a great display piece. One of the most interesting things about this grouping is that all the items still contain some of their original contents. Described as they are positioned from left to right in the first photo:

1) BiSoDol Antacid - Carminative - Antiflatulant - Alkalinizer: Manufactured by The BiSoDol Company, this item comes in its original cardboard box and in its original tin. The tin itself is almost completely full of the actual product. The cardboard box indicates "New Package Adopted Sept. 1933." According to the box, BiSoDol is "an unusually palatable and quick-acting antacid."

2) York Pharmacal Co. Hydrogen Peroxide: This hydrogen peroxide is in an old amber bottle with a metal lid. According to the label, this product is "unsurpassed in purity, strength and keeping quality."

3) Dr Scholl's "2" Drop Corn Remedy: Yes, it's disgusting! This small glass bottle with metal lid is embossed "Dr. Scholl's on the side. If the corrosion around the lid is any indication of what this did to your feet, we're guessing it removed more than corns and callouses.

4) Fletcher Castoria: This great old glass bottle with metal lid is embossed on both sides. One side says "CASTORIA" and the other side is scripted "Cha. H. Fletcher." According to the bottle, this was "a special laxative for infants and growing children."

5) York Pharmacal Co. Heavy Mineral Oil: This one-pint glass bottle with metal lid contains a petroleum-based concoction that apparently was thought to have some health benefit. It's still 80% full, so whoever this belonged to must not have believed the hype...or shouldn't have.

6) American Telephone & Telegraph Co. (AT&T) Carbolated Petroleum Tubes: Manufactured by Davis Emergency Equipment Co., Inc., we believe these were part of an AT&T first aid kit. These look like little bottles of petroleum jelly. Five of the six small metal bottles are still in the box. The box has a diagram showing how to treat a burn wound with the contents.

7) American Telephone & Telegraph Co. (AT&T) Iodine Swabs: Manufactured by First Aid Specialty Co., Inc., we believe these were part of an AT&T first aid kit. All ten iodine swabs are still in the box. Diagrams on the box show how to treat a wound with the contents.

8) American Telephone & Telegraph Co. (AT&T) 6 In. Bandage: Manufactured by Mine Safety Applicances Co., we believe this was part of an AT&T first aid kit. The bandage is still unused and in the box. Diagrams on the box show how to dress a wound with the contents.

9) Small Prescription Box: The small prescription box pictured at front center contains a small, unmarked metal tube. We have no idea what it is, but it is from Bogard's California Pharmacy. Bogard's was located at 33rd and California Streets in Omaha, NE. Based on the phone number listed, "RE 5544," we know this box dates to pre-1960.

10) McKesson & Robbins ibath: The blue bottle pictured contained an "aid for cleansing the eyes and eyelids." The user would pour a small amount of the product into the eyecup that doubled as a lid and wash the eye out.

11) McKesson's Flowers of Sulfur: Evidently flowers of sulfur is a powder that was used as a laxative. It could also be used as an ointment. This great green glass bottle with metal lid is still almost completely full.

12) Camphorated Oil: This small bottle of oil was "for external use only" and apparently was used to treat "minor sprains, bruises, muscular pains, and local congestions." The small bottle is glass and has a metal lid.

13) Lysol Brand Disinfectant: Can you still use Lysol to treat cuts, scratches and abrasions? Somehow it seems like that would be frowned upon. There are some other uses described on the label that we'll leave for a surprise. This amber bottle is embossed in four places with "Lysol" and has a plastic lid.

14) Bonus! We have a Rexall hot/cold pack (cloth) with a bakelite lid that we're going to throw into this package since it fits the theme! It's not pictured here, so it'll be a surprise!

Overall, this is a great little collection of medicinal items. We're willing to separate this group, so if you're interested in a select item(s), let us know and we're happy to work with you!


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Instant Collection - Antique Medicine Bottles and First Aid Items - Reserved for Lynsey


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