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Vintage Adlerika Natural Bowel Cleanser Embossed Medicine Dose Measuring Shot Glass

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Vintage medicinal dosing glass embossed Adlerika Natural Bowel Cleanser from 1920s to 1944. Here is what I found out about this little guy "
THE NAME ADLERIKA WAS INVENTED AS A ADAGE FOR ' DR. ADLER'S CURE FOR APPENDICITIS ', BUT WAS BEING MARKETED AS A
MEDICINE FOR GAS IN THE STOMACH OR BOWEL, AND AS A CURE FOR CONSTIPATION AND HEARTBURN. THE INVENTORS WERE
ACTUALLY CHARLES AND EARNEST WESCHKE ( WESCHCKE ) AND THEY WERE THE SONS OF DR. CARL WESCHKE ( WESCHCKE ).
IT IS NOTED THAT THE DOCTORS DROPPED THE NAME ' DR. ADLER'S CURE FOR APPENDICITIS ', AND BEGAN CALLING THERE
CONCOCTION ' ADLERIKA ' AFTER THE NEWLY FORMED ' FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION ' INFORMED THEM THAT THEY COULD NO
LONGER USE THE WORD ' CURE ' IN THE MEDICINE'S NAME AS THERE WAS NO PROOF THAT THIS ' MEDICINE ' ' CURED ' ANYTHING. IT
WAS FURTHER NOTED THAT THERE WAS NEVER ACTUALLY A ' DR. ADLER '.

THEY CONTINUED TO SELL THEIR POTION, ADVERTISING IT AS A TREATMENT FOR CONSTIPATION AND HEARTBURN, BUT, IN 1944, THE
ADLERIKA COMPANY MET ITS DEMISE AND EVENTUALLY BECAME ' CHESTER-KENT, INC '.

ADLERIKA WAS A MINNESOTA COMPANY. IT WAS FOUNDED IN ' NEW ELM ', AND THEN MOVED TO ST. PAUL ( AT THE CORNER OF
FILLMORE AND WABASHA )." There is much more info available online.

This medicine dose glass is about 2 1/4" tall and has the ounce and tablespoon measure on the back. Made in U. S. A is embossed on the bottom. It is in very good vintage condition.

It is small enough to ship first class to save on shipping cost. If you prefer priority mail, just let me know and I will change the shipping amount.

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Vintage Adlerika Natural Bowel Cleanser Embossed Medicine Dose Measuring Shot Glass

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  • Vintage item from the 1920s
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