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Antique J.E. GOMBAULT'S Caustic Balsam MEDICINE BOTTLE from 1939 with Original Box and Instructions for Animal or Human!

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J.E. GOMBAULT'S CAUSTIC BALSAM MEDICINE BOTTLE from 1939 with Original Box and Instructions

This is one of my favorite types of early American Medicines, because it advertised that it was to be used to cure Animals AND Humans! Remember, people didn't have much money and if they could purchase a medicine that cured a lot of things and was good for every member of the farm….well, that's what they bought!

This aqua glass bottle from 1939 (as stated on the box), is rather hazy. You might be able to soak it clean with some caustic solution, but then, perhaps the "Caustic Balsam" that it originally held is why it IS hazy. I also want to point out that there is a golden color on the face and I think this was applied by a collector who wanted to make the lettering stand out. I have never seen this done in the early 1900's … no matter, it makes the bottle very pretty and you could easily remove it. I also want to point out that there is a tiny little chip (so tiny that collectors call it a "fly bite") on the lip. Whatever caused this also left a 1/4 scratch on the outside of the lip. It is not a crack as you can not feel it on the inside of the lip. (Look at the last picture … I want to point out that it is almost impossible to see in real life.)

I only photographed one side of the bottle but both sides are fully embossed with the same wording. The back is the only side with no embossing. I'm sorry that the box and directions are not in better condition. I'd suggest spreading them out behind glass or plastic to display them with the bottle.

The bottle's height is 6 1/2 inches while the base is 2 3/8 X 1 3/8 inches.

Price is $18.00 and very careful wrapping and shipping is $7.00.

I gladly refund any shipping charges that exceed the postage and money spent on boxes and packing materials. Of course, I will combine orders to create larger refunds. Your purchases will be shipped within 3 working days.
J.E. GOMBAULT'S CAUSTIC BALSAM MEDICINE BOTTLE from 1939 with Original Box and Instructions

This is one of my favorite types of early American Medicines, because it advertised that it was to be used to cure Animals AND Humans! Remember, people didn't have much money and if they could purchase a medicine that cured a lot of things and was good for every member of the farm….well, that's what they bought!

This aqua glass bottle from 1939 (as stated on the box), is rather hazy. You might be able to soak it clean with some caustic solution, but then, perhaps the "Caustic Balsam" that it originally held is why it IS hazy. I also want to point out that there is a golden color on the face and I think this was applied by a collector who wanted to make the lettering stand out. I have never seen this done in the early 1900's … no matter, it makes the bottle very pretty and you could easily remove it. I also want to point out that there is a tiny little chip (so tiny that collectors call it a "fly bite") on the lip. Whatever caused this also left a 1/4 scratch on the outside of the lip. It is not a crack as you can not feel it on the inside of the lip. (Look at the last picture … I want to point out that it is almost impossible to see in real life.)

I only photographed one side of the bottle but both sides are fully embossed with the same wording. The back is the only side with no embossing. I'm sorry that the box and directions are not in better condition. I'd suggest spreading them out behind glass or plastic to display them with the bottle.

The bottle's height is 6 1/2 inches while the base is 2 3/8 X 1 3/8 inches.

Price is $18.00 and very careful wrapping and shipping is $7.00.

I gladly refund any shipping charges that exceed the postage and money spent on boxes and packing materials. Of course, I will combine orders to create larger refunds. Your purchases will be shipped within 3 working days.

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Antique J.E. GOMBAULT'S Caustic Balsam MEDICINE BOTTLE from 1939 with Original Box and Instructions for Animal or Human!

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  • Vintage item from the 1930s
  • Materials: Antique Medicine Bottles, Early American Cures, Veterinary Potions
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