QUACK Medicine ~ Poor Man's Friend Pot ~ 1880QUACK Medicine ~ Poor Man's Friend Pot ~ 1880QUACK Medicine ~ Poor Man's Friend Pot ~ 1880QUACK Medicine ~ Poor Man's Friend Pot ~ 1880

Rare Size and Excellent

Genuine Victorian Transfer Printed

CURE ALL Pot Crock

Poor Man's Friend

For the cure of just about Everything

Prepared only by Beach & Barnicott

England c. 1880

This is a fabulous little transferware ointment pot or crock, circa 1880, was salvaged from a Victorian dump tip in England. It once contained a secret preparation developed by Doctor Roberts of Bridgeport. Advertised as the cure for whatever else ails you! Inexpensive for the " Poor Man ", the snake oil ingredients consisted of lard and beeswax mixed with awful mercury and lead with a dusting of fresh herbs.

Rare Size. The tiny crock stands a mere 1 7/8 " tall and 1 3/4 " wide. It is nicely potted with a precision cut rim and a crisp, finely applied transfer. It is in overall remarkable condition especially considering it was buried for about 125 years. Best we have encountered.

This diminutive medical piece is wildly amusing, a throwback to a much simpler and goofier time in the world of medicine. The piece will make a great addition to any collection of transfer printed advertising wares or quack medicines .


QUACK Medicine ~ Poor Man's Friend Pot ~ 1880

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