Swan-Myers Company, Pharmaceutical and Biological Laboratories, was established in 1909 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Apparently, they were on the cutting edge in their research and production of medicines, because the larger Abbotts Laboratories of Chicago absorbed them into their company in 1931. So this ointment cabinet is a somewhat rare item, since Swan-Myers was only in business for 22 years. This 9 ½” tall, 7 3/8” wide, and 3 7/8” deep wooden cabinet that looks more like a doll cabinet than one holding medicine, has three drawers at the bottom. Each drawer contains a cardboard listing of the eye ointments available for dispensing. After lots of research, I still don’t know what the cute scalloped-edge shelves on the top are for – perhaps to display a few tubes of the various ointments. The cabinet is made of a light weight, dark-stained wood. There are little pad feet on the bottom. It is in excellent condition when you consider its age and that it was used for commercial purposes.

This would be an interesting addition to your scientific or medical collection, or just to display an unusual little cabinet. Please contact us if you have any questions. Please look at the photos closely, they are part of the description of the item. We will always consider any reasonable offer for our pieces.

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Antique Wooden Ophthalmic Ointment Countertop Cabinet


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