Medicine bottle physicians specimen, Carmacin, by Burroughs Wellcome & Co., Inc. NY. Empty, it would have contained their trademark Tabloid special formula. Paper label has pencil notations “25 tabs cost EE”. Bottle is 4 1/2” tall, oval with rounded slope shoulders, single ring neck, metal twist off cap, tooled finish, double seam cup mold bottom. In 1880, Henry Wellcome and Silas Burroughs set up their eponymous pharmaceutical company, which would become a global driver of innovation and research. To eliminate the competition, in 1884, Wellcome registered as a trademark one of the most famous and powerful brand names in business history, 'Tabloid' - a word he coined by blending the words 'tablet' and 'alkaloid' - to denote his firm’s pills. Label lists associated houses London, Montreal, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Milan, Shanghai and Bombay. See photos. To purchase with MC or VISA please call Drury House Antiques 802-824-4395 EST or use PAYPAL.
At Drury House Antiques we are offering the last of a massive 12k piece antique pharmacy collection. Some of the best saved for last. It will take us a while but we will be actively adding items. So in addition to the 150+ pharmacy and drugstore items available for sale right now we will be adding more. All are ON SALE, tins, glass bottles, apothecary jars, unopened bottles in original boxes. All bottles are clean. NO damage, NO cracks, NO chips. The VALUE in advertising Pharmacy items is CONDITION, CONDITION, CONDITION. We only sell pristine, original, excellent quality advertising items priced well below the book and wholesale price.
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