Brandreths Pills tin container sealed with original contents, circa 1880-1910. He immigrated to the United States in 1835, hoping to find a bigger market than he had in England for his “Vegetable Universal Pill” invented by his grandfather, William Brandreth. The formula was a powerful cathartic and played off the popular notion that impurity of the blood was the source of many ills. Brandreth's pill company was known as The Brandreth Pill Works when he established operations in Ossining New York. For fifty years Brandreth’s name was a household word in the United States. The Brandreth pills were so well known they received mention in Herman Melville's classic Moby-Dick. They were also a marketed to soldiers during WW1. Lithograph tin container with contents is 2" long, 1" by 7/8". Retains excellent gold and crisp finish to the pill tin. If you like small pill tins, see item 1756r. 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.