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Antique Bottles

What's In Your Bottle?

So you have been finding and collecting old bottles for some time now. Have you been wondering what were once in those bottles?

Most of the bottles you find are medicines that are colourful and odd shaped. Have thousands of bubbles with embossing on the front and sides. Those embossing give a clue to what was inside. How about Merchant's Gargling Oil, Seven Sutherland Sister's Hair Grower, Warner's Safe Kidney Cure....... With all the different medicines made, makes you wonder how sick people really were back then.

After you read what these bottles contained, you will see how easily it was to get addicted to the many of these medicines. Narcotics and alcohol are a few main ingredients of those that made you feel good but, not and necessarily better. A great excuse to abuse drugs and alcohol, “......just taking my daily does of medicines......”

So here, I will reveal the secret formulas, ingredients, how to make famous patent medicines and what they were used for. Colourful pictures of bottles as well as advertising handouts and product sheets. It is a 20 page .pdf file that can be downloaded, see below.


PHARMACY BOTTLES OF BUFFALO, NY

Here's a book I published a number of years ago, in a limited quantity. A great reference tool for bottle collectors especially if you collect medicines and pharmacy bottles in particular.

It is loaded with information on all the pharmacists in Buffalo who produced medicines in embossed and or labeled bottles from the 1800's to 1915. Giving street locations, years at that location, bottle descriptions with sizes as well as illustrations of each bottle. As well as a few new additions such as pictures of box cartons and advertising.

You can now instantly download a .pdf copy of my original book for less than what it sold for when published in book form. Ahhh, the wonders of the web.

BUFFALO PHARMACY BOTTLES By Sven Stau


THE ILLUSTRATED STONE GINGER BEER

My first fully illustrated  picture book that helped launch the Stoneware and Glass Ginger Beer Bottle collecting craze in the 1980-1990's:

I was amzed to find out that it is now a collector's item. Originally a limited printing of 500 copies. Spotted them selling for $60-90.00. A great investment or those who bought my book at the orig. price of $12.50 in 1984.