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Vintage Medicinal Bottles

Discussion in 'Interesting Images' started by DeathHand, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. DeathHand

    DeathHand Let It All Bleed Out

    Along with all the other useless shit that I collect, I've started collecting vintage bottles.

    I have about a dozen or more that I dug up from my great-grandfather's land - various medicine bottles, whiskey bottles, pop bottles, etc., all vintage.

    Unfortunately, none of them had their labels intact: they've been buried in the ground for 70 - 80 yrs.

    So when I went on the net to try and identify some of the bottles I had dug up I saw others showing photos of the same/similar bottles that still had the labels on them.

    Some of the labels had me laughing and some had me sitting agast. Well, you'll see what I mean in this thread which will have photos of a few dozen of these old bottles (not mine).

    Set 1.

    1.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-1.jpg

    2. Frig, where was this shit when I got married???
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-2.jpg

    3.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-3.jpg


    4. An angry wife's solution to a useless, abusive, or rich, husband... vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-4.jpg

    5. Fart tablets are one thing, but these have Ext. Nux vomica in them...wtf?
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-5.jpg

    5.
     
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  2. DeathHand

    DeathHand Let It All Bleed Out

    Most of the craziness (well, as it would be seen these days) is obvious while with others it's all in the ingredients.

    Set 2.

    1. Well the guy's name is "Dr. Batty"...
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-6.jpg

    2. Always good to have a bottle of these nice pills in the cupboard...
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-7.jpg

    3.
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    4.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-9.jpg

    5. Frigid? As in stiff rigor mortis...an awesome name for this embalming fluid.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-10.jpg
     
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  3. DeathHand

    DeathHand Let It All Bleed Out

    One thing that amazed me was the amount (%) of alcohol in many of these old products. Our grand and great-grandparents must have either stoned or drunk most of the time.

    Set 3.

    1.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-11.jpg

    2. Ahhhh...the cannabis...
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-12.jpg

    3. 50% alcohol and a shitload of chloroform - I bet it was a pain killer...
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-13.jpg

    4. 45% alcohol and a bunch of other shit - just to cure farts.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-14.jpg

    5. They should still be selling this.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-15.jpg
     
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  4. DeathHand

    DeathHand Let It All Bleed Out

    Set 4.

    1. Fuck, who needs AA?
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-16.jpg

    2. Ummm, lol.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-17.jpg

    3. Just incase the cocaine isn't working you could buy this...
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-18.jpg

    4. I'll bet the corpses glowed
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-19.jpg


    5. Wtf? 65 % alcohol? Damn just drunk up your kid to make 'em sleep.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-20.jpg
     
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  5. _Xtina_

    _Xtina_ Poster girl

    Can I have a chug of that Blair's syrup?
    I'm about to have a worm fit.

    I have a good size collections of antique med bottles, tins, and patent medicine packaging boxes.

    Good post.
     
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  6. DeathHand

    DeathHand Let It All Bleed Out

    Set 5.

    1. Yup, Bayer sold it all...
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-21.jpg

    2.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-22.jpg

    3.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-23.jpg

    4. Oil of Gladness?
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-24.jpg

    5. Pure whiskey...uh, for medicinal purposes...yup
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-25.jpg
     
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  7. zinfandel

    zinfandel The hair-flip of death

    I wonder why capsicum was such a major ingredient in fart medications? Because if you fart after taking this stuff you'll never dare do it again??

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  8. DeathHand

    DeathHand Let It All Bleed Out

    Set 6.

    1. How does this work? Everytime I spark a bowl or a rollie I cough...
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-26.jpg

    2. Lol.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-27.jpg

    3. DO they still sell this???
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-28.jpg

    4. Nice...
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-29.jpg

    5. Double Chloride...wow.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-30.jpg
     
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  9. DeathHand

    DeathHand Let It All Bleed Out

    Set 7.

    1.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-31.jpg

    2.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-32.jpg

    3. Looks good...but what's with the Turpentine?
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-33.jpg

    4. Great for cranky wives
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-34.jpg

    5.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-35.jpg
     
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  10. zinfandel

    zinfandel The hair-flip of death

    cornly
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  11. _Xtina_

    _Xtina_ Poster girl

    I have this one- bottle and box. The box is new old stock- still flat, never used.
     

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  12. DeathHand

    DeathHand Let It All Bleed Out

    Set 8.

    1. I'll pass and take Jack Daniel's...thanks
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-36.jpg

    2.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-37.jpg

    3. Just this photo would be enough to kill dem little feckers
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-38.jpg

    4. Esco Radium...Liquid Sunshine...never thought of it that way...
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-39.jpg

    5. And just incase...
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-40.jpg

    6. Ya One Night - cause you'll be dead in the morning
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-41.jpg
     
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  13. DeathHand

    DeathHand Let It All Bleed Out

    That's be cool in a collection.

    :tu:
     
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  14. _Xtina_

    _Xtina_ Poster girl

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  15. DeathHand

    DeathHand Let It All Bleed Out

    And now the heavy stuff...just a small sampling of what many of our ancestors might have been ingesting...daily...

    Set 9.

    1. Too bad it didn't work...
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-42.jpg

    2.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-43.jpg

    3.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-44.jpg

    4.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-45.jpg

    5.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-46.jpg
     
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  16. DeathHand

    DeathHand Let It All Bleed Out

    And finally...

    Set 10.

    1. And old folks think that the younger generations have a drug problem...
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-47.jpg

    2. I like it...
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-48.jpg

    3.
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-49.jpg

    4. Eenie-meenie-minnie-moe - Indian or American?
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-50.jpg

    5. Probably tasted better than Buckleys
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-51.jpg

    6. Yet another just incase...keep 1 bottle in the cupbaord at all times
    vintage-medicinal-bottles-and-labels-ads-52.jpg
     
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  17. snatch

    snatch Eat shit and bark at the moon

    "Too bad it didn't work..."

    oh...it works....
     
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  18. McM

    McM Krautnigger

    Good old medicine...works 'til today. :Hurr:
     
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  19. hecknatude

    hecknatude What the heck!

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    So basically everyone that had a cold back in the day was high as fuck.
     
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  20. Mental Puppy

    Mental Puppy Mors Est Salus Moderator

    That's why the older generation was so relaxed and lived longer, violence wasn't as high damn take me back to the good ol days.
     
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