This 4-piece set includes some very rare and humorous cures from the mid to late 1800's. Four disctintly shaped and embossed bottles juxtipose perfectly against each other with wonderous designs and shapes.

#1 CLASSIC CURES 4-PC SET

SKU: PCBW-09
$114.00Price
  • KEELEY CURE FOR DRUNKENNESS:

    From 1892 to 1900, Dr. Leslie E. Keeley marketed his "secret" cure for alcoholism. It was discovered that this potion contained plant-derived hallucinigenics which rendered the user immobile and terrified. Many patients allegedly died or went completely insane. 

    • 100% Organic Beeswax

    • Height: 5 3/4"

    • Weight: 10 Ounces

    • 100% Cotton Wick

     

    ROSE'S LIME JUICE:

    Patented in 1867, as the world's first concentrated bottled fruit juice drink and introduced to the United States in 1901. It's original use came in the late 1700's whe it became normal practice throughout all long voyages within the Royal Navy, for sailors to receive a daily ration of lemon or lime juice to prevent scuvy.  This quickly gave rise to the nickname "limeys" amongst non-British sailors.

    • 100% Organic Beeswax

    • Height: 8"

    • Weight: 9 Ounces

    • 100% Cotton Wick

     

    DONNAUD'S REMEDY FOR BALDNESS:

    This mid-1800's, New Orleans-based made every man with a receding hairline believe that new hair growth was possible by adding extract of peppermint to their lotion, which only gave the users scalp a slight tingling feeling.

    • 100% Organic Beeswax

    • Height: 5 3/4"

    • Weight: 6 Ounces

    • 100% Cotton Wick

     

    CLARK STANLEY'S SNAKE OIL LINIMENT:

    In 1879, Stanley claimed that he studied for more than two years with a Hopi medicine man in Arizona. This supposedly included learning the secrets of snake oil. With the help of a Boston druggist he began marketing his product at Western medicine shows. In 1893 he and his rattlesnakes became a hit attraction and his act included the killing of rattlesnakes and squeezing their bodies, and what came out he labeled snake oil. In 1916, subsequent to the passage of the Pure Food and Drug Act in 1906, Stanley's concoction was examined and found to be of no value (it was mostly mineral oil). He was fined $20.00. The term snake oil was well established as a worthless concoction sold as medicine.

     

    • 100% Organic Beeswax

    • Height: 6 1/2"

    • Weight: 3 Ounces

    • 100% Cotton Wick