One of our absolute favorite groupings of classic quack medicine bottles dating from the mid-to-late 1800's. This set includes 6 highly detailed and embossed cure and remedy bottles that are sure to be the center of attention and curiousity in any home or office.

ULTIMATE QUACK MEDICINE COLLECTION

SKU: PCBW-21
$188.00Price
  • DR. KILMER'S SEAWEED HEART REMEDY:

    Circa 1870's, Dr. Andral Kilmer mixed a batch of birch oil, juniper berries, rhubard root and 10% alcohol and sold it in this famous and much sought-after heart embossed bottle. When asked what his cure was good for, he replied, "about a million dollars a year!"

    • 100% Organic Beeswax
    • Height: 8"
    • Weight: 14 Ounces
    • 100% Cotton Wick

     

    FROG POND CHILL & FEVER CURE:

    First advertised in 1887 by an Augusta, Georgia druggist, these extremely rare bottles that once contained a mixture of stagnent water and alcohol have been known to fetch over $2500 at today's auctions.

    • 100% Organic Beeswax
    • Height: 7"
    • Weight: 12 Ounces
    • 100% Cotton Wick

     

    RUPTURINE HERNIA CURE:

    Bottled during the late 1800's by the Louisville Truss & Rupture Co., this mysterious tincture claimed to cure hernias ala "absorbtion will act as a local tissue builder and close the hernial opening."

    • 100% Organic Beeswax
    • Height: 6 1/2"
    • Weight: 4 1/2 Ounces
    • 100% Cotton Wick

     

    DR. B.W. HAIR CURE FOR ASTHMA:

    Introduced in 1879 by Benjamin W. Hair. Before becoming a doctor, he spent time in the U.S. Army, during which he developed Spasmodic Asthma. It was during this time that he compounded his secret formula.

    • 100% Organic Beeswax
    • Height: 6 1/2"
    • Weight: 9 Ounces
    • 100% Cotton Wick

     

    REVEREND N. H. DOWNS BALSAMIC ELIXIR:

    This interesting 8-paneled bottle was touted as a "cure for colds, whooping-cough and all lung diseases." It was discovered to have very little vegetable content and a rather high content of opium and alcohol.

    • 100% Organic Beeswax
    • Height: 7 1/2"
    • Weight: 12 Ounces
    • 100% Cotton Wick

     

    FROST FAMILY MEDICINE CO.:

    Containing an insane 79% alcohol, this pain-killing remedy's slogan was, "Used outward and inward, it never does harm, as sure as you're faithful, it works like a charm!"

    • 100% Organic Beeswax
    • Height: 9"
    • Weight: 15 Ounces
    • 100% Cotton Wick