Smooth Base Medicines

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Item SM061, DITCHETT'S / REMEDY FOR / THE PILES N Y, olive green, rectangular with wide beveled corners, 9 "high, applied tapered top, nice crudeness with surface texture, bubbles and sunken panels, has a few wisps of inside haze, otherwise perfect. This is thought to be one of only two known examples and the only one without damage, from New York City circa 1855 to 1860, $5,600

Item SM092, HALL'S - HAIR RENEWER, deep peacock blue, original stopper, original front and neck labels, perfect condition, America circa 1900, still has some traces of the contents and the labels are dark but mostly readable in good lighting, $225

Note: The color actually has little more green to it than shows in the pictures.

Item SM094, BOWEN'S HAIR GROWER, the bottle is a figural oil derrick embossed "BOWENS GENUINE CRUDE OIL PRODUCTS", clear glass, 6 "high, hand tooled lip, has the original front and back labels and original contents, perfect condition, from Philadelphia PA circa 1900 to 1910, $165
Item SM095, DR. J. F. CHURCHILL'S / SPECIFIC REMEDY / FOR CONSUMPTION - HYPOPHOSPHITES / OF LIME AND SODA - J. WINCHESTER / NEW YORK, medium blue green, rectangular with indented panels, 7 3/8" high, tapered applied top, excellent crudeness with lots of bubbles and whittle, has a few minor scratches on the back panel otherwise sparkling perfect condition, a beautiful example and very rare with only a few known in this color, America 1860 to 1880, $675
Item SM097, VAUGHN'S - VEGETABLE / LITHONTRIPTIC - MIXTURE, emerald green with a bluish tone, Smooth Base, 6 " high, tapered applied top, bold embossing, has a few striations of opaque milky glass in the base area, numerous bubbles, nicely whittled, has a few minor spots of light high point wear and a small (1/8") flake off the raised rim on the underside of the base, a beautiful little bottle and the only one we have seen in a color other than aqua, from Buffalo, New York circa 1860, $2800
Item SM099, USA / HOSP. DEPT, yellowish amber, 9 " high, Smooth Base, nice crude "drippy" applied top, bold embossing, thousands of bubbles in the glass, pristine perfect condition, a very nice example, circa 1860 to 1870, $1,000

 

The items below have been sold, but are left on to be used for reference.

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Item SM018, GREISAMER'S / NEW TUBERCULAR MEDICINE / W. W. GREISAMER / QUAKERTOWN, PA. U. S. A., all in slug plate on front, FLUID on front shoulder, 2 to 32 oz graduations on left beveled corner, 60 to 960 cc graduations on right beveled corner. Rectangular with rounded back and front beveled corners, 10 7/8" high, large hand tooled flared lip, light yellow amber, bold embossing. Sparkling perfect condition. Very rare and the only medicine we have seen for tuberculosis. Sold
Item SM023, DR TEBBETTS' - PHYSIOLOGICAL / HAIR - REGENERATOR, medium amethyst, rectangular with indented panels, 7 1/8" high, the applied top is a short blob over a short taper, numerous bubbles in the glass, sparkling perfect condition, finest possible example in this color. This is a beautiful medium shade of amethyst not the normal darker color Sold
Item SM028, ELEPIZONE / A / CERTAIN CURE FOR / FITS & / EPILEPSY / H. G. ROOT M. C. / 183 PEARS ST / NEW YORK, aqua, rectangular, 8 5.8" high, hand tooled flanged lip, some bubbles in the glass, sparkling perfect condition, finest example of this interesting bottle Sold
Item SM030, U.S.A. / HOSP. DEPT (on front) - S D S (on base), cylindrical, 9 " high, golden yellow with an amber tone, the applied top is a short blob above a short taper, bold embossing. Lots of bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, a fine example in a scarce color Sold

Item SM037, HALL'S - HAIR RENEWER, deep peacock greenish blue, has the original deep peacock stopper, rectangular, 7 " high including the stopper, bold embossing, hand tooled lip, perfect condition, spectacular color Sold

Item SM040, L.Q.C. WISHART'S - PINE TREE / TAR CORDIAL / PHILA - TRADE / (LARGE TREE) / MARK, medium to deep blue green, 10" high, hand tooled lip, very bold embossing, 100's of tiny to small bubbles in the glass, pristine perfect condition, finest example in this beautiful color Sold
Item SM042, L. Q. C. WISHART'S - PINE TREE / TAR CORDIAL / PHILA - PATENT (large embossed pine tree) - 1859, emerald green, 7 7/8" high, long tapered applied top, numerous bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, fine example Sold
Item SM043, DR GUYSOTT'S - COMPOUND EXTRACT - OF YELLOW DOCK -- & SARSAPARILLA, aqua, square with beveled corners, 9 " high, extra crude double applied top, bold embossing, highly whittled, lots of bubbles in the glass. Has a tiny (1/8") flake at the corner of the base and a small (1/4") spot of slight roughness on the lip, a nice extra crude example, America circa 1865 Sold
Item SM044, DRS D. FAHRNEY & SON - PREPARATION FOR / CLEANSING THE BLOOD - BOONSBORO, M. D., topaz with a puce tone, square with indented panels, 9 5/8" high, unusual applied top. Bold embossing, very whittled, numerous bubbles in the glass, sparkling perfect condition, finest possible example of this extremely rare bottle, circa 1865 to 1875 Sold
Item SM047, CHURCH'S - CIRCASSIAN / HAIR - RESTORER, brilliant orange amber, rectangular with indented panels, 7 5/8" high, nice crude double applied top, good strong embossing. Some bubbles in the glass, slight orange peel surface texture, almost perfect with a few speckles of inside haze from the contents. A great example of this extremely rare bottle, America circa 1860 to 1870 Sold
Item SM048, GERM BACTERIA OR / FUNGUS DESTROYER / WM RADAMS / MICROBE KILLER (embossed man hitting skeleton) REGISTERED TRADEMARK DEC 11 1887 / CURES / ALL DISEASES, light orange amber, 6 5/8" high, bold embossing, has been lightly cleaned and shows a few traces of very minor wear. This is the extremely rare small version of this bottle Sold
Item SM051, LOG CABIN - SARSAPARILLA - ROCHESTER, N. Y., deep yellowish brown color, 9" high, applied blob lip, bold embossing, has a few tiny minor wear spots and a few spots of exterior dullness, a nice example of this interesting bottle, circa 1880 Sold
Item SM052, OLD DR. / J. TOWNSEND - SARSAPARILLA - NEW YORK, intense electric yellowish green, hand tooled lip, 10" high, bold embossing, perfect condition, one of the most brilliant colors you could find in any bottle, America circa 1895 Sold
Item SM053, PEARSON & CO / CIRCASSIAN / HAIR REJUVINATOR - BROOKLYN. N.Y., shaded yellow topaz to light amber, rectangular with indented panels, 6 7/8" high, applied flange lip, bold embossing, good crudeness with surface texture and some bubbles, perfect condition, finest example of this very rare bottle, America circa 1865 to 1885 Sold
Item SM057, J. J. MACK & CO - INDIAN SARSAPARILLA - SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. - Embossed Indian, light green, rectangular with indented panels, 9 1/8" high, numerous bubbles in the glass, hand tooled lip, bold embossing. Has a few minor scratches otherwise perfect, a fine example of this rare bottle, America circa 1890 Sold
Item SM060, DODGE BROTHERS - MELANINE - HAIR TONIC, deep strawberry puce, rectangular with indented panels, 7 " high, applied lip, lots of bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, a fine example of this beautiful bottle, America circa 1860 to 1870 Sold
Item SM088, DR. J. W. POLAND, shaded medium to deep yellow amber with an olive tone, oval, 7 7/8" high, large crude applied flanged lip, 1000's of bubbles in the glass, sparkling perfect condition, a super example of this very rare bottle, New Hampshire circa 1855 to 1875 Sold
Item SM089, SWIFTS / SYPHILITIC SPECIFIC, cobalt blue, oval with strap sides, 8 7/8" high, applied lip, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass, has a few minor scratches otherwise sparkling perfect condition, a fine example, not dug and cleaned like most of the ones you see, America circa 1880 Sold
Item SM091, C. A. P. MASON - ALPINE / HAIR BALM - PROVIDENCE, R. I., yellowish olive green, 6 7/8" high, applied top, bold embossing, numerous bubbles in the glass, perfect condition, has 95% of the original label, a great example of this rare bottle, Sold
Item SM093, TURNER'S / SARSAPARILLA / BUFFALO N.Y., deep greenish aqua, oval, 12 " high, nice crude applied top with a swag of glass dripping down the neck on one side, excellent crudeness with whittle and bubbles, condition is very good, sparkling with some very minor wear, an excellent example of this rare and giant size bottle, circa 1860 Sold