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    Rare Genuine, Swaims Panacea Philadelphia Very early tombstone shaped.

    I posted this last year on Guntherhesses site which is a great site on medicines and cures to visit.

    http://www.antiquemedicines.com/MedicineNexus/Nexus.htm

    I have new evidence from (11-16-2010) that puts Swaims Panacea right there with Lees from Baltimore
    and New York City and Dr. Dyotts Family Medicines from Philadelphia in the 1810 to 1820 time frame.
    This was exciting for me to stumble across as it puts Swaims 10 years earlier in Philadelphia then
    previously thought.I have in my possession a newspaper ad from June 21st in the year 1811 from Philadelphia
    The Democratic Press.In this newspaper on page 4 is the ad placed by William Swaim with his product
    being available for purchase at Marshals Drug and Chemical Store 56 Chestnut Street Philadelphia. Here is the ad
    from the newspaper.

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    RE: Rare Genuine, Swaims Panacea Philadelphia Very early tombstone shaped.

    Here is the front page in close.

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    RE: Rare Genuine, Swaims Panacea Philadelphia Very early tombstone shaped.

    The ad on page 4.

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    RE: Rare Genuine, Swaims Panacea Philadelphia Very early tombstone shaped.

    I picked up this bottle this past year and I am very pleased at how it cleaned up considering
    the condition it was found in.This variant of the bottle is the oldest between 1824 and 1825.
    The color is very pale green,it has lots of whittle and has a very crude uneven folded lip.
    The bottle has a deep rough pontil and looks to be made similar to the Booz bottle
    with the diagonal vertical mold seem running catty corner on two sides.
    If I were to guess the time and place of this bottles manufacture only four glass houses were
    operating located conventiently to Philadelphia in the early 1800s.
    They were Glassboro,Clementon or Port Elizabeth all in Southern New Jersey
    and the old glass works in Kensington just north of Philadelphia.
    The color of the bottle is dead on with other glass attributed to these glass houses.

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    RE: Rare Genuine, Swaims Panacea Philadelphia Very early tombstone shaped.

    Another picture.The Genuine Side of the bottle.

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    RE: Rare Genuine, Swaims Panacea Philadelphia Very early tombstone shaped.

    Swaims Panacea

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    RE: Rare Genuine, Swaims Panacea Philadelphia Very early tombstone shaped.

    The Philadelphia side.

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    RE: Rare Genuine, Swaims Panacea Philadelphia Very early tombstone shaped.

    The base of the bottle which sort of reminds me of the Booz bottle in form.

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    RE: Rare Genuine, Swaims Panacea Philadelphia Very early tombstone shaped.

    Steve,

    Here is a rare Swaim's bottle with the early N. York embossing...

    Mike

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    RE: Rare Genuine, Swaims Panacea Philadelphia Very early tombstone shaped.

    Cool info Steve...I was more familier with the cylinderical bottles which must have came after this one...I've always coveted a green one. I was also amazed at how many copycats there were to the later cylinder shape with the indented panels. Neat ad, and nice early Swaim's.

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