View Full Version : Dingees Pulmonic Remedy

06-07-2012, 10:36 AM
Matt I found out some additional information about the maker and this bottle in general.It is a rare bottle. Where did you obtain your picture for your nexus listing of the bottle on your site. It looks like my very bottle taken before the sale on eBay, the person I recall had many rare medicines for sale.Just curious.

Charles Howard Dingee was one of three graduates of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy of the class of 1826 the first upon whom the diploma of the College was conferred. His associate graduates were Charles McCormick and William Sharp. Mr Dingee was born in the city of Philadelphia May 22 nd 1805. His early education was at a Friends school on Pine street near Second street. He afterwards
wards went to the school of Dr Wiley at Eleventh and Market streets then known as the Latin school. At this school he received honors for proficiency in his studies. After leaving this school he entered the store of the prominent Daniel B Smith as an apprentice to the drug and apothecary business in 1824.

He entered into business with his brother John Henry Dingee also a graduate of this College on Second street near South street in 1829. On account of the impaired health of Mr John H Dingee the partnership was dissolved in 1831 and Charles went into the employ of Nicholas Lennig. He remained with Lennig for two years until he again formed a partnership with his brother and opened a store in February of 1834 at No 145 South Front street under the firm name of Dingee & Brother. It was here that he and his brother developed Dingees Pulmonic Remedy. The product did not sell well and was only available for two years.

The bottle was more then likely blown at Dyottville as Charles had contacted T W Dyott to be an agent for his product also. The tube pontil mark seen on this bottle is very typical of the type blown at Dyotts Kensington Glass works where the practice of using the blow pipe for the purpose of empontiling was used extensively. The mold type square ( using the sunken embossing plates ) was also interchangeable making it quite easy for Dyott to change the names and products in the molds to suit the individual proprietors. The flared downward lip is another trademark of the Kensington Glass finishers. I have seen this exact mold before with other products and different embossing. John Dingee's health again began to fail and Charles now had to run the business alone . After 7 years the partnership was again dissolved and the business conducted by CH Dingee was retained using the old name of Dingee & Brother.

The failure of his sight obliged him to withdraw from active business pursuits he however retained a room in the building where his business had been conducted and here he spent much of his time helping young upstart druggists. The father of Mr Dingee died when Charles was about two years old and he was raised by his mother and his uncle John Henry Fenner. From these two guardians he received the careful religious training which made him in life a man of integrity respected by all his business associates and friends He married early in life but never had any children . Mr Dingee died from paralysis at the house of his nephew 1006 Clinton street on the 30th of December 1879 in the 75th year of his age. His funeral was attended by the officers of the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy whom he had always had close contact with.


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06-07-2012, 10:36 AM
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06-07-2012, 10:38 AM
4.The blow pipe pontil mark used quite often at Dyotts Kensington Glass factory.


06-07-2012, 10:39 AM
5. Sorry about the Godzilla picture I dont know why this happened?[:D]


06-07-2012, 10:46 AM
Here is picture of Dingees headstone at his grave site.


Road Dog
06-07-2012, 11:16 AM
Now that's a Bottle! Great info Steve

06-07-2012, 12:53 PM
Neat bottle! Reminds me of the Swayne's...

06-07-2012, 03:29 PM
Thanks Rory and Jeff,the bottle is probably made in the same mold Jeff as their are 3 examples on Matts Nexus Site.The slug plates would have come in real handy. Here is the same bottle in a DR H SWAYNE'S VERMIFUGE PHILADA version from Matts site.


06-07-2012, 03:31 PM
Here is another Swaynes again from Matts site. DR H. SWAYNE'S COMPOUND SYRUP OF WILD CHERRY PHILAD


06-07-2012, 03:36 PM
Here is the last similar bottle from Matts Site again. Nice detective work Jeff. I am sure when Matt sees this he probably knows of another similar bottle using the same mold. This bottle is nearly the same as the one above but it lacks the word PHILADA.


06-07-2012, 05:36 PM
ORIGINAL: Steve/sewell

After leaving this school he entered the store of the prominent Daniel B Smith as an apprentice to the drug and apothecary business in 1824. Matt Check out this guy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_B._Smith He Lived a long time and he saw many wars in his lifetime. What a wealth of information he must have been.

1798-1800 Franco-American Naval War United States vs. France
1801-1805; 1815 Barbary Wars United States vs. Morocco, Algiers, Tunis, and Tripoli
1812-1815 War of 1812 United States vs. Great Britain
1813-1814 Creek War United States vs. Creek Indians
1836 War of Texas Independence Texas vs. Mexico
1846-1848 Mexican-American War United States vs. Mexico
1861-1865 U.S. Civil War Union vs. Confederacy



06-07-2012, 08:03 PM
Great bottle Steve!


06-07-2012, 10:07 PM
Thanks Tim, I found another from Matts bottle Nexus site. It seems Dr Jaynes also used this mold.