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    The problem with historical trademark...

    The problem with historical trademark registration in Canada is that the practice of "passing off" was covered under Canada's criminal code from the 1890s onward. Before that, the English common law...
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    Pelissier and Gobeil Soda Water Works, Winnipeg,...

    Pelissier and Gobeil Soda Water Works, Winnipeg, early 1900s to 1910s.
  3. That's a good haul you've got there. Any N.W.T....

    That's a good haul you've got there. Any N.W.T. is prized (including by me, here in Calgary). David Wesley Bole was an interesting fellow who had a "bit-above-rags" to riches life story. He started...
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    Joseph R. Lee was in business for decades (1870s...

    Joseph R. Lee was in business for decades (1870s to 1910s) in Toronto. His store did one of the biggest prescription trades in the city for much of that time. His son, William H. Lee, was even more...
  5. Carpenter also earned a good income from the...

    Carpenter also earned a good income from the leather business.
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    There's definitely some digging going on in...

    There's definitely some digging going on in Winnipeg. Was there this summer and noticed that antique stores and malls had a good supply of recently dug bottles. The owner of one mall noted that her...
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    I find it interesting that declining sales are...

    I find it interesting that declining sales are one reason the Strathroy mall is closing. I used to regularly check this mall's online postings and whenever I wanted something, I'd contact the mall...
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    Nicely done. Exactly the kind of thing I collect....

    Nicely done. Exactly the kind of thing I collect. In fact, I've got over 1,200 embossed Canadian drugstore bottles.
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    Printers' sample books are amazing resources. The...

    Printers' sample books are amazing resources. The best ones I've ever seen were for another London, Ontario printing firm, the Wright Lithographing Co., Ltd. Back in the 1990s I was able to peruse...
  10. Nice bottle! Druggists simply adopted "Red Cross"...

    Nice bottle! Druggists simply adopted "Red Cross" as an authoritative and familiar trade name for their pharmacies. There was no formal affiliation with the health organization. In fact, under the...
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    C.C. & Co. = Carter, Cummings & Co. In Toronto...

    C.C. & Co. = Carter, Cummings & Co. In Toronto until 1920ish, then moved to Windsor, Ontario.
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    "R.G.Co.T." = "Richards Glass Co., Toronto"

    "R.G.Co.T." = "Richards Glass Co., Toronto"
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    Here are some pics of a Sarnia Vernor's which was...

    Here are some pics of a Sarnia Vernor's which was recently listed on Ebay (no buyers, even though it's a pretty rare example). When I first started collecting, I focused on my hometown of Sarnia. In...
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    There are Vernor's ACLs marked "Les Morris...

    There are Vernor's ACLs marked "Les Morris Beverages, Sarnia, Ontario." I also think there maybe ACLs marked London, Ontario, too.
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    PM sent.

    PM sent.
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    It's Chicago, as James Ruzicka shows up in record...

    It's Chicago, as James Ruzicka shows up in record of the Illinois Board of Pharmacy. For example:

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    Definitely not Ontario, Canada. I'm thinking...

    Definitely not Ontario, Canada. I'm thinking Chicago as the most likely city.
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    Tackling was the difference. The Pats' secondary...

    Tackling was the difference. The Pats' secondary was worse at this than the Eagles' secondary. Atrocious all around. High school safeties do a better technical job.
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    A.D. Weeks was in business at Uxbridge from as...

    A.D. Weeks was in business at Uxbridge from as early as 1857 until the mid-1890s, so, yes, the listed bottle is an older one, with the 1880s being a fair estimate. The price is now at just about...
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    J.W. Anderson, Sarnia, Ontario also used the...

    J.W. Anderson, Sarnia, Ontario also used the panel style bottle.
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    180843
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    Please let me know if you ever want to part with...

    Please let me know if you ever want to part with it, as I collect cross-Canada medicines. Thanks.
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    Norman E. Suddaby, of Berlin (now Kitchener),...

    Norman E. Suddaby, of Berlin (now Kitchener), Ontario, graduated from the Ontario College of Pharmacy in 1900. The earliest I have him listed as being in business at Fernie is 1905. He was still in...
  24. I think it's a perfume or toiletry of some sort.

    I think it's a perfume or toiletry of some sort.
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    These bottles were used extensively by most...

    These bottles were used extensively by most large-scale Canadian brewers from the 1890s to the early 1900s.
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