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    Philadelphia / Kensington / Dyottville Glass Works

    I recently purchased an early Swaim's Panacea which I believe may
    have been made at the Kensington Glass works. This is a very early embossed
    medicine. I recall seeing a newspaper advertisement for this product dated 1828.

    It's quite an interesting history. I wasn't aware that it began as the Philadelphia glass
    works, became the Kensington glass works and was eventually bought out by Thomas
    Dyott.

    http://www.manheim1762.org/files/A_b...ass_Works_.pdf


    Thanks to Kevin A. Sives for this most excellent article.

    Jim

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    some various photos / advertisements of Swaim's Panacea

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    Mucho congrats Jim !! That is the quite rare earlyier version of this quack med, and I believe very rare, Is this example Iron Or Open pontiled??.kinda looks open pontiled to me........Andy
    Last edited by andy volkerts; 06-19-2016 at 04:49 PM.

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    Hi Andy,

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    These early glassworks, in general, had a short life. before coal became the heat source,
    they had to burn hardwoods. the temps were hard to control / maintain. it was also very
    dangerous. This led to many glasshouses burning down.

    Jim



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