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    Colourful Labeled 'Indian' Pictorial Tonic

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    Though it's a bit on the new side for me (c. 1921), the teal-coloured label with the Native American gathering roots/bark was most visually appealing.
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    I was unsure of the mark on the bottom. It doesn't appear to be an Illinois-Pacific Glass Co. mark, though the mark is very similar, and I don't know of any other glasshouses that used an isosceles triangle like this with embossing in its centre, so I cannot further date it with any certainty.
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    Though the company (Celro-Kola Co) that made the product had been a major producer in Oregon since the early 1900s, I could not find this product (Bark-Root Tonic) on Google Books/Newspapers before the year 1921. It was marketed until at least 1925, though I did not look to see when it disappeared from the records.
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    As you can see in the above image, I've now run out of space in my cabinet for labeled bottles.
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    Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Joshua chapter 1, verse 9.

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    That's a great label! And from Oregon too! I don't often see many bottles from Oregon and I'm not sure I can remember ever seeing any patent meds from there.

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    The photo isn't real clear but could this be the newer Whitall Tatum mark?

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    Canadian Bottles, surprisingly, Oregon stuff is fairly common over here. It's the other states out that way that I never see (other than California, Idaho, and Montana).

    nhpharm, I'm afraid not. They used an equilateral triangle, whereas this is an isosceles. The mark on mine is otherwise illegible.
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    Those are all nice. Great display!

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    Thank you, iggy.

    Apparently, the product was still around in the 1930s, according to one source.
    Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Joshua chapter 1, verse 9.

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    nice display of labeled bottles and boxes, I am especially fond of that Circus liniment box, does it say cure perhaps as in sprains.....Andy

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    Andy, I'm afraid not. It's too new for that. Likely post-WW1. I don't usually pick up machine-made bottles, but I really liked this one for a few reasons.
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    Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    Joshua chapter 1, verse 9.

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