Dr. Pengelly's Woman's Friend, needs help!

CurbdiggerCarl

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Greetings and Happy Holidays!
Just got home after a semi-decent dig, one Denver pharm, and a few of the usual commons.
Did manage one cool bottle, clear, withe the embossing "Dr. Pengelly's Woman's Friend, Improved"
From Kalamazoo Mich.
I know he had some connection with the "Zoa-Phora" bottle, but this is different.
I'll try and show some photos soon, it's soaking right now.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks!
Carl
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In 1874 Richard Pengelly and Charles H Chamberlin registered a trademark for Pengelly's Womans Friend. They were in Saugatuck Mich at the time. I think that is the precurser to your medicine.
 

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An article from 1907.
The quack Pengelly seemed proud of cheating thousands of customers over 30 years.
Even more ironic since he was selling alcohol as a medicine while at the same time lobbying as a prohibitionist
Makes you wonder why it took so long for the F&D Act to happen.

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Carl,
I believe the folks in the K-Zoo club dig them, occasionally.
I know that I don't have one and would be willing to trade something decent for it.
Bill
 

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Hey guys, thanks for all the input and info, still trying to track this one down.
Here are some better pictures, the bottle is about 8 1/2" tall, and 2 3/4" wide, square.
I see no lines running up the seam of the neck, may have been wiped.
The bottom is not pontiled, just a slight round indent.

Carl

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