Finds from Years Back

Fenndango

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Never really posted stuff here so I'll post all or most of the bottles I've dug or dove up in the past.

L-R

Applied collar, panel window, DAVIS' // VEGETABLE // PAIN KILLER

BEAVER OIL

Paneled (4), HUMPHREY'S / PHARMACY / ATHOL HIGHLANDS / ACCURACY (MOTIF OF MORTAR AND PESTLE)

HEALY & BIGELOW // INDIAN SAGWA // (MOTIF OF INDIAN)

Applied lip, CUTLER BROS & Co / BOSTON MASS // PROPRIETORS // VEGETABLE / PULMONARY / BALSAM

DUTTON'S // VEGETABLE // DISCOVERY

Applied collar, E.H. FLAGG'S // CHICAGO // INSTANTANEOUS / RELIEF
 

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bottles_inc

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I always found it interesting how they used to turn pretty much any animal into an oil. Bear oil, beaver oil, etc. Imagine accidentally coming home with one instead of the other and your wife or mother angrily tells you to back to the store and swap it out because bear oil won't work for joint pain, it has to be beaver
 

RCO

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I always found it interesting how they used to turn pretty much any animal into an oil. Bear oil, beaver oil, etc. Imagine accidentally coming home with one instead of the other and your wife or mother angrily tells you to back to the store and swap it out because bear oil won't work for joint pain, it has to be beaver

I highly doubt they would of been bottling actual " beaver " oil by the 1890's even in Canada by then there numbers were way down due to decades of over hunting for there furs which had been very valuable and so few beavers remained


we actually have a lot of beavers here now but years ago there numbers were very low due to over hunting for there furs , so doubt whatever came in that bottle actually came from a beaver
 

embe

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Lol. so true. I wonder if Castoreum is what was meant by beaver oil... or it was some other use entirely

Nice bottles by the way
 

Csa

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I like the little Humphrey’s bottle with the logo on the top and the SCA coloring. Nice finds!
 

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