The majority of the bottles in these three pictures are cures.
In the first picture of a 4-level shelf, the smallest is the second bottle from the right on the upper shelf: Hood's Pills Cure Liver Ills Dose 1 To 4 -- 1¾" (this bottle contains the pills that are now 120 years old); the Caulk's Abscess Cure (second shelf from the bottom, fourth from the left) is also 1¾"
The second picture of two shelves of a larger tabletop shelf holds lots of bottles that are approximately 3¼" tall. Examples: Hustena Greatest Of All Cough Cures and Dr. Robinson's Cold Sore Cure Foxcroft, Maine.
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The final picture shows some small cures that I've recently free-tumbled. They came off the tumbler yesterday and are on the "rack" draining to dry. Examples: center front is E.S.R. Corn Cure with an embossed foot (a tad over 2") and an aqua Arctic Frost Bite Cure on the left rear that's 2½" tall.
Tumbling of larger bottles involves suspending a bottle with stopples (frequently a fingered stopple on the base and a cone stopple in the bottle opening, but some folks use fingered stopples on both ends) in a mixture of cut copper wire (tumbling copper), water, and a cleaning/polishing compound (like aluminum oxide) in a PVC tube ... and rotating it on the long axis for a number of days. Free tumbling involves the same components (copper, water, and compound) but utilizes a rock tumbler "barrel". The free-tumbling bottle is truly allowed to tumble inside the "barrel" and if I were to tumble for 4 days on my Lortone rock tumbler, the "barrel" makes over 200,000 rotations and the results are typically excellent ... with no small bottles damaged in the process.What do you mean free tumbled.
By the way... forgot to ask.,.. does anyone have any info on the little brown Cutter bottle? Hardly enough liquid to do much to anything! The Warner’s pill bottle is from 1888 and still has it’s pink pills. They came wrapped like this then 12 to a case.
Lovely Display, is the cat/cougar on the end ink or perfume? Thanks Very Much.