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What is Pepto-Mangan (Gude)?

LC

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Mar 17, 2007
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Hello Rick, I have always considered the one I have to be a medicinal of some sort, not 100 per cent sure if that is what it is though.. I have had mine for a number of years, and I have seen quite a few of them over the years as well. I would think they would be like any other bottle though, the closer they are to where they came from, the more there is of them most likely. It is not a knock out bottle, but I like mine, that is why I have hung on to it all these years. I think yours is embossed a bit different from mine though. I have not seen mine for ages, as it is in a box somewhere, but I am thinking mine is embossed with something on the bottom as well. Will try and locate it and see.[/align]
 

capsoda

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It is a med. Pepto-Mangan was supposed to inrich your blood with iron but it was proven not to do anything. Quack med but not really dangerous. Gude is German for good.
 

RICKJJ59W

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Mar 8, 2007
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Lehigh Valley USA
Here is a pic of the bottom of the one I found in a 1870 pit thay are common in my (area), it says...... DR A Gude & Co. with an embossed heart in the middle, seems like Gude is a Doctor, cap says Gude is good in German, so DR good?


 

capsoda

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Nov 15, 2005
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Nope not funnin. The piece I read from and old news paper on the internet says German buy I was thinking Dutch or Scandinavian. If you Goggle up Pepto-Manan you will gep alot of result.
 

LC

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Mar 17, 2007
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Ohio
Mine is embossed on the bottom like yours, never saw one of them that wasn't.
 

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