|J.R. Spencer bottle, Newport Druggist|
This antique embossed cork-top bottle is faintly marked on the bottom “S B W CO” (from the Saltsburg Bottle Works Company of Pa).
J R Spencer was a leading druggist in Newport, Maine at the beginning of the 1900's. (There was at least one other pharmacist in Newport at that time. More information is here.)
J.R. Spencer's Druggist was a prolific user of advertising. His claims in 1901:
|1901 advertisement for J R Spencer Druggist of Newport, ME|
By 1902, his claims were more outrageous:
"TAKE Spencer’s Vegetable Blood Purifier for that Tired Feeling Rheumatism, Kidney Diseases, and all diseases arising from an imperfect state of the blood."
In 1902, the business traded places with the barber shop and moved across the street. By 1904, a stationer's business was added.
After that, the online curtain draws closed on Mr. Spencer.
|Salzberg Bottle Works mark circa 1900|
Old bottles tell such a great story...thanks Joanne for another interesting and educational blog!ReplyDelete