Early 1900s Drug Packaging


Here are two pieces of antique drug packaging. The first is Stuart's Rheumatic Tablets from 1903 in a matchbox type of box. It claims to help rheumatoid arthritis, gout, neuralgia and other types of problems like that without poison. It, like many other items from that time insist that the bowels must be working regularly. It is an empty box and is 2 5/8 x 1 5/8 x 5/8".

The second is a paper container from about 1910 that has never been opened as it would destroy the packaging. It is Dr. Stedman's Powders which was used for teething babies. It contains Magnesium Hydroxide, Calcium Glucomate and Ipecac, This was not good to give to babies as was found out later. It is 3 x 1 x .5".

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