Corn Remedy - F.L. Akers:
Corn Remedy - F.L. Akers
Corn Remedy - This is a great little piece: minor interior scum, but the glass is clear and the label is 97% intact, with minimal yellowing; just a few 'nibbles' around the edges. About three inches high and an inch-and-a-half diameter; cylindrical. Piece is probably from around 1910-1915. In Old English text, label reads "Corn Remedy". In normal font "Contains Alcohol & Cannabis Indica Apply four nights in succession, then soak feet in warm water and corn can be removed with fingernail". [Ummm, sure...] Also reads "F. L. AKERS, PHARMACIST S.W.Cor.13th & Morris Sts. Phila." Really just a fine little item, at a great price. A hundred years ago, it must have seemed as though a little narcotics would cure anything. Probably manufactured previous to the establishment of the Food & Drug Administration and passing of associated acts in 1906.
- Note: - comments above are those of the auctioneer. [Bottle looks pre-1906, but most such medicines did NOT list ingredients on the label.]
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