Medicinal bottles are probably the largest and most diverse group of bottles produced during the era covered by this website - the 19th through mid 20th centuries. To quote Fike on medicine bottles - "Literally hundreds of thousands of brands and variations of vessels were manufactured This variety is not too surprising since one's health was and still is probably the most important personal issue of all time, made even more important during the era of primitive medical knowledge and practices and universal ignorance about hygiene and even the causes of disease. As noted in the opening line of Odell , "Medicine is as old as man, no doubt born of necessity and wrought by trial and error. Thus, the allure of patent or proprietary medicines Young The picture at the top of the page shows just a tiny bit of medicinal bottle diversity which is frankly staggering in depth and variety as virtually any shape imaginable was used at some point.
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During the earlier years, c. The first plant where they actually made their own bottles was built at Kane, Pennsylvania circa Some of those plants operated for a relatively short period of time. For more detailed info on the individual plants, see the.