This nice item is a 6″ square can, 7 1/4″ tall, with a nice brassy finish, and aged just right for how old it is. The label on the can was originally from the E. R. Squibb and Sons Company, and when received by the Eggleston Drug Company in Laramie, Wyoming, they put their own label on it for Black Mustard Seed. The can still holds partial contents of that seed. Shipping weight comes in around 4 pounds.
The great thing is that when I opened it, I found a celluloid scoop in it, measuring 4 1/2″ long and 2 1/2″ at the widest point. I am including that precious little item with this can, for a bonus to you! When I ship this, I will wrap it in a plastic bag, so take care when opening it, as some of that incredibly tiny seed will no doubt leak from the can during shipping.
This great little item was found in the basement of the Eggleston Drug Company store in Laramie, Wyoming, amongst hundreds of other excellent items. It seems that the original owner Frank Eggleston would take most old unsold stock downstairs and store it, rather than dispose of it, even when it was being replaced by newer stock, or even when it was simply unsalable. I was lucky enough to get possession of some of these vintage items, many dating from before 1880, and I will be placing them here for your perusal.
The Eggleston Drug Company operated from around 1880 to about 1920, when it was sold to A. H. Cordiner who previously owned a pharmacy of his own, quit and went to work for Frank, and later bought it out, changing it to Cordiner Drug Store.
Shipping will be via USPS Mail Services, for your convenience, and rest assured, I always pack things solidly!
Store Code 34-0764. Item may be subject to prior local sale at Soulman’s Corner Collectibles, 121 Halley’s Avenue, Poncha Springs, Colorado.
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