Here’s a great item, one that will link back to the good ol’ days of small town drug stores, and the advent of the new technology, photography.
This is a 9″ tall by 5 1/2″ round cardboard tin with metal top and bottom. It once contained boric acid crystals, often used in making solutions for drug store prescriptions, and because of the label, in photography. It was made by Eastman Kodak Company, Rochester, New York, probably around 1920 or so. Its condition is great given it is almost a hundred years old!
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 34-0760. Item may be subject to prior local sale at Soulman’s Corner Collectibles, 121 Halley’s Avenue, Poncha Springs, Colorado.
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