Back

SPAPRKLING Pontiled PERRY DAVIS VEGETABLE PAIN KILLER 

Antique pontiled medicine bottle

SPARKLING Pontiled PERRY DAVIS VEGETABLE PAIN KILLER 

Description:

 Perry Davis (1791-1862) was a carpenter in Fall River Mass, when he discovered his formula and began selling the medicine in a basket. His neighbors thought he was foolish for leaving his trade, but Perry never doubted his ability, moved to Providence Rhode Island and became proprietor of Davis Vegetable Pain Killer; he was listed as Physician. Made at Fort Trumbull Glass Works New London Connecticut 1866-1870.

"PAIN KILLER" was patented by Perry Davis in 1845. It is believed to be the first nationally advertised remedy specifically for pain - as distinct from a particular disorder. "Pain Killer" was distributed by Christian missionaries around the world. In its heyday, Perry Davis' "vegetable elixir" was widely regarded as a wonderdrug. Its ingredients, mainly opiates and ethyl alcohol, were entirely natural. The concoction was created Perry Davis in 1840. Since "Perry Davis Pain Killer" was a registered trade brand name, there was no legal requirement to make its ingredients public on the bottle.

Embossed: DAVIS // VEGETABLE // PAIN KILLER

Height: 5 1/8”

Color: Aqua

Condition: Sparkling condition, embossed on (3) sunken panels, and with attractive double applied collar. Open pontil.

Price: $60

Item No. 192

 

pontiled medicine
Antique pontiled tonic bottle
pontiled medicine