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Vintage American Bobbin, Spool & Shuttle Co., Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage American Bobbin, Spool and Shuttle Co., Turned Wood Boxes Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette

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Turned Wood Boxes

...In any Style, Shape or Quantity for ointments, pills, silver powder, indelible inks, patent medicines, laundry blue, &c., &c.

Screw cover boxes for mailing liquids; Fancy styles for face powder, tooth powder, gold paint, puff boxes, &c.

American Bobbin, Spool & Shuttle Co., 103 William Street

New York...

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Promotional trading cards of all types were popular during the Victorian era (soap, tonics, sewing machines, shirts, hats, etc.), and patent medicines were no exception. People would collect and trade these trading cards. Manufactures of patent medicines would design and print these cards, then provide them as promotional giveaways to the drug stores that carried their patent medicines. Many cards have survived and the artwork in many cases is magnificent. 

As a complimentary service, RXinsider provides FREE, high-resolution downloads of many vintage pharmacy ads and imagery. Simply complete the form on the following webpage, and you will be presented with a download button to download the files for printing and framing in a .zip file.