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Vintage J.F. Stevenson Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage J.F. Stevenson Steel Spring Carboy Rocker Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette


Stevenson's Steel Spring Carboy Rocker.

...Is cheap because it is $2.00 less then the best trunnions in use; $4.00 to $5.00 less than acid pumps. Cannot get out of repair, and will last a life time. Is 500 per cent. cheaper than spilling of contents and tugging and suffocating over your carboy as grandfather did.

J.F. Stevenson, 205 Bissell Block, Pittsburgh, Penn., U.S.A. ...

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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.