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Vintage R.H. Franklin Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage R.H. Franklin Tweezers and Pocket Key Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette


R.H. Franklin

...No. 60 pocket tweezers, nickel plated. For removing superfluous hairs, splinters, hang nails, etc. Made in six different patterns. One dozen No. 60 by mail, $2.10. We are prepared to make the tweezers in any shape or size required.

No. 2 Pocket Key- Gilt. Keys made in a large variety of styles. The price of our No. 2 Keys has been greatly reduced. They can now be retailed with profit to you, at 10 cents each.

R.H. Franklin, 79 & 81 Washington Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. ...

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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. 

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