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Vintage John Matthews Apparatus Co., Ad (ca. 1892): A vintage John Matthews Apparatus Co., Soda Fountain Ad from The Druggists Circular and Chemical Gazette

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The Best Time

...To buy a soda water apparatus is now. If you wait till later in the season the rush will have begun and you may not have your apparatus in time to take advantage of the first soda water weather. If you want the best apparatus for the least money, the handsomest apparatus on the easiest terms, the most liberal allowance for your old apparatus,it will pay you, before placing your order, to ascertain what we can do for you.

John Matthews Apparatus Co., First Avenue, 26th & 27th Streets,

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. 

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