Tuesday, January 5, 2010

More on Ol' Doc Furber

This advertisement for the Dr. Furber's product was found in the 1870 Mining and Scientific Press. Thanks to soleagent for sending it along for all of us to enjoy. (click on the picture to enlarge it)
Tim Higgins relates this product also has a Vallejo "connection" Ol' Doc Furber kept an office in Vallejo California in the early 1870's.
Doc Furber claims his balm will help with irritated stomachs from bad liquor, alkali water and strong coffee. ( This bottle should be found in Nevada! )
The advertisement states that his Mountain Balm is for sale in San Francisco by R.H. McDonald & Co.
R.H. McDonald was a pioneer druggist in Sacramento and along with Dr. Levy was responsible for another rare (western?) bottle: the open pontil Drs. McDonald & Levy Compound Fluid Extract of Manzanita, from Sacramento City California.
Thanks guys for all the great information on this rare bottle.

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