Vintage APOTHECARY or MEDICINE BOTTLE – Epsom Salts – Furst-McNess Co.


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For sale is a APOTHECARY or MEDICINE BOTTLE with embossed lettering as follows: “FURST-McNESS CO – FREEPORT, ILL”. This large medicine bottle stands about 8 inches tall. The bottle is very good condition but has some interior residue. Bottle includes a vintage EPSOM SALT PAPER LABEL, from the MILBOURN DRUG COMPANY, Eastern Rapids, Michigan is sealed to the bottle. Label is an original pharmacy label but is not original to this medicine bottle. This bottle is believed to date to the 1930s. A cool display item.

Frank E. Furst and Frederick W. McNess, came of age as entrepreneurs in the small industrial town of Freeport, IL in 1908. Their horse and buggy direct sales company soon became a leading force in the evolving agribusiness industry. Now, the Furst-McNess Company is a multinational family business in its fourth generation.

Epsom salt, named for a bitter saline spring at Epsom in Surrey, England, is not actually salt but a naturally occurring pure mineral compound of magnesium and sulfate. Long known as a natural remedy for a number of ailments, Epsom salt has numerous health benefits as well as many beauty, household, and gardening-related uses. Studies have shown that magnesium and sulfate are both readily absorbed through the skin, making Epsom salt baths an easy way to enjoy the associated health benefits.

Weight 1.5 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 6 × 6 in