Antique Bottle, Liquozone, The Liquid Ozone Company, Circa 1800s, Brown, Embossed, Quack Medicine Bottle, Pharmaceutical Cure, Patent Medicine
A wonderful brown antique bottle. This is Liquozone made by The Liquid Ozone Company Chicago USA. This bottle is from circa the 1800s. This would be an ideal addition to a pharmaceutical bottle collection. A great gift idea for a collector.
Chicago-based entrepreneur Douglas Smith started Liquozone in 1898 and began marketing the product as a cure for all germ related illnesses. People at this time period were worried about diseases being caused by microorganisms. This creature with the mysterious and unpleasant attributes became the leading topic of the time so it was easy for quack medicine makers to grab at the golden opportunity. Liquozone not being an exception.
Liquozone was invented to cure: Asthma, Gallstones, Abscess‑Anemia, Goiter‑Gout, Bronchitis, Hay Fever Influenza, Blood Poison Bowel Troubles Coughs- Colds, Malaria- Neuralgia, Consumption, Piles- Quinsy, Contagious Diseases Rheumatism, Cancer Dysentery- Diarrhea, Skin Diseases, Dyspepsia- Dandruff, Tuberculosis, Eczema - Erysipelas, Tumors‑Ulcers, Fevers, Throat Troubles
"Liquozone is liquid oxygen‑that is all.” Was the ad line for this patent medicine. That would be a miracle if it were true. Liquid oxygen doesn’t exist above a temperature of 229 degrees below zero. One spoonful would freeze a man’s tongue, teeth, and throat before he ever had time to swallow. If he could have managed to get it down, the undertaker would have to put him on the stove to thaw him out sufficiently for a respectable burial. If it were really all liquid-oxygen it would kill germs and the patient too.
Yet the Liquozone Company is not a patent medicine concern. We have their word for it:
"We wish to state at the start that we are not patent medicine men, and their methods will not be employed by us. . . . Liquozone is too important a product for quackery."
SULPHURIC ACID ......................About nine-tenths of one percent.
SULPHUROUS ACID ..................About three-tenths of one percent.
WATER ........................................ Nearly ninety‑nine percent.
****The above description will be included with the bottle on tan cardstock****
Size: 6 inches in height
This bottle is in very good condition. There are no chips or cracks. Fogging to the glass is present from being buried. The bottle has air bubbles from the manufacturing process and the top is hand tooled.
What a wonderful gift for a collector or to add to your own collection. This is a great vintage find.
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