Brown Bottle, Brownatone, Kenton Pharmacal Co, Covington KY, Embossed, Quack Bottle, Hair Color Product, Collectible
A wonderful brown bottle. This is Brownatone made by Kenton Pharmacal Co Covington KY. This bottle is from circa 1920s. This would be an ideal addition to a pharmaceutical bottle collection. A great gift idea for a collector.
Brownatone was advertised as a hair color preparation that could eliminate gray hair. That it brightens, beautifies, and tints any color hair. "Gray Hair Can Be Avoided Forever". It was guaranteed harmless.
The state chemists of Ohio, Indiana, and Connecticut stated in a report in 1916 "that this preparation was a solution of iron and copper chloride (a compound of chlorine with another element) with pyrogallol (a weak acid crystalline compound chiefly used as a developer in photography), having a very strong acid reaction." It is now considered a cosmetic Nostrum (a product especially one that is not considered effective and prepared by an unqualified person).
** Copy of the Advertisement will be included**
****The above description will be included with the bottle on tan cardstock****
5 inches in height
This bottle is in excellent condition. There are no chips or cracks. The bottle is clean and clear. It has an applied top and some air bubbles from the manufacturing process.
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