JFO-ing…

We arrived at the JFO a couple of days ago, and there have been sales, trades, deals, and dinners thus far…

Tommy arrived in his low-rider (more on this later) a day before us, and had already made some deals with Tipped-Worm-Johnny, and we arrived the following day, and in short order were throwing corkscrews on the tables in the common buy and sell room.

After exchanging pleasantries with attendees, the dealing began, with the first trade being between TWJ and I where I ended up with a 1947 Richard Itaru Nakamura patented “Frame with Slidable Tool Bit.”

At first, I thought I had this example, but after further examination, it looks as though the example that already exists in the collection is a variation of the patent, with this example looking just like the patent drawing. A fabulous piece, it could make the best 6 of the year.

After that first trade a few more were proposed, and in the excitement of the moment, deals were overzealously agreed upon without noticing damage here, or a different variation there. And, in short order, deals were undone, with new deals proposed.

So, there are corkscrews that sit with TWJ in the Josef pile and corkscrews that with me in the TWJ pile, with a deal that will undoubtedly be completed before the weekend is done.

On day two, there was a fun arrival at the JFO, after a lengthy absence, in walked Milt Becker! And, he brought a couple of corkscrews with him; two of which were handed off to me. One was an interesting roundlet, the other a different version of the Lowenstein patent, that I had asked him about a while back.

It was fun to have four ICCA Addicts in the same room, after the last year-plus of not being able to travel or gather.

The meeting is still going, and I have no doubt a few deals will still be made.

Beyond JFO-ing around, tomorrow is also the ICCA Punch / Right’s Reception / Show & Tell, and Sunday will be the ICCA AGM! Both being held via ZOOM.

News about these events to follow!

Until then, here is the Nakamura and Lowenstein:

The Lowenstein carries advertising for:

FRANCIS H. LEGGETT & CO., NEW YORK on one side, and FINE FLAVORING EXTRACTS on the reverse… A nice addition to the growing Lowenstein corkscrew collection.

Also, Happy Birthday Bob Gilbride!!!

Back to the low-rider Tommy thing…

Tommy on another collector’s behalf, visited an auction house to pick up the merchandise that they had recently purchased at auction. And, after loading it is in his car, he is riding pretty darn low. It ended up being a ton of stuff, and we will see if we can’t lighten his load (and raise his car’s profile) by making a few corkscrew deals with him.

For Begg’s Medicines

The other day, I ran across an online advertisement for a pair of Clough medicine band corkscrews.

One was of the more common variety, and the second had an ad for “FOR BEGG’S MEDICINES.”

After emailing the seller, I convinced him to sell me just the Begg’s, as I didn’t have it in the medicine band collection.

Securing the deal, I headed to Don Bull’s list of Clough medicine band list, and not seeing the Begg’s there, I revisited Barry Taylor’s more recent publication on known medicine bands…   It wasn’t there either.

In a little rough shape, but a neat addition to the Clough medicine bands in our collection.

Do you have a a For Begg’s Medicine amongst your Clough’s?

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“having dose cups with each bottle”

From the February 3, 1889 issue of PHARMACEUTICAL RECORD

H. Zeilin & Co., Philadelphia, call attention in an announcement recently made to Professor Parrish’s preparations, and especially Parrish’s Compound Syrup of Phosphates. Chemists who have had experience in the manufacture of Compound of Phosphates are aware that it is almost impossible to make it perfect and prevent deposit, fermenting and change, but J. H. Zeilin & Co., having purchased the private formulas of Parrish’s specialties, take especial pains to make the preparations worthy of the name of the distinguished chemist.  The articles are referred to as put up in a very attractive style, having dose cups with each bottle, rendering them very desirable articles to handle.  The following at the prices of the different preparations, terms cash 30 days:

                                                                                    Per doz.

Compound Syrup of Phosphates………………………..    $7.50

Glycerole of Hypophosphites……………………………     7.50

Syrup of Phosphites…………….…………………………..     7.50

Compound Syrup of Hypophosphites, with Iron….. 7.50

Syrup of Phosphate of Iron……………….………………….7.50

Syrup of Lacto-Phosphate of Iron………………..……….7.50

Bitter Wine of Iron………………………………………………7.50

Propylamin Cordial……………………….…………………..11.25

Wine of Pepsin…………………………………………………….7.50

Solution of Meconate of Morphia…………………………5.63

Elixir of Calisays……………………………………..…………..7.50

Elixir of Valerianate of Ammonia…………….………….5.63

Cephalic Snuff…………….………………………………………1.87

Dragees of Santonine…………….………………………..….1.87

Liquid Rennet…………….………………………………………1.87

We have owned several versions of the Zeilin patent in Sterling — these come in various sizes; embossed or plain.  There are also versions that have a medicine dial.

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And, we have a glass and metal version.

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But, it is within the pages of Fred O’Leary that there is Zeilin Dosage cup carrying the patent date, and also serving as an advertisement for one of the Hypophosphites listed above

On page 63 of O’Leary amongst the others, this version of the Zeilin is picture and described as being marked, “ONE TEASPOONFULL PARRISHS HYPOPHOSPHITES, J.H. ZEILIN & CO. PHILA, PA”

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The 1889 article says “having dose cups with each bottle.”  Was it Zeilin’s patent that was included within each box with each bottle?  What do you think?  And, if there was, why haven’t more turned up?

Do any of you have an all metal (non Sterling) Zeilin Patent dosage cup with patent date and advertising?

I would happily trade for it if you do.  Drop me a line.