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Vintage Medicine Bottle and Advertising: Dr. Kilmer's Indian Cough Cure Consumption Oil


Staying with the Indian bottle theme (see the previous post on the Navahoe mineral water bottle)... came across this colorful Dr. Kilmer's Indian Cough Cure Consumption Oil tradecard, and wondered what the bottle looks like. So, I googled some up.

Bottle photo source: Poisonous Addiction

  • AntiqueMedicines.com has a whole page devoted to Dr. Kilmer and his bottles, tradecards, and ads, where they show 2 other Dr. Kilmer's Indian Cure bottle shapes. 

This paper-labeled Dr. K's Indian Cough Remedy bottle sold on ebay in 2006 [Via Worthpoint's archive.]


  • See a collection of 13 different Dr. Kilmer's tradecards, including the above gem, onTradecards.com/Kilmer.



  • Read some history on Dr. Kilmer from Digger Odell's site: "Dr. Andral S. Kilmer, the inventor of the Swamproot, set up business in Binghamton, New York in the 1870s. There he developed a line of proprietary medicines, pills and ointments."
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