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Early 20th Century unusual Chemist/Pharmacy original enamel “Insist on having Pills made by Parkinsons" advertising Parkinsons Pills Company, UK.

Rare Parkinson's Pills Original Enamel Sign

SKU: CP001
$685.00Price
  • PRODUCT DESCRIPTION & HISTORY

    An excellent example of a chemist/pharmacy enamel sign - the colours and shine on the patina is great for this sign's age. There is some rust, missing edging and holes, but this certainly does not detract from the sign, given it's rarity. The "Pills" lettering is raised and stands out This type of chemist and pharmacy sign is very hard to come by. 

     

    Parkinson's Pills was manufactured by chemist Richard Parkinson in 1848 in Burnley near Lancashire in the UK. The company’s products included "female pills", "blood and stomach" and "Red Indian ointment". Parkinson's Pills was the first company to "sugarcoat" their pills. The company ceased trading in 1928.  

     

    I have only seen one other of these signs which came up for sale in 2014 in the U.K. It was the black and white version of this sign. This blue and white sign is unique therefore, due to its rarity and the fact that it is stamped Imperial Sign Company.

  • DIMENSIONS

    91.5 x 61 cm

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