Antique Listerine Bottle
Because we firmly believe that every home could use a touch of vintage, we offer a carefully-curated collection of vintage and antique goods known as #domaciFLEA. These items may not always be in perfect condition, but they're sure to satisfy your nostalgic yearnings and peak your sentimental curiosities.
At the end of the 19th century, the English surgeon Joseph Lister developed a surgical antiseptic. Jordan Wheat Lambert, an American, synthesized a less powerful version of the antiseptic and asked Dr. Lister if he could use his already-famous name for the product. Dr. Lister was flattered and gave his approval. Mr. Lambert added the -ine suffix and introduced Listerine. In 1895, Mr. Lambert's company, Lambert Pharmacal, first marketed Listerine to the dental profession and in 1914 it became one of the first prescription products to be sold over the counter. In the early 1900s, both Mr. Jordan and his wife died, leaving Lambert Pharmacal to their four sons. One son, Gerard, proved to be a business genius. In 1921, after a meeting with the copywriters working on Listerine and a company chemist, Gerard Jordan settled on the idea of "halitosis," the medical term for bad breath, as the central focus for Listerine advertising. During the 1920s, earnings rose from $115,000 to more than $8 million. By the time of the stock market crash in 1929, Listerine was one of the largest buyers of magazine and newspaper space, spending more than $5 million—almost the exact amount of yearly profits. In all that time, the product's price, package and formula remained completely unchanged.
This antique Listerine bottle, embossed with the brand name at the the top and "Lambert Pharmaceutical Co." around the bottom, appears to have been used to store ink or paint at some point, but still oozes vintage charm and would make a unique piece of shelf decor in any home. A great bottle to coat with milk paint to really bring out the embossing.
- Materials: Glass
- Finish: Clear with blue/black staining
- Approximate Dimensions: 6.5"H x 2.25" Round
- This item is in vintage condition and is being sold as such. Due to the age, please expect imperfections. Review photos for specifics. Please note that the bottle stopper can not be removed without breaking the cork.
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