Trial Bottle of Dr. King's New Discovery for Consumption

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The indications or uses for this product as provided on its packaging:
By taking the contents of this small bottle, you will readily perceive the remarkable curative qualities of this great New Discovery for Consumption, Coughs, Colds, and all Diseases of the Throat, Chest and Lungs, which will convince you of its wonderful merits, and show you what can be done by a regular one dollar size bottle. Give it a trial. Dose for adults one teaspoonful every three hours.
Proprietary (patent) medicine makers employed a wide array of advertising and marketing techniques to sell their products. The free sample, or trial size, was one of these. Dr. King's New Discovery, developed by Dr. Z. L. King of Elkhart, Indianna, was purchased by Herbert E. Bucklen around 1878. Bucklen spent lavishly on advertising which brought national recognition to his New Discovery and other medicines.
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date made
ca 1905
H.E. Bucklen and Company
place made
United States: Illinois, Chicago
overall: 4 3/8 in x 1 1/4 in x 3/4 in; 11.1125 cm x 3.175 cm x 1.905 cm
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National Museum of American History


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