Trout Drug Co


Company Names, addresses, dates:
  Trout & Turner, Front Royal VA
  Turner & Trout, Front Royal VA
  Trout Drug Co (W.E. Herr Pres.), Front Royal VA

Notes:

According to the Front Royal walking tour1, this building at 201 E. Main street was constructed in 1900 by Isaac Trout. It says the "Turner and Trout" Pharmacy opened for business in 1912 and operated for 82 years. But the embossed bottle below says "Trout & Turner". So I don't know if "Turner and Trout" was a mis-print, or if the 2 partners switched the order of their names at some point.
Apparently this drug store was part of the Rexall chain of drug stores .
From the US Census (various years) and Turner's death record, the 2 druggists seem to be I. Henry Trout (b. c1873) and Mark Bird Turner (b.1880, d.1955). I.Henry Trout Jr (b. c1896) was also listed as a pharmacist, and may have taken over the Trout Drugstore at some point.
(more information will be added when I get around to researching this druggist)

Bottles:

trout_04 Clear 2.8" (1/2 ounce) bottle, embossed: front: TROUT & TURNER / THE Rexall STORE / FRONT ROYAL, VA.
rear: 1/2 OZ
trout_01 Amber 3" screw-top bottle with horizontal ridges, and a label that says:
label: GENTIAN VIOLET / ... / TROUT DRUG CO. INC. / W. H. HERR, PRES. / THE Rexall STORE / PHONE: ME 5-3115 FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA
trout_03 Amber 4" screw-top bottle with label that says:
label: THEMOTABS 100's / SALT TABLETS / ... / TROUT DRUG CO INC / W. E. HERR PRES. / THE Rexall STORE / PHONE: 635-3115 FRONT ROYAL, VIRGINIA



Other Items:
trout_02 According to the Front Royal walking tour1, this building at 201 E. Main street is known as the Trout building, constructed in 1900 by Isaac Trout. The walking tour pamphlet goes on to say that the Turner & Trout pharmacy operated in this building from 1912 to 1994. This photo was taken March 2010.
trout_05 This is a 6.2x3.5" cardboard advertisment for WAMPOLE'S PREPARATION, that says:
TROUT DRUG COMPANY / PHARMACISTS / FRONT ROYAL - VIRGINIA
It compares the product to other historic achievements such as the invention of the light bulb, the airplane, etc. It mentions the George Washington Bridge in 1931, so it dates to sometime after that.
trout_06a trout_06b This is a 24-page booklet for Dr. C.I.Shoop's products, copyrighted 1908. It describes various products from Dr Shoop including his Catarrh remedy, Lax-ets laxatives, Preventics (which claims to cure colds), Croup cure, Magic Ointment for Piles, etc. On the back is stamped:
TROUT & TURNER, DRUGGISTS, / FRONT ROYAL, VA.


1 Pamphlet: Walking Tour Front Royal VA published by Front Royal Visitor Center




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