O.P. Hare


Company Names, addresses, dates:
  O.P. Hare, Petersburg VA
  O.P. Hare & Co., Petersburg VA
  O.P. Hare Drug Co., Halifax St. near Market St., Petersburg VA (c.1920s)
  O.P. Hare Drug Co., 130 South Ave., Petersburg VA (c.1950s - c.1980s)

Notes:
The book "The Pill Rollers" says that the O.P. Hare Drug Company started in 1850. However an October 2, 1922 advertisement in the Richmond Times Dispatch claimed they had been in business over 50 years (1850 would have been 72 years earlier), so my guess is that Hare got started sometime closer to 1870.
The June 7, 1870 edition of the Richmond Whig newspaper said that O.P. Hare was issued a patent for a liniment. And the March 1st 1904 edition of the Richmond Times Dispatch had an ad for Hare's celebrated liniment, claming that it cures permanently: Rheumatism, Neuralgia, Cramp, Sore Throat, Colic, Cholera Morbus, Headache, Pains in the Limbs, Chilblains, Sprains, Bruises, and Fresh Cuts.

Bottles:

hare_05 Amber 3.2" bottle embossed:
vertical: O.P. HARE / DRUG CO / PETERSBURG, VA.
base: W.T.CO. / 2
hare_06 This bottle is embossed the same as the bottle above, but it's larger and a different shade of amber. It's 4.0" tall, embossed:
vertical: O.P. HARE / DRUG CO / PETERSBURG, VA.
hare_09 This is yet again a bottle embossed the same as above, but larger and a different shade of amber. It's 5.25" tall, embossed:
vertical: O.P. HARE / DRUG CO / PETERSBURG, VA.
hare_07 Another like the bottles above, but larger still and yet another shade of amber, this is a 7.25" bottle embossed:
vertical: O.P. HARE / DRUG CO / PETERSBURG, VA.
hare_01 Amber 4.75" bottle embossed:
horizontal: 3ii / O.P. HARE / DRUG CO / (logo with "H") / PETERSBURG / VA.
base horizontal: W.T.CO. / USA
base vertical: PAT./ APD. FOR
hare_08 This is an aqua, 7" tall, BIM bottle, shaped like a typical "citrate of magnesia" bottle. It is embossed:
horizontal in fancy slugplate: O.P. HARE & CO. / DRUGGISTS / PETERSBURG, VA.
base: W T & CO / 1
hare_04 Clear 4.7" bottle embossed:
horizontal on top: 3ii
vertical: O.P. HARE DRUG CO. / PETERSBURG, VA.
base: C L G CO / 2
hare_03 Clear 5.5" bottle embossed:
vertical: O.P. HARE & CO. / DRUGGISTS / PETERSBURG, VA.
base: USA (the rest is garbled and it's all crooked)
hare_02 Clear 6.8" bottle embossed:
horizontal on top: 3viii
vertical: O.P. HARE & CO. / DRUGGISTS / PETERSBURG, VA.
base: *** / WT&CO / USA



Other items:
hare_10 This is a receipt from 1918 that says:
T.F.KNOCK, PRES.     W.E. POOLE, VICE-PRES.     C.L.GUTHRIE, SEC. & TREAS. / Petersburg, VA., Sept 21st 1918 / BOUGHT OF O.P. HARE DRUG CO., INC. DEALERS IN / PURE DRUGS, PAINTS, WINDOW GLASS AND GARDEN SEEDS / COMPLETE LINE OF DRUG SUNDRIES / PHONE 145. COR. HALIFAX AND SOUTH AVE.
Also printed in a box:
PROPRIETORS OF Hare's Sanine / Hare's Co. Syr. Hypophos / Hare's Fragrant Cream / Hare's Baking Powder / TERMS CASH.

1 Book: "The Pill Rollers" by Lillian & Charles Richardson



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