Franck Baker & Son


Company Names, addresses, dates:
  Franck Baker the Druggist, Winchester VA
  Franck Baker & Son, Winchester VA

Notes:
(more information will be added when I get around to researching this druggist)

Bottles:

baker_01 Clear bottles, left is 6.25", center is 5", and right is 4.5". They are embossed:
horizontal in fancy oval slugplate: FRANCK BAKER & SON / PHARMACISTS / WINCHESTER VA
base (center bottle): W T & CO / J / U.S.A.
base (right bottle): W T & CO / F / U.S.A.
baker_03 This is a 2.7" clear bottle with original contents & label (both sides are shown in the photo), embossed:
horizontal in fancy oval slugplate: FRANCK BAKER & SON / PHARMACISTS / WINCHESTER, VA.
base: WT&CO / C / U.S.A.
label: OIL WINTERGREEN / FRANCK BAKER & SON / PHARMACISTS / WINCHESTER, VA.
baker_06 Left is 6", middle is 5.2" and right is 2.8". They're all clear bottles embossed:
round slugplate: FRANCK BAKER / THE DRUGGIST
base: WT&CO / * * * / U.S.A. / PAT 1 24 88
They don't say "WINCHESTER" on them, but they're likely from the same Winchester Franck Baker as all the bottles above.
baker_02 These are similar to the bottles above, but they have the added words "& SON". They all have the same round slugplate, and only differ slightly on how the base is embossed. Their sizes are 5.2", 4.7", 4.2" and 3.5" (4,3,2 & 1 ounce). I also have a 6.7" (8 oz) bottle that wouldn't fit in the photo. The embossing on each says:
round slugplate: FRANCK BAKER / & SON / THE DRUGGISTS
base: WT&CO / E / U.S.A. / PAT JAN 24, 1888
baker_10 This is a 5.1" aqua BIM bottle with a partial label that says:
label: ... E.W. BAKER, / Proprietor, / WINCHESTER, VA. / U.S.A.
My guess would be that "E.W. Baker" was a descendent of Franck Baker, but that's something I need to research.
baker_08 This is a 2.5" machine-made screw-top bottle with a metal cap. The label says:
label: Mentholic / Comp. / Stimulant and / Antiseptic in Dryness / Catarrn the Throat / DOSE. - 1 to 2 tablets / dissolved slowly in / mouth every hour / until relieved. / FRANCK BAKER & SON / Pharmacists / Winchester / VA
baker_09 This is a 4.3" amber machine-made bottle with a partial label that says:
label: ... 100 TABLETS ASPRIN ... PREPARED BY FRANCK BAKER ... PHARMACIST ... WINCHESTER ...



Other Items:
baker_05 Clear 4.5" bottle embossed:
This is an 8.5" x 5.5" receipt from Franck baker & Son from 1904 & 1905. This is typical of old drugstore receipts I've seen, where the bill goes on for several months (note the month written in the 1st column). It looks like the purchaser's name is "J.M. Buntz". The pre-printed header says:
ACCOUNTS RENDERED MONTHLY / Winchester, VA., _______ 190_ / TO FRANCK BAKER & SON, DR. / DRUGGISTS / PROPRIETOR OF / BAKER'S HEADACHE TABLETS / BAKER'S EMULSION COD LIVER OIL / BAKER'S VIOLET CREAM / TELEPHONE 85
baker_07 Page 93 of More Images of the Past1 says that Bakers Drug Store was on 25 North Loudoun Street. This is a photo taken October 2010 of 25 N. Loudon Street.


1 Book: More Images of the Past, A Photographic Review of Winchester & Frederick County Virginia, Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society




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