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|Sam Loyd's "Trick Donkeys" puzzle card was one of his most famous creations.|
|back of the puzzle card above|
Here's how it looked on Google Street View in Sept 2011:
|S. Booth & Son operated out of Waterbury, CT as well as Thomaston.|
|alternate address 33 Wendell St., Boston|
Despite testimonials to the contrary, the Massachusetts Agricultural Station did not give this product very favorable reviews, as per this Google Book entry from no.20, May 1886, p.6:
Issues 8-57 of ...Bulletin, Amherst Massachusetts. Agricultural experiment station
|Author||Massachusetts Agricultural Experiment Station|
|Original from||the University of Michigan|
|Digitized||Dec 18, 2008|
In the ad from Google Books below, Renne's cautioned that their oil did not set broken bones, though as you can see, it seemed to cure anything else anyone could imagine.
|Title||History of the City of Lawrence|
|Author||Jonathan Franklin Chesley Hayes|
|Publisher||E.D. Green, 1868|
|Original from||the New York Public Library|
|Digitized||Feb 28, 2008|
As indicated in this court settlement(from Google Books), the "Magic" in this oil was likely alcohol. While having almost no medicinal effect, it most likely was a placebo that inspired optimism about life in general!
|Contributors||United States. Board of Food and Drug Inspection,United States. Department of Agriculture. Office of the Secretary,United States. Bureau of Chemistry,United States. Food, Drug, and Insecticide Administration|
|Publisher||U.S. Government Printing Office, 1918|
|Original from||The Ohio State University|
|Digitized||Dec 9, 2013|
In the lower right corner of the card above is seen:
|Title||Harry Miner's American Dramatic Directory for the Season of 1884-'85: A Complete Directory of the Dramatic and Operatic Professions and a Guide to the Opera Houses, Theatres and Public Halls of America: Together with Much Other Information of Value to the Amusement Profession|
|Publisher||Wolf & Palmer Dramatic Publishing Company, 1884 p.250|
|Original from||the University of California|
|Digitized||Jan 10, 2014|
|According to Wikipedia cubeb is a tropical pepper.|
There are various claims made for its medicinal properties.
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|Here's another mystery merchant for you to research....|
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