Beautiful certificate from the S.T.W. Sanford & Sons
issued in 1882. This historic document was printed by C.W. Ames & Company and has an
ornate border around it. This item has the signatures of the Company's President, Samuel T. W. Sanford and Secretary, D. S. Sanford and is over 127 years old. Pen cancelled.
Old Bottle Shown for Illustrative Purposes
Old Ad Shown for Illustrative Purposes
Samuel T.W. Sanford, a New York City physician, began selling the Liver Invigorator in the mid-1840s. About 1878, the Potter Drug and Chemical Co. became a subsidiary manufacturer of some of Dr. Sanford's preparations including the Liver Invigorator. Other products included the Radical Cure, Essence of Jamaica Ginger, and White Pine Balsam. The company distributed them from Boston and London.
About 1860 Sanford’s sons joined his business and the family members retained control of their brands through the turn of the century. The Radical Cure was first introduced about 1871. Samuel Sanford retired in the early 1880’s.
Dr. Sanford's Liver Invigorator was advertised a cure for for Liver Complaints, Dyspepsia, Malaria, Constipation, Jaundice, Biliousness, Headaches
included the Radical Cure, Essence of Jamaica Ginger, and White Pine Balsam.
History from Wikipedia.