Description: I.N. Thorn was an established druggist in Brattleboro, Vt., in the mid-1850s and compounded his extract of hops in the early 1870’s. His son, I.B. Thorn, joined him in business a few years later. By the 1890’s the firm was styled as Thorn’s Medicine Co. and was also selling a Vegetable Cough Cure - a very scarce Vermont Cure (Courtesy of Bill & Betty Wilson). Other products included the "Hop and Burdock Plaster” the "Hop and Burdock Pill" and "Thorn's Sarsaparilla.” This large variant is considerably scarcer than the smaller sized one, and has considerable stature for an early Vermont medicine.
Note: I have included a photo showing both size variants as well as color variation.
Embossed: THORN’S / HOP & BURDOCK / TONIC / BRATTLEBORO, VT
Color: Gorgeous honey-amber.
Condition: Excellent, strong embossing. About mint, tiny flea bite (rough spot) on upper lip.
Item No. 210