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There is not a lot of information about these milk glass bottles. Demas Barnes who owned many patented medicines acquired the rights to Hagan's Magnolia Balm sometime before 1863.

Photos below are of three revenue stamps that shows that Demas Banes was the sole proprietor of this product.

hagan stamp.hagan stamp 2.hagan stamp 3

From article 133: Demas Barnes was born on April 4 1827 in Gorham Township, Ontario County. By 1849 he would move to New York City and engaged in a drug business the same year with Charles Henry Fletcher of Castoria fame. They would also become wholesalers and distributors of proprietary medicines. The first private die stamp used by Demas Barnes was issued in March of 1863. Below is a list of the medicine patents he bought from various developers. According to his die stamps he was the proprietor of Drake's Plantation Bitters-Drake's Catawba Bitters- Lyon's Magnetic Power-Lyon's Kathairon- Guysott's Yellow Dock and Sarsaparilla-Mexican Mustang Liniment-Heimstreet's Hair Coloring-Hagan's Magnolia Balm-Royce and Esterlys Dentrifice-Wynkoops Pectoral-Prickly Plasters. All before 1863. For more about Demas Barnes refer to article # 133.

Below are photos of two slightly different bottles and a labeled bottle.

hagan 1..hagen label


The Lyon Manufacturing Co. acquired the rights to Hagan's Magnolia Balm sometime after 1871. They sold the product for 75 cents a bottle. For more about Lyon Manufacturing Co. refer to article # 99.

Below are photos of trade cards for this product.

hagans trade card

hagan trade card 3.hagan trade card 2

hagan hair balm ad

hagens trade card 5

hagens trade card 6

The add above says: Makes a lady of thirty appear to be twenty.


Frank & Frank Jr.(Wicker) Bottle Collection.

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