WEEKS & POTTER: THE CUTICURA SYSTEM OF CURING CONSTISTUTIONAL HUMORS
Andrew G. Weeks and Warren Bailey Potter were both retail and wholesale druggists in Boston. They formed Weeks & Potter in 1852. They were the proprietors of patent medicines such as Mrs. M. N. Gardner's Indian Balsam of Liverwort & Horehound. These two men also were agents for the companies of Ayer's, Fetridge, Kidder, Osgood and Schench.
By the 1860 they were producing their own products such as Perry's Moth and Freckle Lotion for Chloasmay, Collin's Voltac-Electric Porous Plasters and Sanford's Radical Cure ( for Catarrh), and Potter's liniment External Remedy.
In 1876 Warren Potter registered a trade mark for Cuticura and by 1878 began to manufacture and sell Cuticura. Cuticra is a soap product.
On January 1, 1883 the company's name changed to The Potter Drug & Chemical Company located at 135 and 137 Columbus Ave. Boston, Mass. with Robert White now with the company. White was a long time employee of the Weeks & Potter business who eventually became the president of the company in 1899. White would pass away in 1922.
Below are some proprietor stamps that were issued to the company.
Below is a wood create or Cuticura.
Below are some ads from this company.
From 1911.........................From 1892
Below are photos of their square shape bottle embossed Originated by / Weeks & Potter Boston // The Cuticura System / of Curing / Constitutional Humors. These bottle date roughly from 1871 to 1883.
Below are photos of their square shape bottle embossed Potter Drug & Chemical / Corporation / Boston, Mass. U S A. // The Cuticura System / of Curing / Constitutional Humors. These bottles date from 1883 to sometime around 1902. These bottle come to two sizes 7 ½ in tall and 9 ¼ inches tall.
.. Box courtesy of ebay.
There also is a Potter Drug & Chemical / Corporation Boston // Cuticura Treatment / for Affections / of the Skin. These bottle are square also and are 9 ½ inches tall.
Other Potter product Cuticura Plaster.
Below Week & Potter Laudanum.
Sanford's Radcal Cure was also manufactured by Weeks & Potter.
Below is a photo of a small tin can of Potter's Cuticura Ointment.
A. B. & G. C. Magazine, The Medicine Chest Article by Dr. Cannon.
Frank & Frank Jr. (Wicker) Bottle Collection. No longer have the bottles.