Pasuta T from Bangkok has joined our busy band of jokesters who take time out to search out a good story. We used "T" for her surname, not to hide her identity but being a Thai name it would not fit on the page.
Welcome aboard Pasuta
She kicks off today with this as a starter.
Here are some interesting everyday products from the past. No wonder they were called, "The Good Old Days".
A bottle of Bayer's heroin. Between 1890 and 1910 heroin was
sold as a non-addictive substitute for morphine. It was also used
to treat children with strong cough.
Coca Wine, anyone?
Metcalf Coca Wine was one of a huge variety of wines with cocaine on the market.
Everybody used to say that it would make you happy
and it would also work as a medicinal treatment.
Mariani wine (1875) was the most famous Coca wine of
it's time. Pope Leo XIII used to carry one bottle with him
all the time. He awarded Angelo Mariani (the producer)
with a Vatican gold medal.
Produced by Maltine Manufacturing Company of NewYork.
It was suggested that you should take a full glass with or
after every meal... Children should take half a glass..
A paper weight:
A paper weight promoting C.F. Boehringer & Soehne
( Mannheim , Germany ). They were proud of being the
Biggest producers in the world of products containing
Quinine and Cocaine.
Opium for Asthma:
It is 90 proof.
Cocaine tablets (1900)
All stage actors, singers, teachers and preachers had
To have them for a maximum performance.
Great to "smooth" the voice.
Cocaine drops for toothache
Very popular for children in 1885. Not only did they
relieve the pain, they made the children happy!
Opium for new-borns
I'm sure this would make them sleep well
(not only the Opium, but 46% alcohol!)