Friday, February 27, 2009

Glessner Company Labels Mid 20th Century

Dr Drakes Croup and Cough Medicine was the original brand started by Len C Glessner. Softskin was a brand that my mom remembered packaging during the great depression with multicolored bags. The patent was later sold to Vicks I understand.
Pain a Lay is still marketed through Roberts Proprietaries in New York, New Jersey, and amazingly our family still receives royality checks some 40 years after Harry C Glessner sold the business. I have wonderful memories of visiting the family business as a teen, and riding the old freight elevator the Granddad Glessners right hand man, Dwight in the building pictured below.

Added April 9th 2011. Searching the internet I found an interesting link to the Findlay Antique Bottle Club Official Website/Blog

Friday, March 18, 2011
Dr. Drake's Remedy and Trademark Law -- Findlay Ohio Items Show'n'Tell
By Marianne Dow

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