🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Unidentified Medicine Bottle

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I came across this old cork top medicine in South Florida. It has writing on it that appears to be white paint or something similar. Its not an ABM so that dates the bottle as approx. pre-1904. I need help reading it and hoping to identify the business it came from. There are 3 lines of writing. Im going to start out by saying I think the first line is Village Pharmacy or Village Pharm. The third line might be Tequesta... but I get nothing on google pre-1904 using those 3 key words. There is also writing on the neck. Any guesses?
 

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Good to see you posting BCH.....I would have to guess that while it is an older BIM medicine, it was likely repurposed in the post 1950 era perhaps as a prop at a pharmacy in the Tequesta Village in Palm Beach area of Florida. It looks like a homemade paint embossing.
 

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Good to see you posting BCH.....I would have to guess that while it is an older BIM medicine, it was likely repurposed in the post 1950 era perhaps as a prop at a pharmacy in the Tequesta Village in Palm Beach area of Florida. It looks like a homemade paint embossing.
Yea there is a Tequesta in Martin County Florida and it may have been some kind of modern prop or gift but why I cannot find Village Pharmacy or maybe it is a fictitious place? The man doesn't know where he obtained it but it was in the family at least 50 years. That might put it in that era when the Tequesta Village was young and trying to sell homes or condos.
 
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Village Pharm
Bills P.d Tequila

on the neck looks like Expresso juice some of the letters are wrong but maybe I got some others missed and we will solve it.
Yea maybe. Thanks. I was thinking Expressway would fit but not in 1904. It could be a modern prop or gift. The man doesnt know where he obtained it but it was in the family at least 50 years.
 
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I think saying it's one of a kind would be a safe bet . what it says and means we may never know , or the next poster may fill in the blanks. that's what I love about this site . good luck and nice to see you posting.
 
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I think saying it's one of a kind would be a safe bet . what it says and means we may never know , or the next poster may fill in the blanks. that's what I love about this site . good luck and nice to see you posting.
TY. Most of South Florida was young and sparcely settled in the late 1800s and Tequesta would have been extremely remote so I thought the pharmacist may have written that and it might be a genuine antique pharmacy bottle but its looking like a 60s-70s era gift or prop of some sort written on a genuine old medicine bottle.

Village Pharm.
"Bill's Pills"
Tequesta
 
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I think the top word on the neck is 'Expression'. It seems to be a repurposed bottle. Maybe a private joke of some sort... I remember on one of my birthday's ending in a zero someone gave a "medicine bottle" filled with green M&M's.

The earliest reference I find for Village Pharmacy in Tequesta is about 1960.
 
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