Author Topic: how much is a burnett's cocoaine bottle worth and how old is it?  (Read 1420 times)

deere1234

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Hi everyone how old is this bottle and does anyone know how much value it might have ?

here is a photo of the bottle.

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Re: how much is a burnett's cocoaine bottle worth and how old is it?
« Reply #1 on: February 26, 2008, 08:24:12 PM »
Hi I hope this helps

Advertisement for Burnett's Cocoaine
Burnett's Cocoaine (c. 1880) contained coconut oil not cocaine as its primary ingredient. Hoping to capitalize on the popularity of products containing cocaine and their association with "modern medicine," some manufacturers developed similarly sounding proprietary names. Burnett's Cocoaine bottles are bought and sold by many modern collectors who mistakenly believe the product contained cocaine. They must be similarly confused about the nature of "cocoa" and "coca" products. ("Cocoanut" is also a variant spelling of "coconut," and hence the aptly named product.)


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http://wings.buffalo.edu/aru/preprohibition.htm