DR DAVID JAYNE: ALTERATIVE & EXPECTORANT
David Jayne was born in 1799 in Monroe, Country Pennsylvania. He would graduate from the Medical Department of the University of Pennsylvania. By 1925 he started practicing medicine in Cumberland County and then in Salem County, New Jersey.
His first proprietary medicine he introduced was Carminative Balsam in 1831 followed by the Liniment or Counter- Irritant in the later 1830s.
In 1836 he would purchase a drug store at No. 20 south Third Street in Philadelphia. His business was growing rapidly and by 1845 he move to No. 8 South Third Street. In 1848 he began to build a ten story high building on the south side of Chest Nut Street in Philadelphia. The building was completed in the autumn of 1850.
By 1850 he formed a partnership with his son David W. Jayne and his nephew Eben C. Jayne to operate the wholesale drug business. In 1855 a new partner joined the firm a John K. Walker. He was the brother-in-law of Dr. D. Jayne. Now the firm was called the Dr. Jayne & Sons.
Dr. D Jayne would die on March 5 1866. The business continued under management of David and Eben Jayne and John Walker.
Below are photos of their Dr. D. Jayne's Alterative 84 Chest St. Phila. This product was introduced in 1851.
Below are photos of their Jaynes Expectorant which was first marketed in 1858.
Below are photos of their tax stamps and two almanacs.
Below is a list of their other medicines that the company produced.
D. Jayne Salem, N.J. (open pontil)
D. Jayne & Sons Druggist & Chemist's Philada ( open pontil)
Dr. D. Jayne's Aque Mixture Philadelphia ( open pontil)
Jayne's Aque Pills ( open pontil )
Dr. D. Jayne Alterative 84 Chest St. Phila ( open pontil & smooth base )
Dr. D. Jayne Alterative 242 Chest St. Phila ( smooth base )
Dr. D. Jayne's Carminative Balsam Philada ( open pontil and smooth base )
Jayne's Extract Ginger Dr. D. Jayne's American Hair Dye Philada ( open pontil )
Dr. D. Jayne's hair Tonic Philada ( open pontil and smooth base ) Dr. D. Jayne's Hair Tonic Philad'a - Tonico Del Dr. D. Jayne Paraeldelo Philada
Dr. D. Jayne Oleaginous Hair Tonic Philada ( open pontil )
Dr. D. Jayne's Liquid Hair Dye No 1 Phila ( open pontil )
Dr. D. Jayne's Liquid hair Dye No 2 ( open pontil )
Dr. D. Jayne's Indian Expectorant ( open pontil )
Dr. D Jayne's Expectorant ( open pontil and smooth base )
Dr. D. Jayne's Life Preservative Philada ( open pontil )
Dr. D. Jayne's Liniment or Counterirritant Philada ( open pontil ) Dr. D. Jayne's sanative Pills Prepared by Dr. D. Jayne's & Sons Philadelphia ( label under glass )
Dr. D. Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge Philada ( open pontil )
Dr. D. Jayne's Tonic Vermifuge 84 Chest St. Phila ( open pontil and smooth base ) Dr. D. Jayne's Vermifuge 242 Chest St. Phila The Strengh- Giver ( smooth base )
As you can see you can gather quite a collection of these bottles. This does not include any variants.
History of Drug Containers and Their Labels by George Griffenhagen & Mary Bogard 1999.
Antique American Medicine Bottles by M Knapp.
Makers of Philadelphia 1894 by Morris Charles.
Frank & Frank Jr.(Wicker) Bottle Collection.