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Walker's Pure Herb Tonic - a product of Columbia, KY

2014-01-28 - S Reed Street, Columbia, KY - Photo from collection of Doug Janes. Collector Doug Janes has a bottle which once contained 8 ounces of Walker's Pure Herb Tonic, a (32 proof. It was 16% alcohol) Vegetable Compound. The elixir was a product of Walker Tin Shop (later Cole's Tin Shop, now Burton Tin Shop) founder Horace Walker. Janes said that several cases of the medicine were found, intact, in an attic storage area at the tin shop by Charles Cole after he bought the business. It was good stuff, manufactured by a Registered Chemist. Walker Medicine Company was, the label says parenthetically, Not Incorporated.

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